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Damnation Alley 1977 - Undated ad for the great (but now closed) Northpoint Theater in San Francisco. “Shown in Sound 360,” a precursor to today’s ubiquitous surround sound, this was a novelty at the time. As I recall the gimmick wasn’t particularly impressive, nor was the movie. Best memory … laughing my head off with my buddy when some character in the film announced “Salt Lake City is overrun with killer cockroaches!” 
San Francisco Examiner, 1977

Damnation Alley 1977 - Undated ad for the great (but now closed) Northpoint Theater in San Francisco. “Shown in Sound 360,” a precursor to today’s ubiquitous surround sound, this was a novelty at the time. As I recall the gimmick wasn’t particularly impressive, nor was the movie. Best memory … laughing my head off with my buddy when some character in the film announced “Salt Lake City is overrun with killer cockroaches!” 

  • San Francisco Examiner, 1977