J. Evan Miller collection of Cinerama Theater Plans, 1938-

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Finding Aid for the J. Evan Miller collection of Cinerama Theater Plans, 1938-

Collection number: 1546

UCLA Library Special Collections



Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information

  • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
  • URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
Originally processed by:
Dan Luckenbill, Dydia Delyser and Lilace Hatayama, January 1988 and April 1991
Reprocessed by:
Robert Whalley, with assistance from Laurel McPhee, 2005.
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, April 2002
© 2001 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: J. Evan Miller collection of Cinerama Theater Plans,
Date (inclusive): 1938-
Collection number: 1546
Creator: Miller, J. Evan
Extent: 4 cartons (4 linear ft.) 77 oversize boxes
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: The cinerama process, originally developed by Frederick Waller (1939), was the first effective wide-screen process. The Cinerama Releasing Corporation (CRC) faced competition from cheaper wide-screen processes and began major construction on new buildings designed specifically for the Cinerama process (mid-1950s). CRC dissolved (mid-1970s), leaving the buildings, many doomed to technological obsolescence. The collection consists of nearly all the architectural plans, including brown lines, prints and unique pencil renderings on tissue from 1960 through the late-1960s collected by Miller for 263 theatres.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

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Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of J. Evan Miller, 1987.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], J. Evan Miller collection of Cinerama Theater Plans (Collection 1546). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4233420 

Biography/History

The cinerama process, originally developed by Frederick Waller (1939), was the first effective wide-screen process; distribution required extensive renovation of existing theatres or new construction of buildings to accommodate projection booths, screens, and surround sound equipment; Cinerama Releasing Corporation (CRC) faced competition from cheaper wide-screen processes and began major construction on new buildings designed specifically for the Cinerama process (mid-1950s); CRC dissolved (mid-1970s), leaving the buildings, many doomed to technological obsolescence.

Biographical Narrative

This Is Cinerama opened at a world premiere in New York on September 30, 1952. Its record-breaking 122 week engagement there touched off a wide-screen craze in the 50s that temporarily reversed the flow of audiences from movie theatres to their TV sets by offering a picture big enough to engulf the audience.
The Cinerama process was the first, largest, most expensive and most effective of the wide-screen processes that revolutionized the motion picture industry in the 1950s. Within 20 years, the process would require the redesign and construction of several hundred theatres on 7 continents.
Frederick Waller of Huntington, New York, originally devised an electronically synchronized multi-camera, multi-projector system for the 1939 New York World's Fair. He first attempted a 16-millimeter process which debuted at an oil company pavilion at the fair. Over the next thirteen years, he simplified and refined the system to a three-camera process, projecting a picture ration of nearly 3 to 1 (the widest in the industry).
News commentator and world traveler Lowell Thomas was a principal investor and starred in the first Cinerama production. The distribution of the pictures required extensive renovation of existing theatres or new construction of building to accommodate three separate projection booths, huge screens and surround sound equipment.
The process first focused on special effects for maximum impact on audiences. Early Cinerama releases fell somewhere between travelogues and documentaries. The development costs for the process were offset at first by use of existing theatres which were modified under lease, and avoidance of big name starring actors which had nearly bankrupt several competing major studios.
By the mid 1950s, however, Cinerama had saturated the side-screen novelty market, and was faced with increasing competition from cheaper wide-screen processes such as Cinemascope, VistaVision, Cinemiracle, and Panavision. Consequently, Cinerama embarked upon a major construction campaign during which they acquired leases on new buildings designed specifically for the process, and by 1962 had begun production of major "blockbuster" feature length films, garnering Academy Award nominations.
How the West Was Won, which opened in 1962, marked the high-water mark of Cinerama Releasing Corporation as a motion picture studio. It was the most expensive picture they ever produced, and was based on an historical theme. Narrated by Spencer Tracy, it was produced in three separate units, directed by John Ford, Henry Hathaway, and George Marshall. Alfred Newman was nominated for his spectacular musical score, and the cast included a veritable parade of superstars: James Steward, Henry Fonda, Gregory Peck, John Wayne, Debbie Reynolds, Carroll Baker, Carolyn Jones, Karl Malden, Robert Preston, George Peppard, Eli Wallach, Richard Widmark, Walter Brennan, Andy Devine, Raymond Massey, Agnes Moorehead, Russ Tamblyn and Henry Morgan.
Cited by film critics as the best blend of Hollywood filmmaking tradition and widescreen effects, the picture was nominated by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as Best Picture of 1962, and for best screenplay, best cinematography and best musical score. It was an award for best screenplay of the year.
By 1970, however, Cinerama suffered the same fate as all the other wide-screen processes, and succumbed along with high-priced exclusive engagement road-show film attractions. By the mid 1970s, Cinerama was little more than a distribution outlet for more conventional films made by independent producers.
Cinerama filed for bankruptcy and was dissolved, leaving behind a world-wide legacy of buildings modified or built to their specifications, many of them doomed to technological obsolescence. The decline if Cinerama ironically coincided with the appearance of newer and larger projection system made possible by newer generations of optics and engineering, under the name of IMAX. IMAX, utilizing a 150 millimeter process and double curved screen format, debuted at world's fairs in the early 1970s and although it has not emerged as a feature film format, may someday take up the legacy left by Cinerama.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of nearly all the architectural plans, including brown lines, prints and unique pencil renderings on tissue from 1960 through the late-1960s collected by Miller for 263 theatres. Includes both submission and final plans for theatres created especially for Cinerama as well as a full documentation of remodeling adaptions. Most of the individual submissions contain multiple parts often including preliminary schematics, renderings and plans, corrected renderings and plans, and final working prints.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by theater.

