• To record the history of the large format movies and the 70mm cinemas
as remembered by the people who worked with the films. Both during
making and during running the films in projection rooms and as the
audience, looking at the curved screen.
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are a couple of pictures of the Mann's Fox Theater in Austin Tx. The
theater opened with one screen in the late 1960's with something just shy
of 1000 seats. The built a 2nd theater on the other side of the building
later then eventually built a wall down 1/3 over from the right wall in
the first house and put in a 3rd screen.
The original screen was the only one with the 2 AA's. Later, after I had
left, they installed Xenon lamp houses and shipped one of the machines. I
talked to the man who was the Manager at the time. He thought that the one
shipped may have gone to Detroit.
Hope you find this of some interest. I have a couple more black and white
photos that I will send seperatly.
Best wishes, John Stewart
Picture by John Stewart
Two DP70. Opened with one screen in the late 60's with something just shy of 1000 seats.
DP70 were removed in the very late 70's or early 80's.
is a shot of the big house before it was cloned. I suspect the picture was
about 40' or more wide. I wished I had taken a shot with the curtain open as
well. This was taken sometime around 1976.
by John Stewart
stereo. 960 seats
Todd-AO installation was most likely done specifically for
showing "South Pacific" in 1958. "South
Pacific" ran there for about a year in Todd-AO as a
roadshow engagement. "Windjammer" was also
shown at this theatre. Many years later the theatre was
divided into two theatres and subsequently closed. Theatre
status checked November 1999 and it has now been demolished.
Pacific" 1958. 3-strip Cinerama and Cinemiracle
from 10.05.1959 and 1960-1961. 663 seats
Two DP70 (____
+ 1415) 1031 seats.
Steve Gomez (P)
DP 70 (1415) with a base #59-192. Machine came from
Broadway Theatre, San Antonio, Texas.