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The Blue Anges, Navy jet pilots, zoom into the screen in "Cinerama Holiday," opening May 23 at the Villa Theater. The three-eyed camera is encased in the nose of a jet for this scene.
Deseret News, 18 May 1962

New Cinerama Opens At Villa On May 23

Deseret News, 18 May 1962, page B3

"Cinerama Holiday," the newest film in the unusual three-camera process, will open at 8:30 p.m. May 23.

On the same day - at a 2 p.m. matinee, which is being presented especially for students - "Seven Wonders of the World" will wind up its run at the Villa.

"Seven Wonders of the World" will have seven performances between now and its closing, and then will disappear from Mountain West theaters for years, according to Ted Kirkmeyer, manager of the Villa.

Final showings will be at 8:30 tonight, Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday and at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday.

The "Cinerama Holiday" opening presentation Wednesday will be on behalf of the Utah Chapter of the United Nations. Tickets at special premiere prices are available through members of their special committee.

The United Nations group is sponsering the premiere of "Cinerama Holiday" because of the subject matter. The film relates the story of travel adventures of a young couple from the U.S. and a young couple from Europe.