Processing History

The collection was donated in four oversize cartons and several dozen tubes in 1987. Working off the original donor inventory, several Manuscripts Division staff members brieflisted the collection in 1990 and transferred it to SRLF. The collection was re-examined by Robert Whalley in 2005, when approximately 150 plans were removed from the tubes and flattened in oversize map folders, and project plans that had been divided were reunited in single folders. Architect's names and dates, as well as descriptions of any original drawings, were added to the finding aid, and the new container list was arranged into geographical series levels to enhance access to the collection.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Theater--Architecture--Archival resources.
Motion picture theaters--Archival resources.
Motion picture theaters--Reconstruction--Archival resources.

Genres and Forms of Material

Architectural drawings.
Renderings.


Container List

 

Africa 1958-1960

Scope and Content Note

Includes theater plans from South Africa.
Box 116

Plaza Kinema, Johannesburg, South Africa 1958

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama. A plan and sections (some original drawings).
Box 188

Cinerama Theater, Johannesburg, South Africa 1960

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama, and Fink and Herbert. Plans, sections, elevations, mechanicals and details (some original Cinerama drawings).
 

Asia 1959-1965

Scope and Content Note

Includes theater plans from China, India, Israel, Japan, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, and Thailand.
Box 6

Namba Theater, Osaka, Japan 1964

Scope and Content Note

Drew Eberson. Plans and a section.
Box 38

Orchard Rd Theater, Singapore, Singapore 1963-1965

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama, and S. T. S. Leong. Plans, sections, elevations and details (some original Cinerama drawings).
Box 59

Sky Theater, Singapore, Singapore 1959-1961

Scope and Content Note

Ho Kwong Yew and Sons and Cinerama. Plans, sections, elevations and details (some original Cinerama drawings).
Box 119

Taipei Theater, Taipei, Taiwan 1963

Scope and Content Note

Unknown. Plans and a section.
Box 129

Calcutta Cinerama, Calcutta, India 1959

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama. Plan and section (some original drawings).
Box 139

Cinerama Theater, Tel Aviv, Israel 1959

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama. A plan.
Box 140

Palace Theater, Kyoto, Japan 1963

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama, and Unknown. Plans, sections and details (some original Cinerama drawings).
Box 144

Tokyo Theater, Tokyo, Japan 1962

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama. Plans and sections (some original drawings).
Box 148

Asahi Kaikan, Fukuoka, Japan 1963

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama. Plan and section.
Box 166

Imperial Theater, Tokyo, Japan no date

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama. Plan and section (some original drawings).
Box 171

Cinerama Theater, Manila, Philippines 1963

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama, and Angel E. Nakpil. Plans and sections (some original Cinerama drawings).
Box 172

Nagoya Cinerama, Theater, Nagoya, Japan 1963

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama, and T. Yamashita. Plans, sections, details, renderings (some original Cinerama drawings).
Box 173

Chunichi Cinerama, Kaikan, Fukuoka, Japan 1963

Scope and Content Note

T. Yamashita. Plans, sections, elevations.
Box 178

O.S. Theater, Osaka, Japan 1962

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama. Plans and sections (some original drawings).
Box 182

Office and Theater Building (proposal), Kowloon, China 1961

Scope and Content Note

Hsin-Yieh. Plans, sections, elevations.
Box 183

New Cinema (proposal), Kowloon, China 1965

Scope and Content Note

Hsin-Yieh. Plans, sections.
Box 215

Krung Kasem Theater, Bangkok, Thailand no date

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama. Plan and section (some original drawings).
 

Australasia 1958-1965

Scope and Content Note

Includes theater plans from Australia and New Zealand.
Box 121

Plaza Theater, Sydney, Australia 1958

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama. Plans and sections.
Box 135

Mayfair Theater, Auckland, New Zealand 1958

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama. Plans and sections (some original drawings).
Box 143

Plaza Theater, Melbourne, Australia 1958

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama. Plans and sections (some original drawings).
Box 224

Mayfair Theater, Christchurch, New Zealand 1961-1965

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama. Plans and sections. One b/w photograph of the theater audience during a film presentation.
Box 225

Ambassadors Theater, Perth, Australia 1963

Scope and Content Note

Howard Bonner and Associates. Plan and section.
 

