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Stephen Jones
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 - posted 06-04-1999 06:16 PM            Edit/Delete Post 
Well phantom menace has finally reached Australia. It opened with midnight
screenings at 350 locations around the country with premier screenings in Sydney
and Melbourne.It has already taken at least a million dollars on its first day and
has beaten Titanics record. At the Sydney premier screening, patrons were
waiting in line for several hours outside the cinema, some were dressed as
characters from the film.But at the Sydney screening the film stopped during its
first screening and did not resume which resulted in a lot of refunds being given, a
lot of patrons mentioned that they were very disappointed in what happened and
saying that they will not visit that companies theatres again. This incident was
reported around the country on the news broadcasts,the company is tight lipped
about what happened up in the bio which dose not supprise me in the least as this
was the first company in Australia to do away with projectionists.When I find out
what happened I will advise you if no one else dose first.
A good web page to find out about cinemas etc in Victoria Australia is at
www.vicnet.net.au/~caths thats all for now.

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Ian Price
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Registered: Jun 99


 - posted 06-06-1999 01:56 AM      Profile for Ian Price   Email Ian Price   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Stephan, tell us of your set-up in your projection booth. Do you have Dolby Digital, EX or the like? What kind of contract did your theatre have to take? Are your crowds as nuts as the ones in the US?

By the way, I saw The Castle tonight and loved it.

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