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David Sedman
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 - posted May 28, 2003 06:02 PM      Profile for David Sedman   Email David Sedman         Edit/Delete Post 
Regal shuttered the UA 150 after almost 35 years of service. MemDay showings of X-Men 2 brought in 600 nostalgic patrons over the final four shows. An article in the Arkansas Democrat Gazette helped alert Little Rock movie fans.The competing Rave Col. Glenn theatre with 18 screens proved to be the final death knell for this single-screen 703 seat theatre that was rumored to be on the brink of closure back in 1992. First film was 1968's The Odd Couple. This is a tragic blow to D-150 moviegoers everywhere and the end of an era.
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Mark Lensenmayer
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Are there any more D-150 theatres left other than River Oaks 9 in Chicago?

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Roger Katz
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What IS Dimension 150?

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Bill Gabel
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Dimension 150 in film was a photographic process used on the films "The Bible" and "Patton". (These two films were shot in 65mm, for roadshow in 70MM).
Dimension 150 in film exhibition was the concept of the all purpose theatre for D-150 exhibition and the exhibition of all other existing screen processes. Like in Super Cinerama (aka: Ultra Panavision) it used a special set of lenses to fill the huge curved screen. The screen only had a 120 degree curve not 150 to it.

These were the Dimension 150 Theatres around the world:
  • Sukhumuit Bangkok, Thailand
    Cine Sabena Bogota, Columbia
    UA Trumbull Bridgeport, CT, USA
    Von Riebeek Cape Town, South Africa
    River Oaks Chicago, IL, USA
    UA Cinema 150 Chicago, IL, USA
    UA Cinema 150 Colorado Spring, CO, USA
    3 Falke Bio Copenhagen, Denmark
    UA Cinema 150 Dallas, TX, USA
    Continental Denver, CO, USA
    United Artists Detroit, MI, USA
    UA Groton 150 Groton, CT, USA
    Cine 150 Laredo, Mexico
    UA Lefrak Lefrak City, IL, USA
    UA Cinema 150 Little Rock, AR, USA
    Odeon Marble Arch London, England
    Egyptian Hollywood, CA, USA
    Rialto Louisville, KY, USA
    United Artists Louisville, KY, USA
    Cine Latino D-150 Mexico City, Mexico
    Loew's State New York, NY, USA
    Rivoli New York, NY, USA
    USA Pavillion Osaka, Japan
    Camelot Palm Springs, CA, USA
    Metro Panama City, Panama
    Century 21 Pleasant Hill, CA, USA
    Cine Varieclade Puebla, Mexico
    Metro Boavista Rio de Janeire, Brazil
    Cinema 150 Carmichael, CA, USA
    UA Cinema 150 San Juan, Puerto Rico
    Northgate San Rafael, CA, USA
    Cinema 150 Santa Clara, CA, USA
    UA Cinema 150 Seattle, WA, USA
    UA Cinema 150 Syosset, NY, USA
    Continental Tulsa, OK, USA
    Cinema 3 West Springfield, VA, USA
    UA Cinema White Plains, MD, USA

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Paul Linfesty
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quote:
Are there any more D-150 theatres left other than River Oaks 9 in Chicago?
Denver: Continental (although the 70mm projector is out of commission, I believe). Deep curve screen, though.

Pleasent Hill, CA: A Century dome, but the screen has been replaced with a flatter one (I believe 70mm projector still used, though).

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Cinema 150 Sacramento, CA, USA

Actually, this theatre was in Carmichael, CA.

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Roger Katz
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You mention 2 D-150 theatres in Connecticut. The UA Trumbull was part of a mall and I imagine has now been converted into retail. The UA Groton is still open. It is now Hoyts Groton 6. I would guess that it was probably a bigger theatre when it was the D-150 and has now been carved up into 6 smaller theatres.

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Scott D. Neff
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That dome in Arkansas intrigues me. Century runs a lot of theatres that look identical (but in better shape) to that one. Who designed these theatres and who was the first one to build one?

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