projection system developed by The Jam Handy Organization is
bringing Fair visitors a bigger-than-life look at the Navy and
Marine Corps in action. The system is used in a Cine-Globe Cruiser
theater within the Travel & Transportation Pavilion.
Landing a fast jet on an aircraft carrier, plunging beneath
the sea in a nuclear submarine, hitting the beach with the Marines
... all these are typical scenes as the Cine-Globe presentation
gives amazing realism on its hemispheric screen. The system uses
a Handy-designed lens of a unique type that completely fills
the spectator's field of vision. The screen curves around and
above the viewer to give the "you are there" effect.
Standard-gauge 35mm film is used and the "taking"
lens for production of the sequences is similar to that of the
projection lens so that the simulated 3-D effect of the system
is without image distortion. The Cine-Globe system was originally
devised by JHO with the cooperation of the U.S. Navy to provide
a realistic training device for Naval Aviation and in Marine
Corps tank training. It simulates combat conditions, especially
those involving fast motion (such as a jet plane attack). The
lens covers an extremely wide angle (142 degrees) to almost match
the field of vision of the human eye.
- Ten Minutes of Real Action
- The 10-minute presentation takes place in a theater with
room on its upper tiers (above the projector) for about 75 standees;
a dozen or so children are permitted
The U.S. Army has this small
walk-in theater in the Travel & Transportation Pavilion. It
offers a movie, transparencies and dioramas of modern Army.
to sit on the floor "within" the screen area, practically
"inside" the picture.
The Cine-Globe Cruiser's physical setup, utilizing a single
very wide-angle lens for both production and projection, standard
35mm motion picture films and a fold-up-and-carry hemispheric
screen has already been utilized by the Jam Handy Organization
in some stunning commercial presentations.
It is this kind of "carry-out" idea which business
users of the film will be seeking at the Fair. The cost and complexity
of larger, "permanent-type" exhibits discourages their
use outside of the exposition grounds.
Small continuous repeater projectors
like these offer films on Navy and Marine Corps subjects in the
- The Army's Little Theater
- Typical of dozens of such installations around the Fair is
the small (10 persons) "walk-in" theater in the T&T
Pavilion now showing a Man on the Moon film under U.S.
- Also featured in the Navy and Marine Corps exhibit area at
the Fair are six 16mm rear-projection (continuous) motion picture
setups enclosed in round balls set on poles. Films shown are
concerned with life in the services and the advantage they offer
to young men and women.
Below: Young viewers are encouraged
to sit on the floor, "inside" the Cine-Globe Cruiser
screen area which surrounds them. Their parents stand in tiers
up and beyond the projector.