This Is Cinerama. 1952. USA. Directed by Merian C. Cooper, Gunther von Fritsch. With Lowell Thomas. SmileBox 5.1 DCP. 122 min.
The widescreen revolution of the 1950s began when This Is Cinerama took audiences for a ride on the Rockaway Playland Roller Coaster, and then on to scenic points around the globe filmed with three cameras yoked side by side. This sense-swamping travelogue has been restored from the original elements and will be presented in “SmileBox,” a recreation of the curved-screen presentation of the initial release. Digital restoration by Cinerama, Inc.