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I don’t think a mutt is more or less reliable. You do have a spare deck though with a platter in case there is a problem. Projectors 2 and 3 are for 3-D. Projector 4 is 35/70 but can’t handle higher than a 5000Watt lamp. Projectors 1 and 5 are 35MM only. All 5 projectors are still active and we had run them this year during the christmas show. The film in March will be run on projector 4. All of the changeover wiring has been ripped out.
Vito….We don’t want to use the 70MM projectors for reel to reel because we don’t want to disturb them for the Christmas 3-D. The platter is fine. The problem with platters is the “film threaders” at theaters today don’t know the proper way to use and maintain them. They weren’t even taught to thread properly. I have no problem using platters. I’m just glad we’re running film again here. The best part is there is no digital back up.
It’s going to run off a platter, but at least it’s film.
As I said before, there will be a movie premiere on March 5th. The big question was whether it would be film or digital. The word just came in that it will be film (as it should be). There will be NO digital back up. It is a Kevin Smith film. Sorry I couldn’t tell you guys the name earlier. I thought I should wait until it was 100%.
That is not the information I have Old Joe and it is not tentative. It is confirmed.
Film at Radio City???? Unheard of!!!!! There is a rumor going around about a possible film here…..Actually it’s not a rumor. March 5th 2011 is the date. Still debating whether it will be film or digital. Not much of a debate here. More than most likely it will be film and that’s a fact.
12/19 8:00PM and 12/18 10::PM
My bad….organs are back already. Good job by the repairman.
Cirque Du Soleil will be here instead
Looks like age has finally caught up with the organs. The organs have been inoperable since Sunday. They have been working on them, but may not have them for at least the next few days, if not more. I can’t imagine it being easy to get parts for them.
We bought a new set of polarizing gels for the 3-D. Both port windows have them. They were a better quality than the old ones. They seem to work better at blocking the light. The lens on the second machine had focus issues last year. We took it apart and replaced some of the elements and that fixed the problem. We also tried a different company for the 7000Watt lamps this year. These lamps are supposed to work better with the extreme angle of the projectors. So far they definitely do.
Vito. Email already came out that all optional shows except one, were cancelled. They won’t be adding them in December. 70MM 3-D is working great. We got some new gels and we fixed the focus on the second projector.
No changes at all from the last 2 years. Tickets sales must be slow. All optional shows were cancelled already. Most of the late night Friday and Saturday shows are out.
It’s a shame “The Two Towers” wasn’t film.
The Jackson will reopen within the next 2 weeks……….
It’s been about 5 years since we have run through New Years.
That’s another surprising thing. Last year, there were large sections that were empty for the 9:00 AM shows. This year, they are filled.
Better than good. I’m shocked to see so few empty seats. Even the 10:00 PM shows on the weekends have been packed.
One of the trusses was lowered to work on it. It has the wreaths and gold balls on it. The ice rink is no longer on the band car elevator. It comes up on elevator 3 and stays there.
I hope this works. Here are some pictures I took today. During each show there are 2 projectionists, at least 8 spot operators and countless other stagehands.
The spotlight operators are still here and being used. We do still use film here at times.
We still go on the buzzes today.
All Xenon bulbs now. All spots are used throughout the year off and on.
There seems to be some major renovations going on at the theater.