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Paul Konen
Jedi Master Film Handler

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From: Frisco, TX. (North of Dallas)
Registered: Jun 99

 - posted 07-21-2000 08:28 AM      Profile for Paul Konen   Email Paul Konen   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
The next major title for DLP is going to be COYOTE UGLY.

The studios are trying to push us into running Perfect Storm but that movie has already run it's course (mostly) and with the projector in the big house (560+) seats, it just won't wash.

Also, Fantasia 2000 was kicked out after a week because of poor attendance and Patriot was coming.

Disney, apparently wanted DLP for the entire 4 week engagement, otherwise, I guess we would have run Perfect Storm for a while.

Why can't the studios let us schedule the auditorium like we need to. Yes, they want to show off the DLP but, we need to make money too!

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John Pytlak
Film God

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From: Rochester, NY 14650-1922
Registered: Jan 2000

 - posted 07-21-2000 11:12 AM      Profile for John Pytlak   Author's Homepage   Email John Pytlak   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
My guess would be that the digital mastering process adds at least a few weeks to the post-production schedule. So unless the picture is "in the can" well before the release date, or was digitally originated (e.g., "Tarzan", "Toy Story 2", "Dinosaur", "Fantasia 2000"), it may not be available "day in date" with the film prints.

Interesting that "Fantasia 2000" did very well in IMAX 70 mm film theatres, but didn't thrive when projected digitally in your theatre.

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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Dave Cutler
Master Film Handler

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From: Centennial, CO
Registered: Jun 2000

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Fantasia 2000 died in Kansas City when it moved from the Sprint IMAX to a DLP installation (AMC Studio 27, Olathe). They were pulling their hair out since it is in one of their 2nd largest houses. Other shows were selling out and there were like 20 people in the 400+ DLP house.

I thought it was fitting that the DLP bombed in comparrison to IMAX (15/70).

Actually it didn't do well at my theatre with a 35mm print, I think everyone really wanted to see it on the nice IMAX screens. Can't say I blame them, that's were I saw it too.

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