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Dick Vaughan
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Does anyone out ther have any information on these 15 perf 70mm projectors that are to be installed in two Crown 17plexes in Florida and Conneticut?
Transport mechanism,lamp size etc>

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John Pytlak
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Assuming they are IMAX projectors (most, but not all 15-perf 70 mm are), have you checked with Crown Theatres or IMAX?
http://www.imax.com/index.shtml

CROWN THEATRES
64 North Main Street
Norwalk, CT 06874
Tel: (203) 846-8800
Fax: (203) 846-9828

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Worldwide Technical Services, Entertainment Imaging
Eastman Kodak Company
Research Labs, Building 69, Room 7419
Rochester, New York, 14650-1922 USA
Tel: 716-477-5325 Fax: 716-722-7243
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Dick Vaughan
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John

These are new machines supposedly cheaper,simpler and more efficient than the Imax rolling loop projectors which I have been operating,installing and maintaining since'83. They are apprently made by a company called Advanced Image Systems of Los Altos,Ca.

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John Pytlak
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Here is the contact:


Advanced Image Systems, Inc.
371 First Street
Los Altos, California 94022
(650) 941-2773 administration office
bob@advancedimagesystems.com
http://www.advancedimagesystems.com/


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John P. Pytlak, Senior Technical Specialist
Worldwide Technical Services, Entertainment Imaging
Eastman Kodak Company
Research Labs, Building 69, Room 7419
Rochester, New York, 14650-1922 USA
Tel: 716-477-5325 Fax: 716-722-7243
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Gordon McLeod
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The maverick is buy the two people who run World Odessey or did run it
CFS know builds the Ultra70 projector so I guess they came up with something different Never seen any pictures of it

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Dave Cutler
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That's a great web page that Advanced Image Systems, Inc has.
Maybe after selling a few systems they can afford to spruse it up.

Does anyone have an actual documentation on their projectors, or have they not released anything yet?


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John Walsh
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I work for Crown, and I'll try to get some info on those projectors. The guy who has done most of the design and installation is a friend, and his office is right off of the booth where I work. But, we have several theaters in construction (in both Florida, Maryland and Connecticut) right now, and he's never around.

If you have a specific question, ask me- and I'll ask him.

I've visited the theater we're building in Hartford, and took some pictures. There was very little light, so I had take pictures with long exposure times... which means they are a little blurry. As far as the IMAX-type booth goes, no equipment has been installed yet. I'll send what I have to Brad.. you'll have to give him a little time to put them up...

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Brad Miller
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John Walsh sent these pictures in...







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John Walsh
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Wow, Brad, that was some fast picture posting!

In the top two photos, you can see the large port window. It is about 12 feet square, and we are buying two peices of optical glass for it.

The 15/70 projector will go right in front of the port window. The pedastal a few feet back from the wall is for the regular 35mm projector (it's a dual-use theater.) The short throw requires a short focal length lens, and with two different projectors shining out, requires a large window.

In the third picture, (beyond the pedastal) will be the elecrical rack room. Once the racks fill up the opening, there's a door to get back there.

The fourth picture shows the pit down front.

The fifth picture shows the port window from the auditourum. The frame you can just about see to the far right is one of the rear speaker arrays.


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Dave Cutler
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That's a pretty large booth, hope than are installing good environment control systems.

Cool pictures

Is this a 2D or a 3D system? How big is the auditorium?


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John Walsh
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The auditorium is not too big. I forget exactly, but I think it's around 350 seats. It's heavily raked, so it's smaller than it looks.

In the top picture, there's a red colored ladder way back there. That's where a large window will across go so people can get the booth tour. So some of the booth will actually be viewing area.

The booth will be a little strange. Some of the other theaters have a raised loge seating area. To to conform to the handicap laws, we need to allow weelchair access to those seating areas. The only practicable way to do that is to allow weelchairs into the booth, to gain acess to the upper seating areas in the back of some auditoriums. So the projection room is considered a "full access public area," which means big wide hallways, ramps, and an elevator.

We thought we were doing a nice thing, by allowing people in wheelchairs to sit up in the back (if they want; there are other places down front, and on the sides.) But, even though the place has been approved by the state, a handicap group feels that it's degrading to make people go through the booth to get to the theater, and has offered to sue us if we don't put in a seperate method of access (seperate elevator) to those areas. Ya can't please everybody, I guess....

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Dave Cutler
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If they think it's degrading to go through the booth, what are they saying about the projectionists. You should sue them for 'the emotional damage' they have inflicted on your projectionists.

That really irks me that they would say that. Here you are trying to be nice and let people in wheel chairs get to some better seats and they attact you for it. I don't think the laws says where handicap seating is to be located. If they give you trouble, just change the seating to all up front. That'll teach them.

I'm just kidding of course, but that was a pretty rude thing for that handicap group to say and it annoyed me.


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Steven Gorsky
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This reminds me I to have pictures to finish scanning, and send to Brad of the Crown Theatre I work at in Maryland. I did go a little overboard with the camera, so there are a lot (2 rolls worth) of pictures. I'll try to work on scanning on Sunday, as it is one of my days off.

P.S. John, could you please ask someone up there if it is OK for me to send these pictures to Brad. After the CP500 posts (automation, cues, etc.), before I got to discuss it with my booth manager, we got a phone call making sure that I did not do this. I just would like some kind of approval so I can keep my job.

Steven Gorsky

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Anything expressed in this post is my personal view/opinion, and not necessarily the view of the company for which I work.
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John Walsh
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Pictures are OK; changing settings are not.

You really can't blame the tech guys; they just have too many screens to watch over and can't be expected to remember slight differences from one screen to the next. It makes things much easier to keep all settings the same, as much as possiable.

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Tim Reed
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All together, now!

"Who's the tall pro-jec-tor there?
Mav-er-ick is the name...

Never mind me. Please continue.

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