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I wanted to share this article on projectionists. I found the part about working the porno house rather amusing.
The occupation is disapearing fast which is rather sad.
One of the big ones “On The Town” which played Christmas 1949
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OK Bill, call me I’ll bring my tools.
I hope the speakers are on wheels
Bill I know WSS is one of your all time favorites and I am sure you are salivating over the thought of a 50th anniversary showing to come. As to the original 6 tracks I believe, as someone already mentioned here, he picture is unlikely to be shown that way at the Ziegfeld. I am thinking they removed the regular stage speakers for left/right center and replaced them with sub woofers. If they were to acquire a 6 track print with the original recording they would have to replace the subwoofers. As I recall, and someone please correct me if I am mistaken, Back when 70mm first arrived Mike Todd felt that the huge (in those days ) screen would have a dead spot between the left/right and center speakers so the six tracks were born to correct that problem. Of course, todayâ€™s image sizes do not compare with what we had with Oklahoma, for example, so the need for left/right center speakers is no longer an issue, plus the addition of the fifth track used for mono boom sub woofer, and the sixth track used for stereo surrounds added a nice touch. What a magnificent idea for the Ziegfeld to put the original speakers back for a proper 70mm WSS showing, perhaps they are still back there somewhere collecting dust. I wish that for you my friend
Well we all know that 70mm DTS prints of “The Sound of Music” are out there and we also know that the Ziegfeld has a 70mm DTS reader so ….
Poor Craig who must be thinking, gosh there is no pleasing these Cinema Treasure guys. Well….we are after all a tough lot, but even a second best 35mm showing will be appreciated
Hey, it could be worse they might have shown the 35mm print with a mono optical track, member those?
Sound of Music in 35mm not 70mm, Gosh Craig that’s too bad, oh well at least it’s not Digital, I’m sure a four track mag print was not struck so I assume Dolby digital sound format?
saps, I my be able to help with ads which ones are you looking for?
Welcome NewYorker64 have fun perusing in here I am sure you will find it informative snd entertaning. Have fun!
I have fond memories of that Gleason show, I took my parents to see it and my mother talked about it for months.
Here is the original ad.
Robert, We were refering to the last holiday show
Sad time Tinseltoes, here is the original ad from that last stage/screen presentation.
Good news RCDTJ I as so hoping they would get them repaired
Sorry William I meant to write Tinsletoes had the title wrong.
I believe he meant “North” and not “Lost”
Thanks KCDTJ,Cirque Du Soleit will be exciting please keep us up to date when that happens. Bet you are reallly looking forard to that
I am sure William meant “Noth To Alaska"
Here is the original ad
RCDTJ,Shame about the organs please keep us advised
What is going on at RCMH the entire month of June preventing TONYS?
WOW 7000 watts, I wouldn’t wanna be anywhere near that
if it blew, KABOOM!
Seriously though, It is very nice to know that you folks are continuing the great tradition of the Hall in making the presentation as fabulous as it can be.
Thanks RCDTJ we can always cont on you to keep us up to date on these matters. Explain please new gels and focus on second projector.
Whatever…I am an old geezer who very much enjoys the trips down memory lane those posts provide.
Tinseltoes,I love your posts and anytime I have a corresponding original newspaper ad I will post it.
Pleae keep em coming
Well it is a bit early perhaps they could offer those shows in December. 3-D interlock working alright I guess?
I was thinking the same thing Bill,talk about gross exaggeration
Nov 10th, On this date in 1953 the second picture releaesd in CinemaScope opened simultaneouly at the State and Globe.
I belive HTMAM was actually the first movie filmed in Scope but Zanuck in his wisdom decided to release “The Robe” first to introduce the miracle you see without glasses.
Nothing has been written about the Christmas show which opened last week Anyone know of any changes from last year or any info on the show at all.
To go along with Tinseltoes post on “White Christmas” here is the original newspaper ad.