Classic 3D Film Series: Those Redheads from Seattle

When: Sat., Aug. 12 2017

Way back in the 1950s, Hollywood studios started showing movies in widescreen formats and 3-D to combat the growing popularity of television. Between 1952 and 1955, Hollywood studios produced 50 English language 3-D films using a dual projection system that required audience members to wear polarized lenses. But because of issues with keeping the images perfectly in sync, studios quickly lost interest.Now, of course, digital technology has corrected the synchronization issue, and the classic 35-mm 3-D films have reappeared on new digital prints so contemporary audiences can watch them. The Cedar Lee Theatre is screening five "Golden-Era classics" as part of its Classic 3-D Film Series. Those Redheads from Seattle, which starts Rhonda Fleming and the Bell Sisters, screens at 11 a.m. today and 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 15. The new digital restoration from the 3-D Film Archive recently had its world premiere at the Turner Classic Movies Film Festival in Los Angeles, and Bob Furmanek, the founder of the 3-D Film Archive, will participate in a Q&A via Skype following the Aug. 15 showing. Admission is $7. (Niesel)

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