Europe 1928-1963

Scope and Content Note

Includes theater plans from Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Ireland, Italy, Germany, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.
Box 13

Draken Theater, Göteborg, Sweden 1956-1960

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama, and Nils Einar Ericsson. Plans, sections and details (some original Cinerama drawings).
Box 17

Broadway Theater, Manchester, United Kingdom 1931-1933

Scope and Content Note

Drury and Gomersall. Plans, sections, elevations (also plans and sections for a proposed theater in Northenden, Manchester)
Box 24

ABC (Bristol Rd) Cinerama, Birmingham, United Kingdom 1963

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama, and C.J. Foster. Plans and sections.
Box 53

Coliseum Cinema, Glasgow, United Kingdom 1931-1963

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama, William R. Glen and C. J. Foster. Plans, sections and details (some original Cinerama drawings).
Box 56

Brancaccio Theater, Rome, Italy 1963

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama, and unknown architect. Plans and sections.
Box 83

Theatre Royal, Manchester, United Kingdom 1957

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama, and Drury and Gomersill. Plans, sections (some original Cinerama drawings).
Box 92

Carlton Theater, London, United Kingdom 1958-1963

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama, and Lewis Soloman, Kaye and Partners. Also known as the Stoll Theater. Plans and sections (some original Cinerama drawings).
Box 117

Dominion Theater, London, United Kingdom 1928

Scope and Content Note

W and T.R. Milburn. Plans and sections.
Box 118

Coliseum Theater, London, United Kingdom 1963

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama. Plans and sections (some original drawings).
Box 120

Park Hall Cinema, Cardiff, United Kingdom 1963

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama. Plan and section (some original drawings).
Box 124

The Royalty Theater, London, United Kingdom 1963

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama. Plan and section.
Box 125

Teatro Albeniz, Madrid, Spain 1958

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama, and Unknown. Plans, sections and details (some original Cinerama drawings).
Box 127

Kinopalet, Copenhagen, Denmark 1961

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama. Plans, sections and details (some original drawings).
Box 128

Electric Cinema, Dublin, Ireland 1963

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama. Plans and sections (some original drawings).
Box 130

Lutusca Theater, Rotterdam, Netherlands 1959

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama. Plan and section (some original drawings).
Box 132

State Theater, Phibsboro, Ireland 1961

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama. Plan and section (some original drawings).
Box 133

Super Cinema Roma, Rome, Italy 1963

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama. Plans and sections (some original drawings).
Box 137

Aarhus Hallen Theater, Aarhus, Denmark 1962

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama, and unknown
Box 141

Capitol Theater, Berlin, Germany 1963

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama. Plans and sections (some original drawings).
Box 142

Scala Theater, Rotterdam, Netherlands 1960

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama. Plans and sections (some original drawings).
Box 145

Gaumont Theater, Birmingham, United Kingdom 1963

Scope and Content Note

Stephen Easten Ltd (Building Contractors) and Cinerama. Plans and sections (some original Cinerama drawings).
Box 146

Royal Cinema, Rome, Italy 1963

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama. Plans and sections (some original drawings).
Box 147

Cine Oeste, Valencia, Spain 1962

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama. Plans and sections (some original drawings).
Box 149

Rigoletto Theater, Stockholm, Sweden 1963

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama. Plans and section (some original drawings).
Box 150

Broglie Theater, Strasbourg, France 1963

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama. Plan and section (some original drawings).
Box 152

Gartenbaukino, Vienna, Austria 1961

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama. Plan and section (some original drawings).
Box 153

Winter Palace (Vinterpalatset), Stockholm, Sweden 1959

Scope and Content Note

Unknown and Cinerama. Plans and sections (some original Cinerama drawings).
Box 154

Queens Theater, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom 1962-1963

Scope and Content Note

Stephen Easten Ltd (Building Contractors) and Cinerama. Plans and sections (some original Cinerama drawings).
Box 155

Cinema Variétés, Brussels, Belgium 1961

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama, and Marcel and Paul Mignot. Plans, sections and details (some original Cinerama drawings).
Box 156

Metropolitan Theater, Naples, Italy 1956

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama. Plan and section (some original drawings).
Box 157

Star Theater, Palermo, Italy 1956

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama. Plan and section (some original drawings).
Box 158

Lux Theater, Turin, Italy 1956

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama. Plan and section (some original drawings).
Box 159

Universale Theater, Genova, Italy 1956

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama. Plan and section (some original drawings).
Box 160

Verdi Theater, Florence, Italy 1956

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama. Plan and section (some original drawings).
Box 161

Arena Del Sole, Bologna, Italy 1956

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama. Plan and section (some original drawings).
Box 162

Teatro Nuevo, Barcelona, Spain 1958

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama. Plans and sections (some original drawings).
Box 164

Amiralen Theater, Malmö, Sweden 1960

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama. Plan and section.
Box 169

