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Circlorama mean owt to anyone?

Discussion in 'Entertainment' started by Mock Turtle, Aug 3, 2020.

  1. Mock Turtle

    Mock Turtle Asinine, socialist-leaning, puerile filth
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    The true history of Circlorama 1962-65

    Leonard Urry had set up Circlorama together with Leon Heppner, a Russian entrepreneur who had lived in London for several years. They acquired a bomb site in Denman Street just behind Piccadilly Circus and constructed a building to house the new 360 degree cinema which they had imported from Russia. I remember Leonard telling me the building had cost £120K. It housed the now familiar eleven screens which were arranged round the wall of the circular building. The diameter of the auditorium was 70ft and was served by eleven 35mm Phillips water-cooled, pulse light projectors which were housed in an enclosed gallery. On a level with the centre of the screens the eleven projectors were synchronised to form a continuous 360 degree projected image, and together with a nine track stereo system it was quite a spectacular cinematic experience. The installation had been carried out by Frank Brockliss Ltd who were located in Wardour Street.

    I remember this, and went to a showing there with some friends once. Anyone remember it? Can't remember what was played - possibly a sea voyage being part of it. Never caught on of course. :oops:
     
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    Before my time :cool:

    I bet early Floyd would have liked to perform there if it had remained open.
     
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    Oh yeah. I can remember when Atom Heart Mother was first played, and I think that had surround sound - in a theatre at least - and they also played it at the Bath Festival (1970) I think. Would certainly suit them. :cool:
     
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