Cinerama was an ultra-wide film format created in 1952 to be the ultimate in immersive cinema. It used three 35mm film strips to gather a huge quantity of information, in order to create a sharp, finely detailed image. The three films would then be projected onto a 146° curved screen to fill viewers’ field of vision. The aim was to immerse the audience in their film experience, in much the same way as modern IMAX or 3D. The National Science and Media Museum is one of only three public venues in the world - and the only one in Europe - that can show Cinerama. You haven’t visited us until you’ve seen it!This film will be screened in digital Cinerama.