Change aspect ratio to letterboxed

I have a whole sequence in image size 640x480 that is pillarboxed. I want to turn this into a widescreen sequence as i think it's a 16:9 letterboxed. any ideas on how i can do this? I am new to the behind the scenes of premiere pro.
thanks in advance

I don't understand what it is you really want.
Your footage is 4:3 using square pixels. (Or is it really something else?) To make it 16:9 widescreen, you would have to chop some off of the top and bottom. Let's say, you would end up with 640X360.
OK. now you have lost some from the top and some from the bottom and you have a widescreen video. But it is pretty small. Is that what you want? Or did you think you could blow it up to HD?

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