The American WideScreen Museum

In the Cyber Museum we feature extensive coverage of Cinerama, CinemaScope, Technirama, Panavision, Vistavision, Superscope, Todd-AO, Technicolor, Cinecolor, Kinemacolor and other motion picture photographic processes. In addition to Cinerama, CinemaScope, Technirama, Panavision, Vistavision, Superscope, Todd-AO, Technicolor, Cinecolor, Kinemacolor, Cinerama, CinemaScope, Technirama, Panavision, Vistavision, Superscope, Todd-AO, Technicolor, Cinecolor and Kinemacolor, the web site also features a great deal of historic material on the development of early motion picture sound systems of the variable area and variable density optical soundtracks, plus Vitaphone sound on disc motion picture audio systems.
1996 – 2006

The Internet's most comprehensive source for information on Cinerama, CinemaScope, VistaVision, Superscope, Todd-AO, Super Panavision, Cinemiracle, Technirama, Ultra Panavision, Vitaphone, Optical Sound, Magnetic Sound, Technicolor, Cinecolor, Dufaycolor, Pathé color, you know, the OLD stuff!


The Internet's most comprehensive source for information on Cinerama, CinemaScope, VistaVision, Superscope, Todd-AO, Super Panavision, Cinemiracle, Technirama, Ultra Panavision, Vitaphone, Optical Sound, Magnetic Sound, Technicolor, Cinecolor, Dufaycolor, Pathé color, you know, the OLD stuff!


“This website is so thorough that it’s exhausting…”
Noah Robishon, Entertainment Weekly


“This one’s fun!”
Colorado Film Commission




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Most Recent Update: November 1, 2006
Usherette Miss Polly Esther will direct you to the index of significant updates and additions. Cute, ain't she? Usherette Miss Polly Esther will direct you to the index of significant updates and additions
Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of
We’ve expanded every section with big new
High Resolution Graphics! – Browse Away!

Current Number of Pages on the Site: Over 950 Current Number of Graphic Images on Site: Over 3,000 NOTICE: AOL subscribers should use only Internet Explorer, Netscape, or Mozilla Firefox for best viewing.
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Our lovely usherettes will guide you to your choice of:


Usherette, Ms. Cindy Rama, will show you into the WideScreen Museum
Usherette, Ms. Di Transfer, will show you into the Early Color Site. Usherette, Ms. Di Transfer, will show you into the Early Color Site.

Cinerama, CinemaScope, Vistavision, Todd-AO, Superscope, Ultra Panavision, Cinemiracle, Super Panavision, Technirama and more.
More New Hi-Res Graphics!

Additive, Subtractive, Cinecolor, Technicolor, Kinemacolor, Pathé Color, Kodachrome, Gaumont, Colcim, Horst, and other color systems.


Della Rama, (Cindy's sister), will guide you to the Poster Gallery If you talk real nice to usherette Vera Belle Densitie, she'll show you into the museum's sound wingIf you talk real nice to usherette Vera Belle Densitie, she'll show you into the new sound wing
Poster Gallery

Western Electric, RCA, DeForest, Variable Density, Variable Area, Fantasound, Vitaphone, just lots and lots of old stuff.


Usherette Ms. Dolly Crabbe, will show you into the new Hi-Res Image Gallery Pam R. Ammah will show you into the goofy poster wing. Usherette Kay Leigh Gaumont is shocked at this hard hitting investigative reporting.

A potpourri of high resolution images reproduced directly from motion picture prints and negatives

Posters make for crummy bar bets. This little gallery shows how uninformative they can be.

Promises, Promises, Promises. The electronics industry is trying to convince us that we are facing new wonders in television. Find out the truth in this hard hitting exposé


Usherette Alice T. Lansing will direct you to the lecture center
Robert A. Harris Document Usherette Celia Lloyd will guide you to the Robert Harris document Usherette May Trix will guide you to the Robert Harris document

If you don’t own one now, you will own a widescreen TV some time in the future. You need to be aware of some facts now in order to avoid some disappointments in the future.

Film restorer Robert A. Harris discusses restoration and preservation as they are and they ought to be. Still relevant a dozen years after presented to a symposium.


Breathtaking New Digital System – Find Out Why Everyone’s Raving About It.

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Classified as among the web’s best sites, but they still have the wrong URL🙂


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Cop Outs and Legal Stuff

Curator’s Note: Every attempt has been made to ensure the information here is correct. Since a lot of blustery rhetoric was issued in the promotion of many of these processes, it is entirely possible that factual errors do exist. We are not hypersensitive to corrections so feel free to e-mail the author with any information that you have.

Photographic illustrations on this site are copyright © by their respective holders. The images are published in the belief that it is allowed by the copyright law’s fair use or quotation provisions. If any copyright holder objects to an image being included, please notify the curator and the image will be removed immediately, though probably not cheerfully.

Unless otherwise stated, all text written by Martin B. Hart,
©1995 – 2006 The American WideScreen Museum

We have begun using a special watermark on illustrations contained on this site. We’re always glad to provide high quality images to those that need them for their websites but we get a little bitchy when folks just steal them.

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Opinions that The Sound of Music and The Greatest Story Ever Told are boring are those of the Curator and his opinions are final. Don’t bother complaining.

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