Type of cinema patented by US inventor Fred Waller in the 1940s. It used an enormous screen (at least 15.5 m/50 ft wide and 7.5 m/25 ft) curved into an arc of 165ş. This was filled by three modified 35-mm projectors producing an overlapping image that gave the illusion of a continuous picture. This is Cinerama opened on Broadway 1952.
By the mid-1950s hundreds of “Cinerama theaters” had opened across the US, and in Japan, Britain, Italy, and France. The craze was shortlived and by 1967 all the theaters had closed.
Wide-screen process devised 1937 by Fred Waller of Paramount’s special-effects department. Originally three 35-mm cameras and three projectors were used to record and project a single image. Three aspects of the image were recorded and then projected on a large curved screen with the result that the images blended together to produce an illusion of vastness. The first Cinerama film was the travelogue This Is Cinerama 1952, but the first story feature was How the West Was Won 1962. The process was subsequently abandoned in favor of a single-lens 70-mm process.
Vrsta kinematografske tehnike za projektovanje (prikazivanje) filmova na širokom platnu, uz upotrebu tri filmske vrpce, tri projekciona aparata i šest tonskih traka, tako da se ton reprodukuje preko šest zvučnika; v. sinerama.
Vrsta trodimenzionalnog plastičnog filma, koji se prikazuje na konkavnom platnu, triput dužem od običnog, sa tri projekciona aparata; ovaj način stvara kod gledaoca predstavu potpune plastičnosti; gleda se bez naočara. (grč.)