Cinerama Theater Construction
The task - To create a Cinerama Screening Theater with equipment from the 1950s! If you would like to learn more about the history and woes of this project you can read my article published in Millimeter magazine here.To learn more about the restoration of films and How The West Was One visit this site.
Original Cinerama Three Lens Camera
Planning and Design for our Curved Screen
146 Degree Screen Construction
The Crew Setting the Projectors In Place
Old Cinerama Mag Player 1952 Cinerama Projector
The Finished Three Projector Booth
Inside the Finished Cinerama Screening Theater
When the Crest National Film Laboratories restoration work was completed, commercial screenings were held at Pacific Theaters Cinerama Dome in Hollywood of both This Is Cinerama and How The West Was Won. Come on along for the show.
Pacific Theaters Cinerama Dome
The Cinerama Dome - Curved Curtain Wall Inside the booth - Able Projection Port View
Baker Port View of Curved Screen and How the West Was Won
Reels Are Plattered for Projection 7 Track Mag Playback - Thats 45 minutes!
SACD Theater Construction
Double Wall Door Framing 14 inch First Layer of "Rock" Goes Up
1/8" Sound Barrier Z-Bar Installation
Inner Walls and T-Bar Construction
Room Corner Bass Trap Custom Wood Tuned Diffussors
Finishing Panel Installation
Using the "skyhook" to lift a replacement 20HP HVAC blower motor.
Maintenance includes work on one of two 400 Ton cold water chillers.
Weekly PM is required on the 600kw generator.
Crest Nationals own DWP substation. Inspect the functionality of the 40Kva UPS.
Cable installs come in all colors Full Installation, and just where did that cable go?
Sometimes maintenance is to the chip level!
Jon Truckenmiller and OCF/Boeing - Off the runway Everret, WA
Camera work everywhere!
Radio The Early Years
South Central Michigan Radio and TV - Late 60s "Playing the Hits"
All Photography - Jon Truckenmiller