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I wish it was easier to get someone up here. It’s hard enough getting in myself sometimes. I do the same thing when I go to theaters. Always looking to the booth.
We get 2 new prints, at the beginning of the run, when they change any of the sponsors. The current print started at the beginning of last years show. We just started using the backup print a few days ago.
Interestingly, very few issues so far this year. They seem to have fixed the bus (finally) and video wall. Thank goodness the film is still in………
As you can see, they are still in use today…..
No changes this year including the 70MM 3-D.
Can anyone say “Christmas Spectacular??????” Yes, we are starting up again…………
That’s what it seems.
Cirque is leaving after this year. They are not staying as long as they were supossed to.
The Chase logo is EVERYWHERE in the building including the Chase logo shaped wreaths in the basement so I guess they still are….lol….
To hide the speakers and for projected images for the show.
It was not up for cirque. Maybe it will stay up for the upcoming run though. Not sure. The LED wall for the video game has had problems so far but not with the content. Its been mostly mechanical. Effect is good. More depth of field than things coming out at you. The film is better for that.
Cant put speakers behind the arch. No sound would get through. The fake arch is made of acoustically transparent material.
It’s temporary. It was put in place for two reasons……..for the candy cane effect during the show and to hide the speaker clusters.
Yes those tubes are for the exhausting of the digital projectors. We measured the temperature of the exhaust coming out of these at 124 degrees. The 6" ducts on top of the film projectors did not pull out enough. Instead, we tapped off the room exhaust vents and put 14" ducts in place for the primary exhaust. We used the existing 6" ducts for the secondary exhaust. With the digital projectors on, and film projectors off, it got up to around 84 degrees in the booth. Now it stays below 75.
The reason #4 has a different lamphouse is because the consoles for #2 & #3 were brought in strictly for 70MM and the 3-D, not for regular 35MM prints. They upgraded #4 for 35MM film.
Here are a few quick pictures
No problem. Yes there is a new dance number among many other new things in the show. Hopefully, it will all get worked out by Friday because it’s been one hell of a time the last week or so……
What Rockettes Prologue? The show is not any longer as far as I know.
The digital projector company will store them in the off season and maintain and repair them, so it works out well. The projectors are using existing windows and portholes.
You are correct about Projectors 2,3, and 4. 4 being the primary projector for film screenings. The digital projectors will be removed after the christmas show and put into storage until next year. First mezz will still be used for screening any films on digital, unless they are film (like they should be).
Yes, we did remove projector 5. 2 of the digital projectors are side by side there. The 3rd projector is next door in the spot booth. They will project on the walls and ceiling around the stage.
Yes, there are new digital projectors being installed. 8 on the choral stairs and 3 up in the booth. However, we are still running film for the 3-D. There is a lot of new content for the show this year.
Yes they are biligual. Also, they will be running 3-D soon. They are starting major upgrades to the equipment next week.
I may be wrong but I think they are contracted for a few years from what I remember. Email me when you get a chance.
Vito, there definitely are changes to the Christmas show this year. The 3-D opening will remain the same though. The change to the size of the screen is in fact due to the mods made to the proscenium.
Sorry Vito. I’ve been to busy to reply. From what I have heard, some of the mods they have made to the proscenium will not be removed for the Christmas show. The picture is in fact being made smaller by about 10%.