Originally Posted by RobertR
Assuming your memory of the event is perfect (which is NOT necessarily a valid assumption--people often confuse one memory with another), all you can say is that you saw three lights in the projection booth area. In fact, you can't say you actually saw three projectors running simultaneously during the movie. It's only your after-the-fact assumption, nothing more.
Actually SEE three of them running...no. Just three beams of light aimed at the screen. And, as I said, reiterated in the classroom by others the following day. And I do remember the seams...easy to remember because I had never seen it before...or since...on ANY film. Even though it was so long ago, 2001 in Cinerama was the
most memorable film experience I've ever had and I will never forget it, much less confuse it with another. No other film experience (or any subsequent viewing of the film in any theater or revival) ever matched it, unfortunately. Certainly, no movie I've ever seen on a 4X3 IMAX presentation has even come close. I'm not disputing anything others have mentioned on how it (or what) was shot.
Most here have researched this far more than I haver. I'm just reporting what I did see. (I'm less clear on any later-excised footage footage that may have been included during that premiere run...some recollections, but can't swear to them.)
As for what Trumbull may be planning, I'll believe it when I see it. Never saw Showscan anywhere, so I'm not holding my breath,,,but will still hope for the best.