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Thanks for your note and thoghts, Ray! Nice to hear from you. Let’s catch up soon.
All coming… on the www.star-vu.com site… great suggestions…
Projector is a new Century MSC, console is a Strong HL2A (up to 7k), 5k in it now, analog LED head, Smart DI processor…and no platter, it is tight space… an Eprad double MUT instead…. it is a sweet rig…. and yes open 7 days.
Glad you’re curious…we’ll post booth photos soon!
Ken, the below answers your questions. Thanks for being interested in the project. Maybe you can make a trip down south to see us.
Q. How do we erect the screen in precise placement each time?
A. Screen placement is precise. AIRSCREEN is a substantial and stable architected/engineered structure. Ground markings, high pressure frame, steel rope (which do not move or stretch), offer a high quality structure. Aperture plates are cut, a new Strong projector is installed and tested… Ken I have t tell you – the picture looks GREAT. AIRSCREEN has been used for: multiple studio engagements, AFI Fest & AFI SilverDocs, Tribeca Film Festival, Cannes Film Festival, Traverse City Film Festivalâ€¦ and on and on.. It is a very substantial product.
Q. What drive-in screen fits both scope and flat formats perfectly?
A. None. No image is lost from either format in our screenings. And not technical sacrifice has been made. We have a further advantage – our screen is a theatrical screen surface, something a traditional tower cannot offer. The scope picture starts four feet higher than flat and goes edge to edge. Flat leaves a few feet unfilled at each side.
Q. What is a most common size drive-in screen for 300 cars?
A. 65â€™â€¦ the reason is simple. Under most building codes, traditional drive-in towers exceeding 65-70â€™ require three truss towers instead of two increasing their cost significantly. As a result, 65â€™ is a very common size.
Q. Does the Star-Vu need a screen engineered for 150mph winds?
A. No. We will not operate in hurricane conditions.
Regards, to all drive-in lovers! We have invested our time, money and heart into this project over the past two and half years. We appreciate all of the telephone calls, comments and encouragement that we have received from so many people.
All the best,