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Ryan Zeestraten
Film Handler

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From: Whitewright, TX, USA
Registered: Nov 2015

 - posted 11-27-2015 07:45 PM      Profile for Ryan Zeestraten   Author's Homepage   Email Ryan Zeestraten   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hi I just bought a theater about a month and a half ago. I have never worked at one or anything just jumped in head first. Reading these forums and talking with our NOC tech I have learn more about projectors and DCP's than I would have ever thought. That being said we have no pre show at the theater. I have been slowly building one through DCP-o-matic and have about 11min of content but as I'm seeing I will not be able to run same videos & trivia week after week. So is there a site that has premade trivia or something like that and then I can put in local ads once I get them signed up? Thank you for all your help and knowledge.

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Mike Blakesley
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From: Forsyth, Montana
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I've never heard of such a source but I wish there was one!

There is a company called Cinetize that makes snipes (such as "Previews of Coming Attractions") and will custom make their titles for a fee. Their work is OK but not outstanding given today's animation possibilities. (

You might want to consider recording local people, such as high school kids, doing video questions and answers or such things as that. If you get the school A/V department involved, you could probably work out a deal where you keep getting new content all the time. People would love to see their kids on the big screen too, so it's a win-win.

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Justin Hamaker
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From: Lakeport, CA USA
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I like Mike's idea. Besides taking most of the work off of you, it involves the community.

That aside, you could just create a couple different trivia templates where you copy and paste in trivia you find on line. You should be able to find tons of obscure movie trivia you can use.

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Alan Plester
Expert Film Handler

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From: great yarmouth england
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Hi Ryan WOW!!!! talk about deep end, but secretly envy you, wishing you all the luck in the world., welcome to this forum

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Frank Cox
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From: Melville Saskatchewan Canada
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ReelDeal Preshow

I've never dealt with these guys myself but I have received a postcard from them twice advertising their services.

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Ryan Zeestraten
Film Handler

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From: Whitewright, TX, USA
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Thanks for all the replies and thanks for a great Idea Mike that will work perfect for us since we live in a very small 1600 population community. And involving the school will be very beneficial for both of us. Thanks again

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Monte L Fullmer
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From: Nampa, Idaho, USA
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Check out Before the Movie for your on-screen advertising needs.

Nice thing about smartphones, is that you can make your own AVI's where DCP-o-Matic can easily convert to DCP. I've made a few on-location promos and ads for our location with excellent results.

Good Luck - Monte

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