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Elma Theater in Elma, Washington is for sale.
Regal usually has their own crew from Knoxville, Tennessee pull out equipment from theaters they close. When they closed the Capital Mall 4 plex here in Olympia a couple of years ago, Regal had American Cinema Equipment pull the equipment out. I was there for that one.
Contact American Cinema Equipment (www.cinequip.com) in Portland, Oregon. They have a huge warehouse of used projection/sound equipment.
So, this will be real (reel) movies or just some videos/dvds?
Sony should be showing The Partridge Family and I Dream of Jeannie on the big TV screen.
Kinda confusing. Does this mean the digital audio division or the television division?
I’m surprised the Indian casinos haven’t done the same thing….yet.
I thought IMAX has always been about the big FILM experience not the big tv experience.
From my fellow techs they have all loved the old CP-65. Still very reliable. They have also said the new CP-650 is extremely reliable too and is holding up quite well in commercial use. However, the 650 is still very expensive to purchase and you will need a laptop to setup/configure/test/save settings.
Actually the CP-65 is probably the best processor ever made and still commands a high resale price on the used equipment market. The CP-500 was a very expensive processor when new and is still up there in price on the used market.
Sometimes people do sell these processors on the forums at film-tech.
First I’ve ever heard of a theater in this town.
Oh yes, I forget to mention, with these types of screens you should put your movie speakers on wheels and the speaker cables should have a method of unplugging from a connector on the wall. This is so that you can wheel the speakers out of the way when not needed. Be sure to paint alignment markings on the stage floor so the speakers can be placed back in the correct spot again. Label the speakers something like, “screen left”, “screen center”, etc too.
Here’s a link to Da-lite screens' line of rope and pulley styles:
Roll up screens have been used in some theaters with limited space. These are also known as “rope and pulley” (similar to a window shade but without the spring loaded retractor) style screens. They unroll under their own weight as you operate the rope. Only takes one person. There are also electric “roll down” screens operated by a key switch on the wall to prevent unauthorized access.
Both of the above types of screens are usually found in school auditoriums, but they have worked out well in theaters that have used that type of screen. Naturally you can get perforated screens in this style also. Screen manufacturers have all types of mounting styles and surfaces available.
Roll up, roll down, rope and pulley types also have a length of steel ¾" conduit running through the bottom loop of the screen. This is used as a weight to help provide tension on the screen surface to pull out wrinkles and flatten the surface. To keep the whole screen from “flapping in the breeze” you attach a steel cable or chain (nothing fancy) with a turnbuckle and a dog leash latch which you hook onto an eye bolt screwed to the wall. So this allows one person to roll up/down a screen and secure it in place in just five minutes!
I’ve also seen a local college that had limited space on there stage that used a vertically mounted roll up mechanism that allowed the screen to roll back into a “pocket” in the corner of a stage wall. The pocket was on the left stage wall at the right hand side of the screen had part of a chain link fence frame with wheels on the bottom. Took longer to set up than the others mentioned above, but it did work very well for them for 50 years. Eventually this college tore that old theater down and built a ‘performing arts center’ instead and eliminated movies altogether.
The CBS TV Morning is broadcasting from Greensburg, Kansas all this week (April 28-May 2, 2008). They are showing all the reconstruction going on in town and how they are putting things back together again. So far no mention about the theater. Hope someone can get them to show the theater now or at least give everyone an update on what’s happening with it.
First thing is to jump over to www.bigscreenbiz.com and read-read-read everything there.
Here’s the latest newspaper story about the theater:
If the gap is too close you’ll burn those new contacts up in no time due to excessive arcing. I think I set the ones I repaired several years ago to 4 business cards thickness.
If you get yourself a cheapo two wire extension cord, you can chop off the female end and use what’s left of the cord as a power cord to power the chaser on your work bench before putting it back in the sign.
Typically the “ban” on movies is on first run movies.
I believe the single screen CHEHALIS THEATRE in Chehalis, Wash. has it booked. Excellent picture and sound at this theater!
But they are going to still be operating this season minus one screen again
And don’t forget the city and state will get involved.
Also try Signatrol (no website, Signatrol.com now goes to some company in England making data loggers) at 714 Garfield Park, Danville, Illinois 61832 phone: (217) 446-1160, Fax: (217) 446-1166
They make the model 20 and 30 high speed border chasers. Again you might be able to use parts from their model to fix yours or simply purchase a new chaser. Most sign ordinances will allow you to repair the chase function by installing replacement parts (like a new chaser altogether, hint hint). It’s hidden inside the sign anyway.
You could buy a new replacement chaser from a competitor company like FMS Corporation (www.fmsneon.com) and their model 33 chasers/flashers. Maybe the contacts from their chasers will work in yours?
$35 for a ticket! How much will the city take in admissions tax?