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I’m not exactly sure what you’re trying to say but surround speakers were not installed until around 1994 for Lion King. You would not have heard any sound from the sides before then. You had 5 channels behind the screen for optical and mag tracks. As far as Dolby Digital is concerned, it was a huge improvement in film sound for countless reasons. The “loud digital glare” was only because film makers demanded it to be played too loud. I do agree that the fake arch really sucks though. It takes a lot of room from the stage as well as the silver screen.
Good luck to your wife at the new show. Nothing new happening here. Film will always pop up here and there. It will never totally go away. Thank god.
April 7, 2017. We will see.
We can run 35MM and 70MM still so we’re ready. We keep all 4 projectors very well maintained. I just don’t think that some of the people upstairs know that we can still run film. It’s a shame.
Is it safe to assume that there is no nitrate film left in the film “safe” in the closet at the end of the hall? I was going to go through all the film in there this season.
I can’t believe how packed it was. Throughout the day, they kept releasing more and more seats. They even seat people behind the projectors in the first mezz.
My biggest complaint was the non use of ANY masking. How do you not mask the image on ANY side?????
NewYorker, I think you are right about not having the big names in the show. Last year when Derek Hough took a day off, their was a clear audible moan from the audience. Also, the thought was that there would be more tourists in the summer.
On the projection side, we replaced the 11 digital projectors on the choral stairs and in the booth with 22 newer, brighter ones. They also replaced some of the LED walls and legs with newer ones and also added more.
I won’t comment on the quality of the show itself since I have seen every show so far and it wouldn’t be fair. I do have to say though that ticket sales are EXTREMELY bad. Attendance has been awful.
Not only are they not using the organs, but there will be a digital soundtrack to supplement the orchestra. Oy!!!
Didn’t miss it. Wasn’t allowed to talk about it. I will tomorrow if anyone wants to know about it.
1/6/65-1/27/65 Father Goose
1/28/65-3/3/65 36 Hours
¾/65-3/31/65 Dear Heart
4/1/65-5/12/65 Operation Crossbow
5/13/65-7/14/65 Yellow Rolls Royce
9/16/65-11/3/65 Great Race
11/4/65-12/1/65 Never Too Late
12/2/65-1/5/66 That Darn Cat
Sound Of Music did not play here in 1965. I have ALL the original books here that were used by the projectionist since the building opened.
The only Santa part that is on a track is the 3D flight from the North Pole. The rest of the show is all him. The other main characters say and sing there own vocals also. The rest of the ensemble pretty much runs off of tracks. I’m pretty sure the Rockettes are tracks too but I’ll check.
New opening date is May 2016. Seating lowered to around 100 per screen.
Not only did she use the front wall, but she used the sides also. It took 27 digital projectors to do it. It was a good show.
We did go back to linear 3D gels this year which is better than last year’s circular 3D gels because of less double image. This isn’t the reason for what you saw though. There are 2 vertical braces behind the screen which are right up against the screen itself. Each one is a third of the way in from each side. Because the screen is so big, there is some slack in it. When the house fans are turned on, the screen is blown back onto these braces. On bright scenes, the braces are very visible while watching from the front. The second problem is the silver screen. It is extremely reflective. So because the screen isn’t sitting perfectly flat now, it looks like 3 sections of different brightness. We complained enough over the last few years about the braces that they finally removed the diagonal ones so it wasn’t as noticeable.
BTW, that screen is not the new one. It’s the same one we have used for the Christmas show for the last 4 years. The new picture sheet, which is also a silver screen for some reason, is only used for movies.
I agree 100%. We still do use film from time to time also.
You are correct. 36.
They had no music at all before the shows which was strange. They will be used again for the Christmas show this year. They were actually working on one of them yesterday.
For the 30th anniversary of “Back to the Future”, they had 2 screenings 2 weeks ago. Thursday night and Friday night 8PM. Christopher Lloyd, James Tolkan, Alan Silvestri, and Bob Gale were at each screening.
We ran the dialogue track but the music track was cut and played live by the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra on stage. They seated the entire house except for the 400 section of the first Mezz. We had 2 Christie digital projectors there for the movie. It’s the first time we used the new house picture sheet since it was installed in April.
The curtain operates as it always did. As for the other things you mentioned, maybe you should see the show first before commenting.
Not sure why you think the hall is lost. The curtain works fine and in any configuration needed. The proscenium is specifically for the Christmas and Spring shows only. We ran Back to the Future last week on the newly installed house picture sheet to 2 very large audiences. I think the Hall is doing just fine.
Closed for 8 months for massive renovations. Gutting the entire first floor. It will remain a quad. Dolby atmos in one theater. 16/35MM film on one screen. Digital on all 4.
We actually did just install a brand new house picture sheet this past Monday.
Nope. In fact, they are sealed up so you can’t even tell they’re there.
It’s not just you Mark. We see the seams and tile color differences from the booth. The wall is crap. Always was, always will be.