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The sites listed below are personally selected by the Curator as being informative and/or entertaining for the vast majority of our visitors. We feel you will enjoy a visit to any of them. They are listed in no special order. Most sites are non-commercial. The few commercial sites listed are those that do more than try to sell you something. NO LINK EXCHANGES!

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3-D FILM ARCHIVE 3-D FILM ARCHIVE - For years visitors to The American WideScreen Museum web site have asked for coverage of 3 Dimension systems and films. It was something that I just didn't feel like taking on and that worked out great because Robert Furmanek, an all around expert on 3-D old and new has created a new website completely devoted to the subject. If you're into 3-D then click the button and go have fun.
AIN'T IT COOL WITH HARRY KNOWLES AIN'T IT COOL with HARRY KNOWLES - Okay, fellow geeks, it's time to come out of the closet and admit that you love this sort of movie madness. A wonderful series of YouTube programs featuring Über Geek Harry Knowles discussing all sorts of exciting stuff. The imaginitive weekly show is directed by some guy named Brett A. Hart who, if memory serves, used to have a bedroom in the Curator's house. It's presented by The Nerdist Channel.
TRAILERS FROM HELL TRAILERS FROM HELL! - Weird! Strange! Shocking! it's Trailers From Hell. Movie trailers, (Previews), are an art unto themselves. Trailers From Hell! is a rapidly expanding site that contains dozens of weirdly entertaining examples of past movie trailers. Check 'em out.
THOMAS ALVA EDISON THOMAS EDISON - Thomas Edison and his myriad of patents are discussed in this site dedicated to great inventors, and they didn't come any greater than The Wizard of Menlo Park.
SAM DODGE ANTIQUE CAMERAS ANTIQUE MOTION PICTURE CAMERAS - Sam Dodge is a very dedicated antique movie camera collector. And by "antique" we're talking about machines upwards of a century old or more. Take a gander at some of the fascinating machines that Sam features on his site.
WHO'S WHO OF VICTORIAN CINEMA WHO'S WHO OF VICTORIAN CINEMA - This website is a biographical guide to the world of Victorian film. It features 300 biographies of those who, behind and in front of the camera, played a significant part in creating the phenomenon of moving pictures. It is based on the book Who's Who of Victorian Cinema, published by the British Film Institute in 1996.
ARCHIVE CLASSIC MOVIES ARCHIVE CLASSIC MOVIES - Visit to download and view old classic and not so classic feature films and serials. Lots to choose from and lots of fun to be had. Like the other sites listed here, the Curator gives it two thumbs up, maybe three.
SABUCAT TRAILERS INTERNET ARCHIVE - SABUCAT TRAILERS - Sabucat Productions has now made available a collection of original trailers dating back into the 1920s and up into the 1970s. The trailers are free for the download in a variety of formats suitable for everything from dial-up connections to high speed data services. This is a fun place to spend a few hours.
FILM DIRECTOR WILLIAM WYLER WILLIAM WYLER - William Wyler, the undisputed best director of performance, is discussed on this site. Wyler's actors won more Academy Awards than any other.
HISTORY OF TELEVISION HISTORY OF TELEVISION - A fun, informative, and often surprising history of television going back into the 1920s. Lots of photos of old mechanical sets and transmission gear.
script to DVD SUPER DIMENSION 70 - New technology applied to old technology may produce the most stunning realism seen on a movie screen. Check out the SDS 70 web site. And beware, they're keeping an eye on you.
SHANKWEILER'S DRIVE-IN SHANKWEILER'S DRIVE-IN - The oldest drive-in in the U.S.A., or the world for that matter, and it's still running. The website includes the history of this theatre in addition their current schedules.
LEONARD MALTIN LEONARD MALTIN'S MOVIE CRAZY - America's favorite movie nerd has a great site and lots of content. Give it a shot and you'll probably go back for more.
FLASH GORDON - The Universal Serial FLASH GORDON - This site stirred up memories of the Curator's youth when he watched Flash, Dale & Zarkov battle Ming the Merciless. Lots of facts, photos and many, many great music snips. Never grow up!
BRITISH SOCIETY OF CINEMATOGRAPHERS BRITISH SOCIETY OF CINEMATOGRAPHERS - A new site that is growing with new sections and a wonderful history of the society formed in 1949 on the basis created by the American Society of Cinematographers in 1919.
CINEMA TREASURES - The Movie Palaces CINEMA TREASURES - Keeping tabs on the great movie palaces, surviving and not, around the world.
Big Movie Zone - The IMAX Resource BIG MOVIE ZONE - IMAX coverage in depth, and more, if that's possible.
Brad Miller's FILM-TECH FILM-TECH - If you're more interested in Xenon lamps than a Troy Donohue filmography, then Brad Miller's FILM-TECH web site will have lots to offer you.
Turner Classic Movies TURNER CLASSIC MOVIES - Our favorite movie channel and now it's supported with one of the best web sites on the Internet. Download or subscribe to online monthly schedules, view multimedia, test your trivial memory, and a lot more fun. Hard to believe that this is part of the AOL empire.
The United States Library of Congress Exhibits Site THE UNITED STATES LIBRARY OF CONGRESS - Get yourself a high speed Internet connection and set aside several hours browsing through this remarkable collection. Among other things the site features early motion pictures and sound recordings. Sorry, no usherettes.
History of the Discovery of Cinematography HISTORY OF THE DISCOVERY OF CINEMATOGRAPHY - Cinematography's roots are traced back to the dawn of man in this fascinating and extremely unusual web site.
Charles Urban and Kinemacolor CHARLES URBAN BIOGRAPHY - Excellent biographical information on Charles Urban, pioneer movie mogul and developer of Kinemacolor. Highly recommended.
