A Walk down Cinerama Lane

Some of us are too young to remember anything about Cinerema, a widescreen technology that projected three cameras simultaneously onto a curved screen. For those who didn’t get the pleasure of this unique movie-going experience when it was introduced back in the 1950s, Cinema Treasures is doing a travelogue online, visiting old sites, snapping pictures along the way. Back in the heyday, seeing a Cinerama flick was a dress-up event: the men suited up in tuxedos, the ladies in gowns, gloves, stockings, and high heels. Here’s what you might have had you lived in New York City, Chicago, Houston, and Washington, D.C. Check out each link for the theaters and the hype (“A Whole World Of Entertainment Awaits You. And You Can See It Only At The Warner!”).