Theatre Orpheum aka Pantages in 1926
Cinerama film formats shown 3-strip and 70mm
3-strip dates From 12/25/53 to 04/02/61 and from 05/29/62 to 08/12/63
70mm dates From 12/18/63 to 01/31/66
Screen curvature and size 78ft by 28ft
Address 1192 Market Street
Comments  
Current status Live theatre

List of Cinerama films that played at the theatre from Cinema Treasures

THIS IS CINERAMA
Premiere: December 25, 1953
Engagement Duration: 84 weeks
CINERAMA HOLIDAY
Premiere: August 2, 1955 (West Coast Premiere)
Duration: 68 weeks
SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD
Premiere: November 20, 1956 (West Coast Premiere)
Duration: 68 weeks
SEARCH FOR PARADISE
Premiere: March 11, 1958 (West Coast Premiere)
Duration: 37 weeks
SOUTH SEAS ADVENTURE
Premiere: November 25, 1958
Duration: 51 weeks
WINDJAMMER
Premiere: November 17, 1959
Duration: 32 weeks
THIS IS CINERAMA (Return Engagement)
Premiere: June 28, 1960
Duration: 17 weeks
CINERAMA HOLIDAY (Return Engagement)
Premiere: October 24, 1960
Duration: 9 weeks
SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD (Return Engagement)
Premiere: December 25, 1960
Duration: 14 weeks
HOLIDAY IN SPAIN
Premiere: May 29, 1962
Duration: 10 weeks
THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF THE BROTHERS GRIMM
Premiere: August 8, 1962
Duration: 29 weeks
HOW THE WEST WAS WON
Premiere: February 27, 1963
Duration: 41 weeks
ITíS A MAD MAD MAD MAD WORLD
Premiere: December 18, 1963
Duration: 52 weeks
CIRCUS WORLD
Premiere: December 21, 1964
Duration: 13 weeks
THE GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD
Premiere: March 23, 1965
Duration: 26 weeks

Cinerama screen being installed

Cinerama sign that was replacing the old Orpheum sign.

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Below from 12/25/53 San Francisco Chronicle scanned by Michael Coate

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July 21, 1955 Thomas J. Mellon presenting Mrs. Dan Williams, accompanied by her daughters Sandra and Nini, with a prize for being the millionth moviegoer to see "This Is Cinerama"]

April 13, 1956 L. G. Fox presenting Mr. and Mrs. Don Howard with a prize for being the 500,000 patrons to see "Cinerama Holiday"

 

Post card

 

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