Mitchell Cope Screening Room
Overland Park, Kansas,
The private screening room has a 4 foot high by 10 foot wide Da-Lite
'Model C' screen. The screen has a reflective gain of 2.5. Masking
is provided by two hardwood boards held in place at the top and bottom
by Velcro. As seen in this picture, the masking has been set for an aspect
ratio of 1.85:1. The sound speaker system is provided by a pair of Boston
A comfortable couch provides the luxurious seating for family and friends
alike. Wall to the projection booth is double studded and packed
with R-19 insulation material. Main projection porthole is fitted with
quarter inch, non-reflective optical glass from TCI. The glass is
tilted back at the top from perpendicular by 10 degrees. Throw from the
projector to the projection screen is 23 feet.
The screening room is outfitted with an A.V.E. 35mm Transportable projector,
a Christie AW3 platter, a Christie Film Cleaner, and a Dolby CP50 cinema
processor. To the left of the CP50 is a variable power supply for
the exciter lamp. Not well seen below the CP50 is a stereo amplifier.
Shown is the film path for the A.V.E. projector. The projector was
thought to be made by the Shinkyo Electric Company in Japan back in the
1960s. As can be seen in this picture, there is a lot of room in
this portable. It uses standard 70.6mm barrel projection lenses.
The film soundtrack is read by a monaural solar cell in conjunction with
a BXB exciter lamp.
This picture shows the Christie MUT in place as a film print is being
built on the platter system.
The portable projector on a cart allows for placement of the MUT in
close proximity to the platter.
This is the rewind bench, shown with a pair of Moviola rewinds and
a light box. Behind the mounted split reel is a 2-gang Moviola synchronizer.
Shelves are provided for film storage and the temporary placement of
The MUT, when not in use, fits nicely in a side closet.
Special thanks to Mitchell Cope for the pics.