Bumping this month old thread. Thank you Vern for fascinating cinematic exhibition history.
And Bud you catch a lot of crap here for continuing to question 2.35 CIH dogma in a forum specially set aside for its promotion, but mixed in with all the (really predictable, by this point) stating and restating of various arguments by the usual participants, there's enough new info supplied that I actually learn a lot by continuing to follow along.
So I say keep at it folks: nobody's getting hurt, and the only collateral damage is to ignorance and narrow mindedness. Better home theater experiences will result. Nothing bad about that.