September 2012
Search for Paradise to screen at Cinerama Dome in Hollywood

Search for Paradise will screen at the ArcLight Cinerama Dome in Hollywood, California on Saturday, September 29 at 4:00 p.m. PDT as part of the Cinerama festival that runs from September 28 through October 4.

Tickets: Search for Paradise

In commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of Cinerama, the screening is part of a festival at the ArcLight Cinerama Dome that will comprise the largest, most complete assemblage of Cinerama films in more than 50 years.

In Dimitri Tiomkin: A Portrait, Christopher Palmer writes, “For beauty of sound Tiomkin perhaps never surpassed his Search for Paradise score.” Tiomkin’s symphonic score accompanies stunning visuals of Ceylon (Sri Lanka); the Kashmir valley; Nepal, including Katmandu; and the Himalayas.

The Lowell Thomas production of Search for Paradise (1957) will be shown in three-strip Cinerama, along with the other three 1950s travelogues: (This Is Cinerama) Cinerama Holiday (1955), Seven Wonders of the World (1956), and South Seas Adventure (1958). Additional festival screenings include Cinerama’s Russian Adventure (1966), How the West Was Won (1962), and Cinerama oddities such as a three-strip Renault car commercial.

The Dome will project an original print of Search for Paradise, since digital restoration on the film will not be completed until early next year. A short subject film featuring Lowell Thomas interviewing Tiomkin about his work on Search will precede the feature presentation. Those planning to attend the screening include Olivia Tiomkin Douglas, conductor Richard Kaufman, orchestrator Patrick Russ, archivist and music specialist Warren Sherk, composer Daniel Chan, orchestrator Paul Henning, and historian Lance Bowling.

Search for Paradise recording session, circa 1956-1957

Dimitri Tiomkin at piano

Dimitri Tiomkin at piano with a music cue from Search for Paradise, circa 1956-1957

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