Come "unintentionally" laugh your face off at The Reading Cinemas Gaslamp 15 with the last of the Cinerama-series films for 2013...
'Windjammer' (1958) (Original Cinerama Format) (Trailer below)
"Come onboard the magnificent Norwegian square-rigger (for what has now become an unintentional work of humor) as it sails its spectacular 17,000 mile journey, manned by a crew of young sailors-in-training...all photographed in the widescreen splendor of Cinemiracle...Cineramas only true competitor to thrill 1950s audiences by sheer size and clarity."
From FilmThreat.com: "At the time, 'Windjammer' seemed like a great idea for a film – the widescreen Cinemiracle camera would follow the adventures of the handsome young men aboard the Christian Radich, a Norwegian full rigged ship that was used for training sailors for the Norwegian merchant navy. The film would fulfill the requirements for a 1950s travelogue – plenty of exotic locales with colorfully "silly" natives and some degree of wacky adventure to distract the quotidian audience from its otherwise monotonous lives. By today’s standards, however, 'Windjammer' is a work of unintentional humor. The film is a bizarre, misguided, slightly dull but often campy example of how not to produce a documentary. The film’s weird personality seems to relay the message that the life of Norwegian merchant seamen is the aquatic equivalent of a musical comedy."
With specific films made for the systems from 1952 to 1974, Cinerama and it's competitors were widescreen processes that, originally, simultaneously projected images from three synchronized 35mm projectors onto a huge, deeply curved screen...with roughly 260 specially equipped theaters across the world in the early years.
The complete catalog of these large screen 3-panel travelogue epics are now being remastered in high definition for limited theatrical screenings...including this screening of 'Windjammer'.
Creator of this Event: Robb - However, I will not be attending this one.
Cost: Only $7.00 (includes $2 off a popcorn or soda - just ask for the discount!)
When and Where: This event is non-hosted so folks can just go in when they arrive. However, folks can still look for each other in the lobby afterward and go for a drink and to chat...etc.