To the Moon and Beyond

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To The Moon and Beyond is the title of a special motion picture produced for and shown at the 1964/1965 New York World's Fair by Cinerama Inc. using a camera with a single fisheye lens and projected onto a dome screen. The process was called "The New CINERAMA - 360 Process" The film was shown in a 96 foot high "Moon Dome" that was part of Transportation and Travel building (Pavilion No. 123) in the Transportation section of the Fair.

Text from ad in the World's Fair Guide Book:

YOUR MOST MEMORABLE EXPERIENCE

AT THE WORLD'S FAIR! THE NEW CINERAMA-360 PROCESS TAKES YOU...
TO THE MOON AND BEYOND
YOU will be propelled on the most fantastic, incredible voyage through billions of miles of space . . . from its utmost outer reaches . . . back to the Earth itself, and into the center of the minutest atom. All through the magic of Cinerama!
AT THE TRANSPORTATION & TRAVEL PAVILION 3 SHOWINGS EVERY HOUR

Stanley Kubrick watched the film and was so impressed by it that he hired its special effects supervisor Douglas Trumbull to help make animations for his upcoming film, 2001, A Space Odyssey. Trumbull then made similar effects for the 2001 movie as he did for To the Moon and Beyond.[1]



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