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Alex Shultz
Film Handler

Posts: 54
From: Marysville, KS, US
Registered: Nov 2008

 - posted 05-15-2010 12:38 AM      Profile for Alex Shultz   Author's Homepage   Email Alex Shultz   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I'm going to be hosting a benefit for an American Cancer Society's Relay for Life team. We want to sell tix that will include wine-tasting, h'orderves, a short talk by a previous owner of the theatre (now a history PhD) about history of movies in the area, and a tour of the building with all the remodeling we've done so far. Then we'll watch a movie. I'm trying to find something that will be a really good show for people to see.

Casablanca seems like it might be a good movie for this. Gone With the Wind or Lawrence of Arabia are just too long.

Any ideas on what might help make something like this a really great evening?

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Mike Blakesley
Film God

Posts: 12451
From: Forsyth, Montana
Registered: Jun 99

 - posted 05-15-2010 01:11 AM      Profile for Mike Blakesley   Author's Homepage   Email Mike Blakesley   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Tip: Be aware that if you are playing a classic film you might have print issues. We played five classic movies for our 60th anniversary in 1990 -- Casablanca, Gone with the Wind, The Ten Commandments, The Wizard of Oz, and The Sound of Music. I was assured all the prints were good when we booked the movies, but the S-O-M print was faded beyond belief and there was no other print available.

I explained and apologized to people who were buying tickets, and they were understanding, but I was never so embarrassed as I was the three nights we played that film. Fittingly, it was the worst grosser of the five.

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David E. Nedrow
Master Film Handler

Posts: 368
From: Columbus, OH, USA
Registered: Oct 2008

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And, older titles are often vault prints, so you'll need two projectors running in a changeover scenario.


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Mike Frese
Master Film Handler

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From: Holts Summit, MO
Registered: Jun 2007

 - posted 05-15-2010 09:46 AM      Profile for Mike Frese   Author's Homepage   Email Mike Frese   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Alex is all digital now.

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Jack Theakston
Master Film Handler

Posts: 408
From: New York, USA
Registered: Sep 2007

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A comedy is always appropriate for fundraisers. If you can set up a piano or organ, a silent film is fun novelty.

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