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What makes you think analog soundtracks have problems? I have seen digital soundtrack problems where one or two reels of a print have a bad digital audio track or a bad DTS disk. Lately to me it seems the digital audio tracks have been having the problems alot more than analog. Of course there are theaters who play digital audio mostly and neglect maintenance on the analog backup. So when the digital audio drops out to analog, suddenly it sounds bad. Mostly from lack of adjustment of buzz track and Dolby tone.
And what makes you think that video projection will save money? Exhibitors will be locked into expensive service contracts on those big tv projectors. These machines require larger, more powerful xenon lamps just to match brightness levels with film projectors. Larger lamps mean more expensive to purchase lamps, lamps that only last half as long, lamps that require more electricity to operate, lamps that require much greater cooling. These things also require much cleaner electric power than a film projector. Exhibitors will have to throw away those expensive video ‘projectors’ every couple of years due to obsolescence or changes of formats/standards.
Every movie theater in the world must put on a good show or the customers would disappear. Video projection is not going to guarantee putting on a good show. Only a skilled projectionist with properly maintained projectors will guarantee a good show.
So you abandonded the tried-and-true (and reliable) 35mm film format and went to big screen tv huh? You’ve traded the movie-going experience for the living room experience. Why don’t remove the theater seats in the ‘auditorium’ and replace them with couches?
My favorite is also the second one. It just seems to fit the theater like a glove.
The “G” in the theater’s name is from the Ghosen family who built it and operated it until 1990 or so.
The theater was completely gutted and expanded. The interior was completely changed. What was a movie theater only (had no real stage or dressing rooms) now has a full stage and primarily serves as a playhouse with movies taking a backseat.
Schedule is Friday, Saturday, and Monday only. There are no shows on Sunday as this is a Mormon town. Yes, there is a tiny balcony. There is a cry room but it is converted to theater manager’s office. Bathrooms are very tiny. Theater was built around 1936 and is equipped with Century “C” projector heads and RCA 1040 soundheads. Was lit with carbon arc lamphouses, but in 2002 converted to xenon (Strong Super Lume-x lamphouses).
Was it Esco Pacific sign company taking the marquee down? If so, I understand it will be repaired or replicated.
And absolutely none of these are authorized licensed showings. What’s worse is these are all videos and not even real film projection.
The Krappy Kreme doughnuts is doing considerably less business than the theater ever did. The Mall was stupid to have ever demolished this wonderful theater.
Theater has reopened.
The Krispy Kreme doughnuts store that replaced this theater is deserted nowadays.
I found a theater in Pacific Beach that I hadn’t even known existed on the Jones site.
You want Cy Young Industries. they manufacture about 90% of the cupholders and cupholder retrofits out there for theater seats.
Check out www.cyyoungind.com –> Cinema Products –> Cupholders
So….are all these actually going to be 35mm prints or are they shown on video (yuch)?
I’m a little confused here. In one paragraph you say these are 35mm film prints. Yet in another sentence you refer people to a DVD site. So is this going to be a film presentation or just another big screen tv showing?
It’s been “down for repairs” almost two years from what I understand.
You might have some luck on the forums at http://16mmfilmtalk.com and www.film-center.com
A 35' by 70' screen? That’s the dreaded 2:1 ratio (something to be avoided).
I see in the pictures there’s a huge Altec-Lansing “Voice of the Theater” loudspeaker on stage (that’s good!). I hope these folks consider showing movies once in a while.
It looks like they have some work ahead for them in getting the building working again. How’s the roof? Is it leaking? Has the place been broken into? Any vandalism? Who was the last company to show movies there? Was this a Moyer theater at one time?
Film distributors want the most money they can get from film rentals. Having only 35 seats ain’t gonna do it.
Wow! That certainly is great equipment. That Strong Highlight 2A console should give you plenty of light and that Smart DI processor is a wise choice to feed your transmitter.
How about pictures of the projection equipment? Projector make and model? Soundhead make and model? Lamphouse make, model & wattage? I assume you’re using a platter? Is this a 7 day a week operation or just Fri-Sat-Sun?
Your theater website doesn’t really give much information on it and a suggestion would be to include the following:
what movies are showing now or comming soon
65 foot wide screen is way too small for 300 cars.
This is indeed great news!
Real drive-in screens (steel) are designed to withstand 150 mph winds since you never can tell about the weather.
What about the other issues I mentioned above?