Theater de L'Empire, Paris, France 1961

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama, and Unknown. Plans and sections (some original Cinerama drawings).
Box 176

Europa Theater, Lisbon, Portugal 1963

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama, and Rodrigues. Plans and sections (some original drawings).
Box 177

London Casino, London, United Kingdom 1954

Scope and Content Note

Frederick Baessler. Plans, section and details. Original booth extension drawing (possibly by Cinerama).
Box 187

ABC Theater, Marsailles, France 1956

Scope and Content Note

G. Peynet. Plans, sections and details.
Box 200

Teatro Manzioni, Milan, Italy 1955

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama, and Alziro Bergonzo. Partial Plans, alterations, details.
Box 201

Il Sisitina, Rome, Italy 1955

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama, and Unknown. Plans, sections, alterations, details.
 

North America 1922-1966

Scope and Content Note

The bulk of North American theater plans are from the United States, but this series also includes theaters in Canada, Cuba, El Salvador, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama, and Puerto Rico.
Box 2

Strand Theater, Scranton, PA, United States 1961

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama. Plans and sections.
Box 3

Meadowbrook Theater, East Meadow, NY, United States 1949

Scope and Content Note

ECA Bullock. Plans and sections.
Box 4

Poli Theater, Bridgeport, CT, United States 1961

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama. Plans and sections.
Box 7

Cinerama Corporation Offices, New York, NY, United States 1963-1965

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama, and Stephen Lee and Associates, Industrial Design. Floor plans and details of offices; plans and sections of a proposed screening-room etc
Box 8

Twin Cinema Theater, Louisville, KY, United States 1964

Scope and Content Note

William Riseman Associates. Plans and sections
Box 9

Cine Plaza, Mexico City, Mexico 1959-1962

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama, and F.J. Serrano. Plans and sections (some original Cinerama drawings).
Box 10

Charles Center Theater Building, Baltimore, MD, United States 1965

Scope and Content Note

John M. Johansen. Plans and sections.
Box 11

Theater, Greenburgh, NY, United States 1965

Scope and Content Note

Herbst and Rusciano. Plans, sections and elevations.
Box 12

Century Theater, Walt Whitman Shopping Center, Huntington, NY, United States 1962

Scope and Content Note

Welton Becket. Plans, sections, details.
Box 14

Cinema '70 Theater, Colorado Springs, CO, United States 1965

Scope and Content Note

Lusk and Wallace. Plans, sections and details.
Box 15

Circle Theater, Brookline, MA, United States 1965

Scope and Content Note

William Riseman Associates. Plans, sections, sight-line diagrams, seating plans (multiple iterations of each).
Box 19

Cinerama Headquarters, Forum Theater (1 of 2), Los Angeles, CA, United States ca. 1960-1961

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama, William Smull and Clarence J. Smale. Alterations, plans, elevations, sections, details etc (some original Cinerama drawings)
Box 20

Lux Theater, Panama City, Panama 1962

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama, Ben Schlanger, De Roux and Bermudez and Jorge E. Yau. Plans, sections, details and two exterior perspective renderings (some original Cinerama drawings).
Box 22

Glendale Theater, Toronto, Canada 1946

Scope and Content Note

Kaplan and Sprachman. Plans, sections, elevations, framing plan and details.
Box 23

Teatro Latino, Mexico City, Mexico 1960

Scope and Content Note

Unknown. Electrical and Lighting Plans.
Box 25

Cooper Cinerama Theater, Denver, CO, United States 1960

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama, and Richard L. Crowther. Schematics, plans, sections, elevations, details. See also Folder 125m.
Box 26

Cooper Cinerama Theater, St Louis Park, MN, United States 1961-1962

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama, and Richard L. Crowther. Schematics, plans, sections, elevations, details. See also Folder 125m.
Boxes 27-28

Martin Cinerama, New Orleans, LA, United States 1962

Physical Description: [2 boxes.]

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama, and Finch Alexander Barnes Rothschild and Paschal. Schematics, plans, sections, plumbing, electrical, details etc.
Boxes 29-30

Martin Cinerama, San Antonio, TX, United States 1962

Physical Description: [2 boxes.]

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama, and Finch Alexander Barnes Rothschild and Paschal. Schematics, plans, sections, plumbing, electrical, details etc.
Box 31

Cass Theater, Detroit, MI, United States 1962

Scope and Content Note

Drew Eberson. Also known as Summit Cinerama. Plans, sections, details.
Box 32

Coral Gables Theater, Coral Gables, FL, United States 1955

Scope and Content Note

Peterson and Shuflin. Plans, sections, elevations, details, mechanicals
Box 33

Town Theater, Omaha, NE, United States 1958

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama, and Richard L. Crowther. Remodeling, plans, sections, elevations, details.
Box 34

Martin Cinerama, San Francisco, CA, United States 1962

Scope and Content Note

Finch Alexander Barnes Rothschild and Paschal. Schematics (site-plan, plan, sections)
Boxes 35-36

