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Martin Murray
Film Handler

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From: ennis tx
Registered: Sep 1999


 - posted 10-20-2011 11:35 PM      Profile for Martin Murray   Email Martin Murray   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
For those that need or want to learn more about digital projection, come to our DITA (Drive-In Theatre Alliance) meet.

Attendance is open to drive-in owners/ operators AND independent, small town, and art-house hardtop owners/operators as well!

It is also a mini Food Show to introduce new products to Drive-Ins and Cinema Grills

Get your VPF, Financing, Leasing, and Installation questions answered here

There will be reps from:

Fred Blank (Tri--State SupplyState Theatre Supply--Concessions and Barco/NEC Rep)
Brad Miller & Jeremy Spracklen (Film--TechTech--Barco/Christie and more)
Scott Hicks (American Cinequip--Barco/Christie and more)
Lonnie Larson & Sarah Noah (Sonic Equipment--Christie/Barco/NEC)
Tim Reed (The old Cranktwister, himself!)
Jeff Kaplan (NEC--Projection and Financing)
Ryan Wilson (All Media Capital--Bank Financing and Equipment Leasing)
Tom Lipiec (MIT)
Also reps from Christie to discuss their VPF program

And a mini Food Show sponsored by SYSCO

with:

Jeff Jones (Cretors concession equipment)
Robert Diaz (Sysco food services)
Dan IndustriesDan Quinn (ProSTAR Industries--cleaning systems)
And several other food vendors

See You There!!!

1st Annual DITA Meet
night)Thursday (night)--Friday 3rdFriday (All Day) November 3rd--4th 20114th 2011

At the Galaxy DriveGalaxy Drive--In Theatre, Ennis (Dallas) Texas & Sysco TXSysco Dallas, Lewisville, TX

Here’s your opportunity to find out once and for all how digital projection (including DOLBY digital 3D) works at a drive-in, while also bumping shoulders with other drive-in theatre operators. Food, fun, friendship, and a couple days together with others who share your same interests and concerns. Learn how a basic digital setup works and some of the amazing optional “bells and whistles” available in top-line packages. Get the facts about VPFs. Find out how you can lease equipment. At this conference you can learn how to load and operate a digital projector. You can leave this conference not only knowing all about digital projection but you can also leave with a purchase (if that is your goal)! New or USED, with or without a warranty, with or without VPFs, by cash, credit, or lease, there will be vendors in attendance ready to make a deal with you for your theatre(s) so come prepared! Bring details on your screen measurements, throw, and whether you are 3-phase or single phase. Experts will help you narrow down exactly what you need to illuminate your screen(s). You don’t have to commit to anything. In fact, you can choose to stay with 35mm film and simply sit back and laugh at the other attendees who opt to make arrangements to convert!
If you can only make it down for ONE DAY, make that day the Friday 11/4 session!

 Thursday evening (11/3) “Meet and Greet” with other attendees

 Friday (11/4 ALL DAY) Vendor presentations/discussions from concessions to digital projection.

Lodging: Special DITA MEET rates have been arranged with Marriott’s Fairfield Inn at The Colony. Built in 2009, this top notch hotel offers complimentary breakfast, free internet access, a business centre and fitness room. Room rates offered are $75/night for rooms with 2 Queens or 1 King or, for $10 more ($85/night) you can opt for a “King Suite.” Stay 1, 2, or 3 nights at these rates. Mention “Drive-In Theatre Alliance” when booking directly with the hotel at 1-972-370-7732
ADVANCE REGISTRATION EXTENDED only $10 per attendee (to help cover for arrangements expenses and materials). ADVANCE REGISTRATION FORMS must be received by 10/22/11. Seating is limited so we encourage you to register early! (Lunch will be provided so we also need to have a good count...another reason for the advance registration deadline!) Otherwise, LATE registration (and registration AT THE DOOR) will be $20. Please fill out the information below and send this form with your check (made payable to: “Justin West”) to: Drive-In Theatre Alliance, c/o Justin West, 111 Tenney Street, Kewanee, IL 61443
Theatre(s) Name(s): ______________________ Theatre(s) Location(s): ______________________
Your Name: ____________________________________ Position: Owner/Operator/Manager/Other
Mailing Address: _________________________________________________________________
City: _____________________________________________ State: ______ ZIP: ______________
Contact Phone Number: _________________________ Email: _______________T-Shirt Size: ___
Theatre(s) Website(s): _____________________________________________________________
Names of Additional Guests/Attendees you wish to register (Please include $10 per guest/attendee):
________________________________________________________________T-Shirt Size: _____

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Barry Floyd
Phenomenal Film Handler

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From: Lebanon, Tennessee, USA
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 - posted 10-24-2011 10:51 AM      Profile for Barry Floyd   Author's Homepage   Email Barry Floyd   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Martin... It was good to meet you several weeks ago when you stopped by the Stardust on the way to Gatlinburg,TN. I'll be flying out of Nashville on 11/3 to attend the DITA Digital Conference in Dallas. Looking forward to seeing some fellow drive-in operators and hopefully final get to meet Mr. Film-Tech himself.

Is there a written agenda for what's happening when and where? I'll be staying at a different hotel (cheaper rates) and wanted to make sure I didn't miss something.

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Justin West
Master Film Handler

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From: Peoria, IL, USA
Registered: Jul 2001


 - posted 10-24-2011 01:25 PM      Profile for Justin West   Email Justin West   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Barry: Great to hear you are coming. The response from theatre operators has been very good...and the response from vendors and other industry leaders has been overwhelming! We have got more than a full-boat of top sales, tech, and financial people on our agenda for the digital program; so, I am busy trying to coordinate the schedule. Not to forget the people Martin mentioned for much of the morning session (representing Cretors, Sysco, and ProSTAR Inds.) either! This DEFINITELY will be a conference that many independent indoor AND outdoor theatre owners will be kicking themselves for not attending! We have more speakers than what Martin posted and it is an amazing list of people who will endeavor to give answers to the questions that indie operators have. Suffice it to say, 8am to 5pm on Friday (11/4/11) you want to be at the Sysco Dallas facility in Lewisville, TX. [Smile]

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Martin Murray
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From: ennis tx
Registered: Sep 1999


 - posted 10-24-2011 02:35 PM      Profile for Martin Murray   Email Martin Murray   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Barry, it was good to finally meet you at your drive-in, nice place BTW, will look foward to seeing you and all the other operators in Dallas. As Justin said this is going to be a lot bigger than we originally planned, but that is good.

Also just for fun Friday night we will bring out the General Lee, Rosco's patrol car and the Bandit Trans-Am to the drive-in for those that want their pictures taken in them.

See you there.

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Barry Floyd
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 - posted 10-24-2011 04:25 PM      Profile for Barry Floyd   Author's Homepage   Email Barry Floyd   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Justin / Martin....

Are you guys gonna post or send out some directions to the Sysco facility in Lewisville? My hotel is actually in Lewisville, about 9 miles from the airport.

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Martin Murray
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 - posted 10-25-2011 02:19 AM      Profile for Martin Murray   Email Martin Murray   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Yes Barry, Justin is working on getting that out now along with the agenda. It won't be long now.

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Barry Floyd
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 - posted 11-05-2011 10:39 PM      Profile for Barry Floyd   Author's Homepage   Email Barry Floyd   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hats off to both Justin and Martin for a fantastic weekend DITA meet. I learned a lot, got to meet some rally nice folks, and hope to never have to drive in Dallas traffic ever again!

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