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Andrew McCrea
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 - posted 02-25-2001 11:57 AM      Profile for Andrew McCrea   Author's Homepage   Email Andrew McCrea   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
The sequel is finally here!

Now, I'm asking which products should I use? Who should i use for the booth, concession, ticketing and auditoriums (screen, masking)?

I've finished raising money to incorporate! Now I'm looking at condition's of sale and if the location will work out.

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Andrew McCrea

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Paul G. Thompson
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Good luck!



Sean McKinnon
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 - posted 02-26-2001 01:03 AM      Profile for Sean McKinnon   Email Sean McKinnon   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Concessions- Stine Industries
Projector- Century or Simplex
Platter- Potts Alpha Platter, Strong AP Platter, Christie AW-3
Automation/Fail safes- Component Engineering
POS/Management- RTS Ticketing
Soft Drink- PEPSI
Sound- Dolby Digital
Lamphouse- Strong Super Lume-X, Christie SLC

I think those are all my prefferences on stuff, GOOD LUCK

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Andrew McCrea
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 - posted 03-10-2001 09:52 AM      Profile for Andrew McCrea   Author's Homepage   Email Andrew McCrea   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Sean,
I deffinately agree with you, but CHRISTIE is what I'm leaning towards mostly.

Everything else sounds good.

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Andrew McCrea

"I'm Not Bad, I'm Just Drawn That Way!" - Jessica Rabbit

Scott Norwood
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 - posted 03-10-2001 10:49 AM      Profile for Scott Norwood   Author's Homepage   Email Scott Norwood   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Andrew--Christie _what_?

Christie makes platters and Bevan-poos that people seem to like a lot, and projectors that people seem to really dislike. I like the AW-3 platters myself, but I'd take old Century C projectors over brand-new Christie projectors any day, based on what I've read here about Christie and my positive experiences with Century C's.

Gordon McLeod
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 - posted 03-10-2001 02:26 PM      Profile for Gordon McLeod   Email Gordon McLeod   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Why Christie projectors?
There are next to none in canada so parts will be scarce and expensive. Century or Simplex or even better Kinoton or Ernamann

Aaron Sisemore
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 - posted 03-10-2001 04:07 PM      Profile for Aaron Sisemore   Email Aaron Sisemore   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
>>CHRISTIE is what I'm leaning towards mostly.<<

Christie PLATTERS maybe...

If you want to use Christie projectors because (trying to think like a '13 year old' here) they 'look cool', you're in for a nightmare.

If you want 'coool' looks and super performance, go with Kinoton

hehehe, Luckily Andrew hasn't seen a CFS 'Dreamcatcher' yet.... Probably the 'coolest looking' projector out there!!!

-Aaron

Sean McKinnon
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Nah from what I hear all the kids these days are using them Centuries. They wanna be old school.

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Brad Miller
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 - posted 03-11-2001 12:46 AM      Profile for Brad Miller   Author's Homepage   Email Brad Miller       Edit/Delete Post 
Ok, I'll just ask it outright instead of playing the guessing game...

Andrew, what are you referring to when you say Christie? Are you talking about their projectors? Consoles? Platters? Automation? The entire Christie package?

Also, how did you come to arrive at that conclusion? Whether some people consider it a good or bad choice isn't what I am asking here, just how did you make that decision? Who did you talk to? Was this based upon pictures? Was it based upon a certain theater using that equipment? Are you looking at a spec sheet? Just curious.

Andrew McCrea
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 - posted 03-14-2001 05:39 PM      Profile for Andrew McCrea   Author's Homepage   Email Andrew McCrea   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Brad,
I decided this from pictures. I'm talking about the whole package. Their equipment seems pretty "operator Friendly" and whenever I e-mail them, they always reply within 5 hours! Other companies don't get back to me for about a week!

Also - I'm going to Saskatoon for a visit with family. There's no internet access, so please be patient if it takes a couple of days (6-15) to respond!

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Andrew McCrea

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