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Offline Peter CINERAMAX

Seattle Upstages Sarasota :-D with new No Holds Barred 6P CINERAMA
« on: Wed November 19, 2014, 12:13:16 AM »
To those that do not know CINERAMA is an ANAGRAM for AMERICAN.

Thanks to Taker for heads Up.

SEATTLE -- Cinerama, the city's iconic and historic downtown movie theater, will reopen Thursday after a few months of upgrades.

Customers will be treated to the latest movie technology, local beer and wine, gourmet snacks, and wider seats which can be reserved, according to Vulcan Inc., the owner of Cinerama.

The theater features the only commercial 6p laser projector in the country. The projector uses a pair of light beams to offer the best resolution, color, and brightness currently available to audiences, in both 2D and 3D, according to designer Christie.

Tickets will cost $15.

Dolby installed its new Atmos sound system, with 110 speakers, capable of making it seem as though sounds are floating around the room.

A bright new mural depicting various films adorns the exterior of the theater.

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen purchased Cinerama in 1998, and has upgraded it four times since then.

I am definitely going to visit this one.

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Offline Peter CINERAMAX

Re: Seattle Upstages Sarasota with new No Holds Barred 6P CINERAMA
« Reply #1 on: Wed November 19, 2014, 12:25:12 AM »
more pics


9 reasons Cinerama just became the best place to see a movie in Seattle
After a four-month long renovation, Seattle Cinerama reopens on Thursday, November 20, with upgrades might have to be seen to be believed.

9. You can reserve your seat

Photo by MyNorthwest.com/Alyssa Kleven
You're not leaving your seat to chance. Whether you buy your tickets online or at the box office, you're also reserving exactly where in the theater you're going to sit.

8. The new projector is the first of its kind in a commerical theater

Photo by MyNorthwest.com/Alyssa Kleven
Things get technical here, but let's just say this movie projector, The Christie 6P, has the best resolution, color, and brightness you can find on a large-scale screen.

7. 3D or 2D, matinee or evening - your ticket is always $15

Photo by Cinerama
There's no surprises in the price here. And the service fee, if you're buying your ticket online, is only $1.50.

6. Snacks are local, and there's still chocolate popcorn

Photo by MyNorthwest.com/Alyssa Kleven
No, Cinerama hasn't gotten rid of it's most famous snack - chocolate popcorn. But they did add a lot to the menu in an effort to make the theater a lot more like your Seattle home. Stop by the concessions stand to grab a Brave Horse pretzel, a Cupcake Royale cupcake, Full Tilt Ice Cream, or Theo Chocolate.

5. 21+ beverages without losing the all ages fun

Photo by MyNorthwest.com/Alyssa Kleven
Now, movie-goers can enjoy a glass of wine, a beer, or a hard cider when they're relaxing at the movie theater. Just like the snacks, the beverages are local, too, featuring Seattle Cider, Elysian and Fremont breweries, and Proletariat Wine.

4. Some of our favorite things stay the same

Photo by Cinerama
The architects behind Cinerama's latest renovations worked hard to insure some of the theater's signature elements would stay true to its roots. The auditorium's star-painted ceiling was maintained. Out in the lobby, you can still see movie costumes from the Allen family's collection. On the calendar, you'll still find film festivals, including the Science Fiction Film Festival and the Horror Film Festival.

3. Surrounded by even more surround sound

Photo by MyNorthwest.com/Alyssa Kleven
Audiophiles rejoice! Cinerama now boasts state-of-the-art sound from Dolby Atmos and Meyer Sound technology. But you should really know there's 30 percent more speakers in the theater, and you can feel the sound rush "over the top of you."

2. Your eyes won't get as tired watching 3D

Photo by MyNorthwest.com/Alyssa Kleven
The new projector at Cinerama has been specifically designed for 3D: Its dual-head system delivers both left and right eye images simultaneously, reducing eye strain and fatigue that a lot of us experience when we try to watch blockbusters in 3D.

1. Every seat has 2 feet of leg room

Photo by MyNorthwest.com/Alyssa Kleven
Before the renovation, Cinerama sat 798 patrons per movie, but in order to make movie-goers more comfortable, over 100 seats were removed. Now, all 570 patrons will have 2 feet of leg room.

Offline Peter CINERAMAX

Hobbit 6p marathon at 13 ft lamberts HFR 6p with 250 dollar 3d glasses
« Reply #2 on: Wed November 19, 2014, 12:28:16 AM »
Attention HFR critical little girls, you hereby are being challenged to EAT YOU WORDS!!!

If I was Taker I would Take the Family to this....


Offline Peter CINERAMAX

Offline Peter CINERAMAX

Re: Seattle Upstages Sarasota with new No Holds Barred 6P CINERAMA
« Reply #5 on: Wed November 19, 2014, 12:46:12 AM »
more pics

CAMO'd height channel rows, absroptio9n and refraction is this the textbook acoustical treatments for our 32 channel systems?

Of course (seems intuitive), let's find out more about the acoustics redesign.

