Theatre Summit Theatre
Cinerama film formats shown 70mm
3-strip dates  
70mm dates From 03/16/65 to 09/11/69
Screen curvature and size 120 degree screen
Address 300 W. Lafayette Blvd. 
Comments The manager of the Music Hall went to the Summit when the Summit opened, and he liked the Summit because it had straight-on projection (whereas the Music Hall Projectors were installed quite low, which meant all 70mm had the upper left/right corners masked off and looked awkward). The color of the Summit curtains (which extended took up the sides and back of the house, were a watermelon color, so there was way too much reflection during bright, outdoor scenes of any picture that played there. Once Cinerama left the Summit, it eventually became a porn house and you should have seen what that looked like. In 1977 two guys got a hold of a 70mm print of 2001 and played it at the Summit for about 1 or 2 weeks. They even used "presented in Cinerama" in the newspaper clippings. Attendance was low. At that time the curtain did not even work.  The Summit 35/70mm projectors went to the Redford Theater; a portion of the watermelon curtains went to the Trenton (MI) live theater (which is a small community theater). Closed 03/24/71. Reopened as Pandora
Current status Demolished October 1977

List of Cinerama films that played at the theatre from Cinema Treasures

CIRCUS WORLD
Premiere: March 16, 1965
Duration: 7 weeks
MEDITERRANEAN HOLIDAY
Premiere: May 4, 1965
Duration: 10 weeks
THE HALLELUJAH TRAIL
Premiere: July 20, 1965
Duration: 18 weeks
BATTLE OF THE BULGE
Premiere: December 25, 1965
Duration: 17 weeks
MEDITERRANEAN HOLIDAY (Return Engagement)
Premiere: April 25, 1966
GRAND PRIX
Premiere: January 25, 1967
Duration: 38 weeks
CUSTER OF THE WEST
Premiere: January 25, 1968
Duration: 11 weeks
2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY
Premiere: April 10, 1968
Duration: 47 weeks
ICE STATION ZEBRA
Premiere: March 5, 1969
Duration: 16 weeks
KRAKATOA, EAST OF JAVA
Premiere: June 26, 1969
Duration: 11 weeks