Martin Cinerama, Seattle, WA, United States 1962-1963

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama, and Finch Alexander Barnes Rothschild and Paschal. Plans, elevations, sections, details.
Box 37

Grand Theater, Cincinnati, OH, United States 1939

Scope and Content Note

John Eberson. Plans, sections, framing and mechanicals.
Box 39

Dario Theater, San Salvador, El Salvador 1962

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama, and Noltenius Choussy. Plans, sections, elevations and alterations.
Box 40

Northland Cinema, Southfield, MI, United States 1966

Scope and Content Note

Theodore Rogvoy Associates Inc. Also known as Millennium Theater. Plans, sections and a detailed wall section.
Box 41

Brainerd Theater, Chattanooga, TN, United States 1948-1964

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama, and Gill and Bianculli. Plans, sections, elevations, details, framing and wiring plans (some original Cinerama drawings).
Box 42

Park Theater, St. Louis Park, MN, United States 1965

Scope and Content Note

Gingold-Pink. Alterations. Plans and sections.
Box 43

Theater for Barton Theaters, Oklahoma City, OK, United States 1964

Scope and Content Note

Robert Alan Bowlby. Plans, sections, elevations, details, electrical, mechanical.
Box 44

Cinerama Dome, Los Angeles, CA, United States 1963

Scope and Content Note

Welton Becket. Also known as the Pacific Cinerama Center. Lower level plan, sections, booth plan.
Box 45

Charlottetown Twin Cinemas, Charlotte, NC, United States 1962

Scope and Content Note

William Riseman Associates. Plans, sections, elevations, details.
Box 46

Moorhead Theater, Moorhead, MN, United States 1940

Scope and Content Note

Liebenberg and Kaplan. Interior elevations, details and marquee details.
Box 48

Broadway Theater, New York, NY, United States 1952

Scope and Content Note

William Lescaze. Plans, sections, details.
Boxes 51-52

Martin Cinerama, Atlanta, GA, United States 1962

Physical Description: [2 boxes.]

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama, and Finch Alexander Barnes Rothschild and Paschal. Also known as Tower Theater. Schematics, plans, sections, plumbing, electrical, details etc.
Box 57

Teck Theater, Buffalo, NY, United States 1954

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama, Plan and section.
Box 58

Northstar Cinema, San Antonio, TX, United States 1963

Scope and Content Note

William Riseman Associates. Plans, sections, details.
Box 60

Theater at Crossroads, Kingston, Jamaica 1958

Scope and Content Note

John and Drew Eberson. Plans, sections and details.
Box 61

Masonic Temple,, Bridgeport, CT, United States 1964

Scope and Content Note

Westcott and Mapes. Plans, sections, elevations, details.
Box 62

Loew's State Theater, New York, NY, United States 1958

Scope and Content Note

John J. McNamara. Alterations. Plan, interior elevations and proscenium drapery details.
Box 63

Cinerama Theater, San Diego, CA, United States 1962

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama, and Richard George Wheeler. Plans, sections, elevations, details, framing plans, mechanical etc (some original Cinerama drawings).
Box 64

Las Vegas Cinerama, Las Vegas, NV, United States 1963

Scope and Content Note

Perry Neuschatz. Plans, sections, elevations, details, mechanical etc.
Box 65

Warner Cinerama, Los Angeles, CA, United States 1953-1962

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama, Drew Eberson and William D. Coffey (structural engineer). Also known as the Pacific. Plans, sections, details etc (some original Cinerama drawings).
Box 66

Warner Theater, Pittsburgh, PA, United States 1953-1963

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama, and Frederick Baessler. Plans, sections and details (some original Cinerama drawings).
Box 67

Windsor Cinerama Theater, Houston, TX, United States 1961-1962

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama, and L. C. Kyburz. Plans, sections, elevations, details, mechanical etc (some original Cinerama drawings).
Box 68

Route 59 Theater, Nanuet, NY, United States 1961-1963

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama, Karl Schumacher and Philip Laura. Plans, sections, elevations, details etc.
Box 69

Warner-Earle Theater, Washington, D.C., United States 1953-1962

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama, and Frederick Baessler. Plans and sections.
Box 70

Warner Theater, New York, NY, United States 1953-1963

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama, William Lescaze and John and Drew Eberson. Also known as The Strand. Plan, sections, details, booth enlargements, installation details etc.
Box 71

Beacham Theater, Orlando, FL, United States 1964

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama, Robert E. Collins and Drew Eberson. Plans, sections, details.
Box 72

Colonial Plaza Mall Theater, Orlando, FL, United States 1963

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama, and Robert E. Collins. Plans, sections, details.
Box 73

Orpheum Theater, Denver, CO, United States 1931

Scope and Content Note

C.W. and G.L. Rapp. Plans, sections and details.
Box 74

Cinerama Headquarters, Forum Theater (2 of 2), Los Angeles, CA, United States 1922-1960

Scope and Content Note

Edward Borgmeyer and William Smull. Copies of original plans, alterations, details etc
Box 75