I would give a finger like Canseco to find out which lensing...HOPE NOT A 2K!!!!!! I cant take that any more. :D
« Last Edit: Wed November 19, 2014, 12:48:05 AM by Peter CINERAMAX »

Offline Peter CINERAMAX

Christie Duo
« Reply #6 on: Wed November 19, 2014, 12:52:24 AM »
Duo FAQs

We have a L shaped array here, the perpendicular projector is mounted normally the  parallel projector requires a track system for service.
« Last Edit: Sun November 23, 2014, 02:31:28 AM by Peter CINERAMAX »

Offline Peter CINERAMAX

Re: Seattle Upstages Sarasota with new No Holds Barred 6P CINERAMA
« Reply #7 on: Wed November 19, 2014, 12:54:35 AM »
All of the technologies (yes including the duo and Meyer) were considered in earlier EUROPA DESIGNS.

Offline Peter CINERAMAX

Re: Seattle Upstages Sarasota with new No Holds Barred 6P CINERAMA
« Reply #8 on: Wed November 19, 2014, 01:03:25 AM »
By Moira Macdonald

Seattle Times movie critic

A new mural wraps around the exterior of downtown Seattle’s Cinerama Theatre, which will reopen Thursday night after an extensive remodel.
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Ken Lambert / The Seattle Times

A new mural wraps around the exterior of downtown Seattle’s Cinerama Theatre, which will reopen Thursday night after an extensive remodel.

Coming soon


The theater reopens Thursday, Nov. 20, with screenings of “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1,” 2100 Fourth Ave., Seattle (206-448-6680 or cinerama.com).

Seattle’s historic Cinerama Theatre, reopening Thursday night with “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1” after several months’ closure, has a new look — inside and out.

Those driving past the 1960s-era single-screen theater in recent weeks will have noticed its new outfit: a red-and-blue retro mural, covering two sides of the theater’s building on Fourth Avenue and Lenora Street, created by Don Clark of the Seattle design firm Invisible Creature.

Inside, the lobby features new displays from owner Paul Allen’s movie-memorabilia collection (who knew Jim Carrey’s Riddler suit was so sparkly?) and updated concessions featuring local beer, cider and wine, Tom Douglas pretzels and hot dogs for all tastes.

But it’s inside the auditorium itself where you’ll see the biggest changes, in Cinerama’s fourth and most substantial renovation since Allen purchased the theater in 1998. Remember those soft but oddly bouncy red Cinerama seats, with cramped legroom and a too-shallow slope? The new seats are red, but the similarity ends there: The theater’s capacity has been drastically reduced (from 798 to 570), and while the result isn’t quite stadium seating, it’s pretty close.

A test-sit proved the new, wider seats quite comfortable, with unobstructed views and plenty of room to stretch your legs. And, in a new twist for Cinerama, all seats are reserved.

From that seat, things look, and sound, pretty good. A new white screen, framed with lush-looking mauve curtains that look like they could cover a football field, has been installed, with the traditional Cinerama curved screen stored safely behind it.

Ryan Hufford, senior systems engineer for Allen’s Vulcan, noted in a walk-through Friday that the previous sound at Cinerama had “a muddy texture” to it. No longer: The sound system has been overhauled, with new speakers everywhere (now 110 of them, compared with about 65 before), adjustments to the room’s acoustics, and new technology from Dolby Atmos and Meyer Sound.

In the projection room, a new state-of-the-art Christie 6P laser projector, with both 3-D and 2-D capacity, resides beside the theater’s 35mm and 70mm equipment, as well as its 1950s-era three-strip Cinerama projector. Seattle’s Cinerama is, said theater operator Greg Wood, the only theater in the world with this particular combination of formats.

All this comes with an increased ticket price, but one not wildly out of line with other downtown theaters. Cinerama tickets now cost a flat $15, for matinee or evening shows, 2-D or 3-D. You can purchase and choose seats online for an extra $1.50, or do so in person at the box office for no fee.

By comparison, nearby AMC Pacific Place and Regal Meridian downtown are approximately $12-$13 for an evening 2-D screening; $15-$16 for 3-D; matinees are a couple of dollars less. Downtown’s other massive screen, the Boeing IMAX Cinema at Pacific Science Center, is $14.75 (plus $2.50 online booking); it will close in the spring for a renovation of its own.

With the vast array of new housing within a few blocks of Fourth and Lenora, Cinerama is becoming, for many, a neighborhood theater. Wood said he’s excited to book new film festivals, in addition to Cinerama’s ongoing annual science-fiction and horror-film festivals — and that there “will definitely be a 70mm presence” at the theater for 2015. Upcoming programming will feature Cinerama’s trademark mix of blockbusters with more unexpected films — “similar,” he said, “but magnifying.”

Moira Macdonald: 206-464-2725 or mmacdonald@seattletimes.com
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Offline Peter CINERAMAX

No Holds Barred 6P CINERAMA-Taker Site Vist
« Reply #9 on: Wed January 07, 2015, 12:31:43 AM »
Thanks Take!

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Offline Peter CINERAMAX

Actual Pictures from Taker
« Reply #11 on: Mon January 19, 2015, 10:58:19 PM »
He said Hobbit 3 looked fantastic in 6p HFR, the sound of the meyers was confused for regular QSC's, (Horn Harsh) :D

These pictures show the position of the height channels.more to come...

Offline Peter CINERAMAX

They are using giant BAD panels in rear of auditorium...
« Reply #12 on: Wed January 21, 2015, 08:40:16 AM »
Again pictures by Taker.