Here is the large auditorium at the Tiffany Plaza, #6. The smallest
screen was too small to photograph.
Looking into the projection booth. The nearest projector in this
picture is #3, with the furthest being #6.
Where are #1 and #2? Behind the camera... just turn around and
look. See 'em?
Typical setup of the projection equipment, with the platter being on
the operators side and the soundracks being even further to the right of
the platter. You can bang your head on the exhaust tube if you aren't
careful when walking around the non-operator side of the projector and
lamphouse, as I have done many times, yet I fail to learn.
Lamphouses and automation are ORC, projectors are Christie P35C's with
manual turrets. Everyone loves Christie P35C's. The trash can
behind the lamphouse was supplied by Office Depot. It is used to
collect miscellaneous trash and is usually emptied once every few weeks.
If your timing is good, you can catch an employee with the trash right
before it goes into the dumpster just in case you want to sift through
it without having to enter the booth.
A grainy shot of #6's platter system, a Christie AW3. Notice
the extra takeup arm attached to the wall. This is for midget projectionists
who are easily confused. Securing the tail is a vintage and original
Bevan-Poo! This theater's next order of poo will have to be from
Moving Image Technologies (aka: Bevco Inc.) since Bevan is no longer at
Christie and no one can make poo like Bevan.
A typical sound rack, with Smart processors. This used to be
an AMC theater, and each auditorium used to have digital sound via SDDS,
but AMC removed that when they bailed. Doesn't really matter much
anyway, since SDDS is nearly obsolete now. AMC practically did them
a favor. Unfortunately AMC also removed the Kinoton 35/70mm electronic
projectors from each screen as well as the 15/70 IMAX projectors from 4
of the 6 screens.
Christie AW3 takeup arms are mounted on the troths, supposedly for
interlock. Notice the upper troth has a mark where the roller should
be. I tried really hard, but I simply could not bend the takeup arm
upwards enough to get it to the upper troth marking. It is said that
if you match up the roller and the marking exactly, a secret auditorium
will open up.
Kick Ass pictures provided by Joe Redifer. Joe Redifer kicks
ass. And he will kick your ass if you don't love these pictures.