Capitol Theater, New York, NY, United States 1962-1963

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama, and John J. McNamara. Also known as Loews Cinerama. Plans, sections, details, projection booth details, schematic wiring plan, sketch of an interior design proposal etc (some original Cinerama drawings).
Box 76

Fox California Theater, San Diego, CA, United States 1940-1941

Scope and Content Note

S. Charles Lee and C. A. Balch. Alterations. Plans, sections, interior and exterior elevations, details and a seating plan.
Box 77

St. James Theater, Asbury Park, NJ, United States 1935-1949

Scope and Content Note

Schacht Associates and others. Various detail drawings for steel, marble and glass door and wall-panel installation.
Box 82

Valentine Theater, Toledo, OH, United States 1942-1964

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama, Drew Eberson and C.W. and G. L. Rapp.
Box 84

Radio Centro Theater, Havana, Cuba 1956-1957

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama. Plan and section (some original drawings).
Box 85

Randolph Theater, Philadelphia, PA, United States 1963

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama. Plans, sections and details (some original drawings).
Box 86

Michael Todd Theater, Chicago, IL, United States 1963

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama. Plans and a section.
Box 87

Villa Theater, Salt Lake City, UT, United States 1963

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama. Plans and sections.
Box 88

Fox Theater, Albuquerque, NM, United States 1962-1964

Scope and Content Note

Drew Eberson and Richard L. Crowther. Plans, sections, details, wiring and electrical.
Box 89

Pawaa Theater, Honolulu, HI, United States 1962

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama. Plans and sections (some original drawings).
Box 90

Georgia Theater, Dekalb County, GA, United States 1964-1965

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama, and Brookbank and Murphy. Plans, sections, details (some original Cinerama drawings).
Box 91

Rialto Theater, Louisville, KY, United States 1961

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama. Plans and sections.
Box 93

Broadway Theater, Portland, OR, United States 1961

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama. Plans and sections.
Box 94

Palace Theater, Memphis, TN, United States 1960

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama. Plans, sections and a wiring plan.
Box 95

Rivoli Theater, New York, NY, United States 1961

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama. Plans and sections.
Box 96

Princess Theater, Honolulu, HI, United States 1958

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama. Plans and sections (original drawings).
Box 97

Colonial Theater, Richmond, VA, United States 1962

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama. Plans and sections (original drawings).
Box 98

Sanford Theater, Irvington, NJ, United States 1959

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama. Plans and sections (original drawings).
Box 99

Cooper Theater, Oklahoma City, OK, United States 1960

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama. Plans, sections and a wiring plan (some original drawings).
Box 100

North Park Theater, San Diego, CA, United States no date

Scope and Content Note

Unknown. Plans.
Box 101

Rivoli Theater, Houston, TX, United States 1960

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama. Plans and sections.
Box 102

Paramount Theater, Portland, OR, United States 1960

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama. Plan and section.
Box 103

MGM Studios, Stage no. 2, Culver City, CA, United States 1960

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama. Plan and section (some original drawings).
Box 104

Eric Theater, Fairless Hills, PA, United States 1962

Scope and Content Note

John T. Brugger. Plan, sections, details.
Box 105

Merritt Theater, Bridgeport, CT, United States 1960

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama. Plans and sections.
Box 106

Sunshine Theater, Albuquerque, NM, United States 1962

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama. Plans and sections.
Box 107

Paramount Theater, Toledo, OH, United States 1960

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama. Plans and sections.
Box 108

Uptown Theater, Houston, TX, United States 1959

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama.
Box 109

Memrose Theater, Norfolk, VA, United States 1961

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama. Plan and section (some original drawings).
Box 110

Bethany Theater, Phoenix, AZ, United States 1961

Scope and Content Note

Elmo K. Lathrop. Plans, sections, elevations, perspective rendering.
Box 111

Palace Theater, Chicago, IL, United States 1961

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama. Plan and a wiring plan.
Box 112

Vogue Theater, Shaker Heights, OH, United States 1964-1965

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama, and Drew Eberson. Plans, sections (some original Cinerama drawings).
Box 113

Colvin Theater, Kenmore, NY, United States 1942-1965

Scope and Content Note

Russell Goodwin Larke. A plan, section and elevation.
Box 114

Palace Theater, Milwaukee, WI, United States 1957

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama. Plan and section (some original drawings).
Box 122

Sheridan Theater, Miami Beach, FL, United States 1963

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama. Plan and section.
Box 123

Colonial Theater, Hartford, CT, United States 1960

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama, and Abraham Woolf and Associates. Plans, sections, details etc (some original Cinerama drawings)
Box 126

Ritz Theater, Birmingham, AL, United States 1962

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama. Plans, sections and details (some original drawings).
Box 131

McVickers Theater, Chicago, IL, United States 1962

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama. Plans, sections and a wiring plan (some original drawings).
Box 138

