The sound made by the eruption was so loud it ruptured eardrums of people within a 65 km range, the wave traveled around the world four times, and the noise was still clearly heard 4,800 km away (it takes to a sound wave about 4 hours to cover that distance). We booked an open trip to Sebesi island, hoping we could then find a boat able to bring us there. The filmmakers were aware of it but chose this title believing that it was a little more exotic, despite the geographic error. The theatre also has design elements such as a loge section with stadium seating, architecturally significant floating stairways, and at the time of its opening, the largest contoured motion picture screen in the world, measuring 32 feet (9.8 m) high and 86 feet (26 m) wide.[4]. This sound is still the loudest of recorded human history, clocking in at 310 decibels (take that Sumatra!). In 2002 after a two-year closure, the Cinerama Dome was reopened as a part of Pacific Theatres' ArcLight Hollywood complex. This kinda make sense when you see how close these two are and how their coasts are shaped nowadays. The producer responded that it would be cheaper to tow the island than re-do all the publicity and posters. Below from the 5/13/69 LA Times scanned by Michael Coate. With its 86 feet (26 m) wide screen, advanced acoustics and 70mm film capability, the Cinerama Dome remained a favorite for film premieres and "event" showings. Bernie said he was so mad at all the changes and throwing away of history he never saw the film. The Krakatoa posters used during filming remained on the theater for the film's 70mm engagement there. Over the weekend Patrick and I went to see the highly anticipated Quentin Tarantino film Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood, but we chose to see it at the iconic Cinerama Dome, which is used, albeit extremely briefly, in the film. The Cinerama Dome appears in Quentin Tarantino's 2019 film, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, shown screening Krakatoa, East of Java in 1969. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. (@preposterous180) on Jun 12, 2018 at 10:36pm PDT, The Cinerama Dome is all dressed up for period 1969 shoot tonight! The volcanic activity of Anak Krakatau continued to skyrocket after this eruption. Krakatoa literally destroyed itself in 1883, but a new island volcano started to rise from the caldera in 1927. All human life was wiped out in the Ujung Kulon peninsula, which is the reason why Javan rhinos could survive longer in this area (see our posts Kaka and  Peucang Island, Ujung Kulon National Park). 07/11/71 02/02/73 Below movie poster for 1973 re-release of This is Cinerama in 70mm Movie poster from 1974 Yes, you read it correctly : Java and Sumatra were divided into two parts ! The landslide created a tsunami with 100 to 150m height waves affecting more than 300km of coastline in Sumatra and Java. As history repeats itself, tourists kept coming to witness the repeated strombolian eruption happening on the island. Located on Sunset near Vine Street, it would be the first new major motion picture theater in Hollywood in 33 years, and would be completed in time for the scheduled November 2 press premiere of It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World. The dome remains essentially unchanged though there have been improvements, notably in the acoustics. The Cinerama Dome appeared in Season 1 Episode 4 of Entourage as the premier theater for "Head On", Vincent Chase's first feature film. — David James (@hoohoo3000) June 12, 2018, Quentin Tarantino filming at the Arclight tonight: the exterior is dressed like it’s the 60s and Krakatoa is premiering again pic.twitter.com/8wBUPlRu6y, — Axelle Carolyn (@AxelleCarolyn) June 13, 2018, After OCEAN’S EIGHT (some harmless fun) we went back to the Dome. Sensors are planned to be installed around the volcano due to its unstable condition. Find Krakatoa, East of Java by Cinerama Releasing Corporation at Amazon.com Movies & TV, home of thousands of titles on DVD and Blu-ray. pic.twitter.com/dwzlBSNZp7, This is what Sunset Blvd looked like today in front of the The Cinerama Dome!