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balls to charge…lol
mini max or lie max (i like that name) is a joke and the palls to charge $15.00 for 3d
OUR SPEAKERS ARE BEHIND THE SCREEN AND 2 LARGE REAR CORNER SURROUND SPEAKERS HANGE. We run a 7,000 watt bulb for our screen .75 X35 with anti freeze coolant for the trap.
NEVER GET AWAY WITH THOSE COLORS BY US…….LOL
JON LIBOT——-I could not disagree more. I own one of those 75 ft screen theaters and the picture is amazing. Sharp like digital with out the projector. This industry was founded on giant screens and in the 80s they went the way of the newspaper. There is one thing I do agree on the picture should only by large in the width . When the height of the screen goes beyond 35 ft the eye can not take the whole picture in.
2 platters left
2 with readers $1,250.00 ea
We have 2 cp 65 for sale….
owned by regal
There owned by Regal
VERY VERY RUN DOWN AND CHEAP PRICED THEATER…Does ok !
NEEDS NAME AND SCREEN COUNT CHANGED!
firm on price.
We have a Christe digital projector for DVDs that cost $90,000.00 dollars ( no joke)…That being said you can not run a theater on that ..You must have 35 mm or “real' digital.
I just put in a high gain 1.8 screen …74 ft and it cost $20,000.00
Just framed a pen and ink drawing of the GREENPORT THEATER I bought in 1989 .It took 20 years but it looks great. lol
There will never be a 70 mm movie made again..Just wont happen.Not saying its correct but facts are facts.
Imax has ruined there brand with mini max …….
Those who like the big screen come see our curved 74 ft wide screen in Charleston SC …..Yes its a single screen…
As a 19 year old that will have theaters someday I can tell you you will need to change your thinking.
70 mm is as dead as Michael Jackson. The fact that you wont say it is irrespective of reality. You will eventually not have a choice it will be digital or nothing. This will be 10 to 15 years away but at 19 you will see the change to 100% digital. Could there be a half a dozen theaters left that do old films in 35 mm maybe. But 1st run no way.
Showmanship on the other hand can be achieved by many different ways and does not require film . I started in the bsns when I was 15 years old and Iam now 44. I have been an usher ,ast mgr,mgr ,district mgr,booker, projectionist and now theater owner. Nostalgia is great when it comes to CINEMA TREASURES (buildings) but for me film 35 mm is a pain in the ass that should have gone years ago.
I agree with most of what you say. . Other than the cost I would say goodbye to film in a heart beat. This notion that 35 mm or die drives me crazy. Digital still has a way to go in its own technology but when its perfect i will change.. Those who are stuck in the past will be the ones left behind.
I recently did a study of all screens in my ‘AREA’ that have gone digital. The study took all screens in the complex & compared to last years numbers(when they were not digital)I then took all the theaters that had no digital at all and compared. There was No difference in the % between 35 mm vs digital. So if all the theaters were up 5 % this summer the digital screens were the same 5% in 1 complex the % was lower since the digital was installed. There was one exception 3d . This is the only area were theaters with digital saw an increase over 35 mm theaters. THATS IT JUST 3D. There were 81 screens in my survey.
Ron Carson I have to disagree with a few points . I do have a 3 screen art theater so I am in the loop. My first suggestion is don’t book the theater yourself.(if you are) There is virtually no art product push in digital so print issues can not be blamed on that. (Hence the topic) There are times when I wait for a print (sony classics is the worst) but there is always plenty of other product to play. We have some of the best art grosses in the country ,but we still wait till all the “major” cities are done. This is how it has been for years. No change of late. In any bsns model it comes down to the dollars. The main concern for the indi market is the ever shrinking amount of studios.
ANY INDI THEATER THAT IS BOOKING THEMSELVES WILL HAVE PROBLEMS GETTING PRINTS. Just my opinion.
I have independent theaters and i am not worried about this at all.THIS IS YEARS AND YEARS AWAY. By then prices will be way down on equipment. It is already coming down. My city has 95 screen all majors with 12 digital screens . Most installed this year. There is no rush other than for each theater to have a 3d screen. The sky is not falling!