Cinerama Adventure Website! CINERAMA ADVENTURE - Details on Cinerama and some of the many astounding facts unearthed in the three year preparation of this feature length documentary. A good companion site to the coverage we provide on Cinerama.
Roland's Cinerama Stuff ROLAND'S CINERAMA SITE - Roland Lataille has amassed a vast collection of printed material on Cinerama and its imitators.
70mm 70mm 70mm IN 70MM - Thomas Hauerslev's companion web site for his 70mm Newsletter. The only thing melancholy about this Dane stems from not having enough 70mm.
78RPM TV 30 LINE TELEVISION RECORDINGS - Early television recordings from 1927 - 1935 are featured in this fascinating site. That television was recorded in the 1920s is a bit of a miracle, but that disc recordings could be decoded 70 years later is even more miraculous.
Theatre Historical Society of America THEATRE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA - There was a time when going to the movies meant so much more than sitting in a crackerbox cinema. The THSA site is loaded with photos and text covering some of the magnificent movie palaces built in the 20's and 30's. If you're over 40 years old, you'll probably find this site a bit nostalgic.
Cinema Sightlines CINEMA SIGHTLINES - The Internet's most impassioned plea for a little more showmanship in our theatres. A new site that's still under construction. Look for additions regularly.
Eastman Kodak EASTMAN KODAK - Professional Motion Imaging section of the Kodak website. Includes a vast array of informative articles on current and past products. Lot's of browsing potential.
Animato ANIMATO - A site dedicated to serve the animation and stop-motion enthusiast! Contains do-it-yourself instructions on how to build animation equipment (including a stop-motion motor for Bolex cameras), useful links and general animation-related information. A joy to browse just to see "Albert", the talented worm, ("mato" is "worm" in Finnish). Don't overlook the "model" railroad content.
Scott Norwood's Cinerama Site SCOTT NORWOOD'S CINERAMA SITE - Contains the text and illustrations of the original world premiere souvenir program for THIS IS CINERAMA
Pictureville PICTUREVILLE CINEMA - at The National Museum of Photography, Film & Television - Bradford, England. Sensational operating theater specializing in running large format and Cinerama films.
Rodeo Drive-In RODEO DRIVE-IN - The heyday of the drive-in theater may be gone, but as Joe Bob Briggs says, "The drive-in will never die." Take a tour of the Rodeo and see what's going on behind the scenes of a working drive-in.
DRIVE-INS DOWN UNDER DRIVE-INS DOWN UNDER - The drive-in was introduced to Australia in the mid fifties and was as popular as its American counterparts. David Kilderry hosts an excellent site covering the drive-in and a bit more.
A.S.C. AMERICAN CINEMATOGRAPHER - The Journal of the American Society of Cinematographers. The site has a new address, new look, and much more interesting content than ever before. Access material from issues dating back several years. Someone is to be congratulated.
A.C.S. AUSTRALIAN CINEMATOGRAPHER'S SOCIETY - A fun, informal site on the Australian fraternal society that has produced some of the best cinematographers over the past few decades.
S.O.C.. SOCIETY OF OPERATING CAMERAMEN - Guess what these guys do for a living? Give up? Click the link button at left to find out.
SMPTE SOCIETY OF MOTION PICTURE AND TELEVISION ENGINEERS - Not where you want to go to find out about what happened to Troy Donohue and Suzanne Pleshette. Technical.
Old Color Processes EARLY COLOR MOTION PICTURE PROCESSES - The WideScreen Museum's Color Process wing, just in case you missed the link. Examples of early two and three color processes.
History of Film Sizes HISTORY OF FILM SIZES - Don't tell Jim Cameron that there was a 3mm film format, also 75mm and many others. This interesting site provides a nice history of a variety of common and very uncommon film gauges, amply illustrated with pictures of film, cameras, and projectors.
Martin Seattle HOMAGE TO SEATTLE'S MARTIN CINERAMA - Former theatre employee John Mills presents his memories of the grand era of a beautiful Super Cinerama theatre.
A.M.P.A.S. ACADEMY OF MOTION PICTURE ARTS & SCIENCES - The envelope please!
American Film Institute AMERICAN FILM INSTITUTE - The organization whose annual Lifetime Achievement Awards nearly always foreshadow the imminent death of the recipient.
Color TV HISTORY OF COLOR TELEVISION - If you think you know something about the development of color television in the United States then you just might be in for a surprise. This well researched and illustrated web site covers developments by RCA, CBS, and others. A bit of nostalgia for us older techno-freaks.
Film Collector FILM COLLECTOR'S REFERENCE CENTER - Resource for collectors of films in all gauges. Buy, sell, trade.
DIGITAL THEATRE SYSTEMS DTS - DIGITAL THEATRE SYSTEMS - Vitaphone for the new millenium
Dolby Labs DOLBY LABORATORIES - As in the brassiere industry, the Double D means there's good stuff to be had.
Technicolor TECHNICOLOR - Once known as "The Greatest Name in Color". This corporate site provides current product information and historic narrative, though you'll find the stuff in our own "Old Color" section to be more accurate. Please excuse our lack of modesty.
Factor Files The Factor Files - Jarrod Factor offers an interesting site featuring his gripes about showmanship and a good glossery of theatre tech terms along with music and other works he's done. Worth a look.
WIDESCREEN and LETTERBOX ADVOCACY PAGE WIDESCREEN and LETTERBOX ADVOCACY PAGE - The webmaster doesn't care for my describing this site as being a militant letterbox advocacy page but it is. And we need more people telling the story before the great unwashed masses force Blockbuster to carry only pan & scan videos.
British Kinematograph Sound and Television Society BRITISH KINEMATOGRAPH SOUND and TELEVISION SOCIETY - Technical society dedicated to all media relating to the moving image. Great charts and educational materials may be purchased online.

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