Drive-In Theatre Meet Lineup and registration extended

posted by Michael Zoldessy on October 17, 2011 at 7:45 am

The deadline to early register for the Drive-In Theatre Alliance (DITA) Meet in Dallas (to be held on Friday, November 4th) has been EXTENDED to 10/22/11. Even if you have already registered, take a look at the attached handbill listing the guest speakers who will be attending the conference. This is a CAN’T MISS event for all indie drive-in and hardtop operators! Hope you can find the time to check it out.

1st Annual DITA Meet night)Thursday (night)—Friday 3rdFriday (All Day) November 3rd—4th 20114th 2011 At the Galaxy DriveGalaxy Drive—In Theatre, Ennis (Dallas) Texas & Sysco TXSysco Dallas, Lewisville, TX

Here’s your opportunity to find out once and for all how digital projection (including DOLBY digital 3D) works at a drive-in, while also bumping shoulders with other drive-in theatre operators. Food, fun, friendship, and a couple days together with others who share your same interests and concerns. Learn how a basic digital setup works and some of the amazing optional “bells and whistles” available in top-line packages. Get the facts about VPFs. Find out how you can lease equipment. At this conference you can learn how to load and operate a digital projector. You can leave this conference not only knowing all about digital projection but you can also leave with a purchase (if that is your goal)! New or USED, with or without a warranty, with or without VPFs, by cash, credit, or lease, there will be vendors in attendance ready to make a deal with you for your theatre(s) so come prepared! Bring details on your screen measurements, throw, and whether you are 3-phase or single phase. Experts will help you narrow down exactly what you need to illuminate your screen(s). You don’t have to commit to anything. In fact, you can choose to stay with 35mm film and simply sit back and laugh at the other attendees who opt to make arrangements to convert!

If you can only make it down for ONE DAY, make that day the Friday 11/4 session! Thursday evening (11/3) “Meet and Greet” with other attendees Friday (11/4 ALL DAY) Vendor presentations/discussions from concessions to digital projection, including: Fred TriFred Blank (Tri—State SupplyState Theatre Supply—Concessions and Barco/NEC Rep) Brad FilmBrad Miller & Jeremy Spracklen (Film—TechTech—Barco/Christie and more) Scott CinequipScott Hicks (American Cinequip—Barco/Christie and more) Lonnie EquipmentLonnie Larson & Sarah Noah (Sonic Equipment—Christie/Barco/NEC) Tim Reed (The old Cranktwister, himself!) Jeff NECJeff Kaplan (NEC—Projection and Financing) Ryan CapitalRyan Wilson (All Media Capital—Bank Financing and Equipment Leasing) Jeff Jones (Cretors concession equipment) Robert Diaz (Sysco food services) Dan IndustriesDan Quinn (ProSTAR Industries—cleaning systems)

Lodging: Special DITA MEET rates have been arranged with Marriott’s Fairfield Inn at The Colony. Built in 2009, this top notch hotel offers complimentary breakfast, free internet access, a business centre and fitness room. Room rates offered are $75/night for rooms with 2 Queens or 1 King or, for $10 more ($85/night) you can opt for a “King Suite.” Stay 1, 2, or 3 nights at these rates. Mention “Drive-In Theatre Alliance” when booking directly with the hotel at 1-972-370-7732

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