Five Points Theater, Jacksonville, FL, United States 1961

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama. Plan, section and a wiring plan (some original drawings).
Box 163

Orpheum Theater, San Francisco, CA, United States 1963

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama, and William D. Coffey (structural engineer). Plans and sections.
Box 167

Cine Teresa, Mexico City, Mexico no date

Scope and Content Note

F. J. Serrano. Plans and sections. Folder includes a poster advertising a 'Cantinflas' plaster doll (the poster is not specifically related to the Cine Teresa).
Box 174

Southgate Theater, Milwaukee, WI, United States 1964

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama, and Grassold-Johnson. Plans, sections and details (some original Cinerama drawings).
Box 175

Eastwood Mall Theater, Birmingham, AL, United States 1963

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama, and Fuller and Crawford. Plans, sections, elevations and details (some original Cinerama drawings).
Box 179

Colonie Theater, Colonie, NY, United States 1963

Scope and Content Note

Albany Steel and Iron Supply Co. Foundation and floor plans, elevations, steel framing and details.
Box 180

Crescent Theater, Nashville, TN, United States 1950-1964

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama, Drew Eberson and Marr and Holman. Plans, sections, column schedule, details (some original Cinerama drawings).
Box 181

Proposed Theater Project, Boston, MA, United States 1964

Scope and Content Note

Samuel Glaser Associates. Schematics, plans, sections, elevations.
Box 184

Cinerama Theater, San Juan, Puerto Rico 1964

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama, and Angel Aviles and Associates. Plans and sections (some original Cinerama drawings).
Box 186

Imperial Theater, Montreal, Canada 1954

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama, and Nobbs and Nobbs. Plans, sections and details.
Box 190

Kachina Theater, Scottsdale, AZ, United States 1960-1963

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama, and Ray Parrish. Plans, sections, elevations, framing, mechanicals, lighting and details
Box 191

Martin Cinerama, St .Louis, MO, United States 1962

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama, and Finch Alexander Barnes Rothschild and Paschal. Plans, sections, elevations and details.
Box 193

Strand Theater, Madison, WI, United States 1963

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama. Plan and section.
Box 194

Fox Theater, Phoenix, AZ, United States 1930

Scope and Content Note

S. Charles Lee. Plan and sections.
Box 195

Century Theater, Minneapolis, MN, United States 1954

Scope and Content Note

Frederick Baessler. Plans, sections and details.
Box 196

Southgate Cinema, Maple Heights, OH, United States 1963

Scope and Content Note

William Riseman Associates. Plans, sections and details.
Box 197

Broadway-Capitol Theater, Detroit, MI, United States 1960

Scope and Content Note

United Detroit Theaters and International Seat Corp. Seating plan and alterations.
Box 198

Warner Theater, Oklahoma City, OK, United States 1944

Scope and Content Note

Parr and Aderhold. Interior reconstruction drawings.
Box 202

Indian Hills Theater, Omaha, NE, United States 1963

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama. Plans, sections, details (some original drawings). Drawings related to other Cooper Cinerama, projects.
Box 203

Georgetown Theater (and others), Indianapolis, IN, United States 1965

Scope and Content Note

Everett I. Brown. Plans, sections, seating plans, sight-lines.
Box 204

West Theater, Green Bay, WI, United States no date

Scope and Content Note

Unknown. Partial plans, sections, details.
Box 205

State Theater, Minneapolis, MN, United States no date

Scope and Content Note

Frederick Baessler. Plans, and a section.
Box 206

Walter Reade Theater, Eatontown, NJ, United States 1963

Scope and Content Note

Robert Alan Bowlby. Plans, sections, elevations, details.
Box 207

Big Town Mall Theater, Mesquite, TX, United States 1963

Scope and Content Note

Maurice D. Sornik. Plans, sections.
Box 208

Eastland Mall Theater, North Versailles Twp, PA, United States 1964

Scope and Content Note

Liff, Justh and Chetlin. Plans, sections, details.
Box 209

Florida Theater, Miami, FL, United States 1961

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama. Plan, wiring plan, details (original drawings).
Box 210

Olympia Theater, Miami, FL, United States 1960

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama. Plan and section.
Box 211

Strand Theater, Erie, PA, United States 1947-1962

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama, and Victor A. Rigaumont. Plans, sections and details.
Box 212

Madison Theater, Albany, NY, United States 1962

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama. Also known as the Norma Jean Madison Theater. Plan and section (some original drawings).
Box 213

Grand Theater, Columbus, OH, United States 1963

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama. Plan and section (some original drawings).
Box 214

Hellman Theater, Albany, NY, United States 1961

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama. Plan and section (some original drawings).
Box 217

Capitol Theater, Cincinnati, OH, United States 1963

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama. Plans, sections and a wiring plan (some original drawings).
Box 218

Strand Theater, Phoenix, AZ, United States 1961

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama. Plan and section.
Box 219

Esquire Theater, Sacramento, CA, United States 1963

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama. Plan and section.
Box 220

Da Bel Theater, Dayton, OH, United States 1963-1964

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama, and Drew Eberson. Plan and section (some original Cinerama drawings).
Box 221

Palace Theater, Tampa, FL, United States 1962

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama, and Robert E. Collins. Plans, sections and a wiring plan (some original Cinerama drawings).
Box 222

Village Theater, Charleston, WV, United States 1963

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama. Plan and section.
Box 223

Carolina Theater, Charlotte, NC, United States 1961

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama. Plans, sections and a wiring plan (some original Cinerama drawings).
 

