WANTED: Information on Closed Circuit theater broadcasting from the 1960’s and 1970’s.

posted by ArchStanton007 on September 21, 2005 at 7:12 am

I cannot find any information about those old closed circiut presentations that manly were of boxing matches with Muhammed Ali,etc. The Daytona 500 did a closed circuit broadcast as did Evel Knievel with his Snake River Canyon jump. Anybody got photos of the projctors used? Any other backround information out there? Boxoffice magazine has never devoted a piece to this technology. Please respond to

Thank You Much.

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JimRankin
JimRankin on September 22, 2005 at 6:27 am

I have poor photos of the Ediphor projector and its equipment rack (vandalized) in place in the former WARNER theatre in Milwaukee. Don’t know anything about the distribution or technical matters, but you would do well to post your request on the technical experts' site: www.film-tech.com It is very likely that any of the hundreds of guys there will know something. The Theatre Historical Society at www.historictheatres.org may also have information. Best Wishes

JimRankin
JimRankin on September 22, 2005 at 6:34 am

A technical introduction to the Ediphor TV system projector that was used for such closed-circuit telecasts is at this URL:
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