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Old February 28th, 2008, 10:30 AM
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In 1969, Chevrolet built the Cinesphere across from The Cave in the Confederacy section. The attraction served as a first step in the evolution toward the modern day IMAX theater and the precursor to motion simulator rides. Next to the small, white air-conditioned building housing the presentation, the automobile company displayed its latest models underneath a canopy. It presented a twenty-minute film projected onto a 180-degree curved screen looming above several rows of wood benches. The film featured first-person footage of a ride on a roller coaster, a trip down a ski slope, a flight through a canyon, a ride down a raging river, a frantic drive along a mountain road, and a mad dash through city streets.

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Old February 28th, 2008, 03:31 PM
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i remember that was always a good place to rest & cool off.
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Old February 28th, 2008, 07:30 PM
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Lightbulb SFOT's silver screen

Not to mention after-hours movies for employees. I think I saw Silver Streak there, although it could have been at the Southern Palace.
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southern palace was where we saw all the pink panther movies in 76-77
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LOL. hmmm, maybe we should work on a movie.....
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Not to mention after-hours movies for employees. I think I saw Silver Streak there, although it could have been at the Southern Palace.
It was during a showing of "1941" at the Chevy Show that I asked my date to go to my senior prom with me. She said yes, by the way.

At the end of the Chevy Show film, you would experience a drive down a hilly, twisting country road from the perspective of a camera mounted on the front of the car. Suddenly, a car stopped at an intersection would appear just ahead, and it looked as if your car was going to smash into the one ahead. Everyone in the theater would stick out their right leg to apply the imaginary brake.
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It was during a showing of "1941" at the Chevy Show that I asked my date to go to my senior prom with me. She said yes, by the way.
You big romantic, you. And they say chivalry is dead.

Dare I ask who the lucky girl was? Was she from Ride Operations, or were you broadening your horizons into other departments?
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i do remember that sudden stop!
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Old March 3rd, 2008, 08:50 PM
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I always found the Chevy Show a good place to sit down and relax out of the hot Texas heat.
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