South America 1959-1965

Scope and Content Note

Includes theater plans from Argentina, Brazil, Columbia, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela.
Box 16

Cinema Comodoro, Sao Paulo, Brazil 1959

Scope and Content Note

Pivatelli. Plans and a section.
Box 18

Radio City, Bogota, Columbia 1965

Scope and Content Note

Garcia, Yamahure, Tovar and Jacobsen. Plans, section and elevation.
Box 21

City Theater, Mendoza, Argentina 1962

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama, and German Gutman (civil engineer). Plans and sections (some original Cinerama drawings).
Box 47

Odeon BR, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil no date

Scope and Content Note

Unknown. Plans and sections.
Box 49

Canaima Theater, Caracas, Venezuela 1963

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama, and Coto and Loperena. Plans and sections (some original Cinerama drawings).
Box 54

Cinema Largo do Machado, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 1963

Scope and Content Note

Unknown (initials L. M.). Plans and structural diagrams.
Box 55

Teatro Scala, Bogota, Columbia 1963

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama, and Garcia and Yamhure. Plans, sections and an elevation.
Box 115

Levantamiento Teatro Avila, Maracaibo, Venezuela 1962

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama. Plans and sections (some original drawings).
Box 134

Cine Empire, Rosario, Argentina 1963

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama, and Alberto Prebisch. Also known as Monumental Theater. Plans and sections (some original Cinerama drawings).
Box 136

Teatro Olympia, Bogota, Columbia 1961

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama. Plan and section (some original drawings).
Box 151

Cine Republica, Lima, Peru 1961

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama. Also known as Teatro Diamente. Plans, sections and details (some original drawings).
Box 165

Cine Opera, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 1963

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama, Unknown. Plans, sections and details (some original Cinerama drawings).
Box 168

Cinerama Centro Republica, Cordoba, Argentina 1964

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama, and Drew Eberson, Morchio-Souberan and Alberto Prebisch. Plans, sections and details (some original Cinerama drawings).
Box 170

Eliseo Theater, Montevideo, Uruguay 1963

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama. Plans and sections (some original drawings).
Box 185

Teatro Astral, Buenos Aires, Argentina 1963

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama, and Eduardo Lagos and Lucilo del Castillo. Plans and sections (some original Cinerama drawings).
Box 189

Cine Metro, Maracaibo, Venezuela 1961

Scope and Content Note

Lighting/Mechanicals Plans.
Box 192

Cine Gaumont, Buenos Aires, Argentina 1963

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama, and Alberto Prebisch. Plans and sections (some original Cinerama drawings).
Box 199

Teatro Carlos Gomes, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil no date

Scope and Content Note

Unknown. Plans and a section.
Box 216

Cinema Madrid, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 1965

Scope and Content Note

Luiz Severiano. Plans and sections.
 

Miscellaneous 1952-1964

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous promotional items related to Cinerama and converted theaters.
Box 1

Cinerama Ideal Theater proposal 1961

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama. Plan and section.
Box 5

This Is Cinerama' Portable Roadshow 1956

Scope and Content Note

National Theaters Amusement Co. Plan, section and interior perspective sketch.
Box 50

Proposed Spherical Dome Cinerama Theater 1963

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama. Plans and sections.
Box 78

Circular Cinerama Theater proposal 1961

Scope and Content Note

Clarence J. Smale and Carl G. Moeller. Plans, sections and exterior perspective sketches (one original drawing). Box includes two illustrations promoting the Cinemiracle production 'Windjammer' (these illustrations are not specifically related to the Circ
Box 79

Cinerama Technical Drawings (1 of 3) 1952-1953

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama. Technical drawings related to Cinerama, projection, sound reproduction and equipment design and installation (some original drawings).
Box 80

Cinerama Technical Drawings (2 of 3) 1954-1961

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama, General Engineering Service Co and others. Drawings for Cinerama, projection, film-production and sound equipment; lens adaptation specs, screen comparison diagrams etc.
Box 81

Theater design proposal for Balaban and Katz no date

Scope and Content Note

Unknown architect. Plans, sections, elevations, details.
Box 226

Sinegetic Dome Theater proposal 1964

Scope and Content Note

Unknown. Plan, section and study drawing.
Box 227

"Circus Tour USA" Inflatable Theatre 1961

Scope and Content Note

Cinerama. Plan and section for a traveling exhibition and proposed speaker system diagram.