September 8-10, 2017
see below for details
see below for details
Studio City Mesa’s Cooper Theatre
3150 Talon Dr. Casper, WY 82604
Studio City Mesa’s Cooper Theatre hosts Cinerama presentations Sept. 8-10
Before there was virtual reality, IMAX or 3D, there was Cinerama. And for one special weekend, Wyomovies is bringing back this then revolutionary technology for its 65th anniversary with screenings of Cinerama documentaries and two classic films in the format.
Cinerama was movie-goers first real immersion into films. First introduced in the 1950s, Cinerama movies were shot with three cameras and shown with three projectors onto a deeply curved screen with a high-quality, surround sound system, collectively creating an engrossing
and lifelike experience unlike anything audiences had ever seen. Though abandoned in 1962 because of its high costs, the Cinerama process still brings back fond memories to millions of baby boomers of sweeping aerials, documentary style world travel films, thrilling roller coaster rides and other simulated virtual reality experiences designed to lift the audience out of their seats and into the action.
Beginning Friday, Sept. 8 through Sunday, Sept. 10, the Cooper at Studio City Mesa will host exclusive daily special Cinerama presentations featuring two distinguished guests. Famed Cinerama restorationists David Strohmaier and Randy Gitsch will be introducing Seven Wonders of
the World, Cinerama Adventure and This Is Cinerama as well as discussing the revolutionary format. Here’s the full schedule:
Friday, September 8:
Seven Wonders of the World in Cinerama – 7:00 p.m., 2001: A Space Odyssey in Cinerama – 10:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 9:
Cinerama Adventure and This Is Cinerama double feature – 1:30 p.m., Seven Wonders of the World in Cinerama – 7:00 p.m.
2001: A Space Odyssey in Cinerama – 10:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 10:
Cinerama Adventure and This Is Cinerama double feature – 1:30 p.m., 2001: A Space Odyssey in Cinerama – 7:30 p.m.
Tickets for Seven Wonders of the World and the Cinerama Adventure + This Is Cinerama double feature are $12.50 for adults and $9.50 for children and seniors. Tickets for 2001: A Space Odyssey are $10 for adults and $7 for children and seniors. Seating is very limited, so buy tickets now at https://wyomovies.com/cinerama-weekend-at-the-cooper-auditorium/. For more information on Cinerama, the Cooper or the special Cinerama presentations, contact Randy Pryde at 307.266.3647, extension 7.