On November 20, Paul Allen-owned Cinerama is reopening, bigger and better than before with the opening night of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 at 8 pm.
Cinerama has been closed for renovations for months because Paul Allen wants to make it the best movie theatre in the nation. He started by saving the 1960s icon from being torn down. Born in 1963 as Seattle Martin’s Cinerama it was retroffited in those early days to show 70 mm films on a huge curved screen. Currently, Cinerama is one of only three movie theatres in the nation to be able to show three-panel Cinerama films.
With millions of dollars, Allen brought the theater into the 20th century and beyond. The new-fangled Cinerama opened in 1999 with state-of-the-art technology. With this most recent closure, Allen installed the world’s first commercial digital laser projector, a machine that has a light output of 60,000 lumens. The films will now be more clear and have higher color accuracy than ever before.
After seeing The Hunger Games at the Cinerama, movie-goers will undoubtedly be hungry for more…