Los Angeles -- In 1972, a film trailer came on TV, advertising The Poseidon Adventure. I was 11-years old and had never seen a "PG" movie. My folk's asked if I be interested. Dumb question! This would be my first "Parental Guidance" film.
The Hastings Theater in Pasadena is empty now, but I will never forget the thrill of the curtain opening to one of the biggest screens of it's time and watching in horror as the ship was toppled by a rouge wave and capsized. I was not disappointed with the film but mourned the loss of such a great ship.
Well, I found it! The ship is stored on display at the Los Angeles Maritime Museum. It is a replica of the Queen Mary and was built as a model for the film, The Poseidon Adventure.