Malling is a village with about 4.500 inhabitants - 14 km south of
Aarhus -next largest city of Denmark, population about 300.000 - watching
their films in one 9-screener, one 5'er and a 4-screen arthouse.
CinemaxX to spoil the peace next autumn with new 8-plex - May it be as
short-lived as the german's last attempt: a Brand new 8-plex in Odense,
running for7 months before giving up !!
The Victoria sits in former consession-stand - No room for nothing
- Very special set-up - but it works, even though my 250 pound doesn't
fit very well in there.
Screen 2, Cinemeccanica Victoria 9 projector with Cinemec CX 900 lamphouse
This setup is a bit speciel - CP 65, DTS 6D, QSC amps, Kinoton ST 200E
platter and Cinemeccanica 2x4000 spool tower.
Auditorium #2 - To be renovated next summer.
39 seats only, but good for weird stuff and longrunners, though.
Screen width 3.5 meters for 1:85 and Scope, -topmasking moveable.
Screen 1 "The Big One !"
(Photos taken summer 2001)
Just renovated with new seating, paintwork (black roof - former white,
that works !!), carpet, curtain, light ---All! Not much - but quite
cosy, I thínk.
Facade 1992 - Warming up to local premiere on HOOK - first film in
70mm after installing Dolby sound.
Danish shipping reels and boxes: The 70mm is Baraka, -the beer the
Local Luxury brew CERES ROYAL.
Downtown Malling on a very busy day
Local "Beethoven" premiere with Saint Bernard get-together. -Sofus
had invited his whole family, so 23 of those big drawling monsters entered
the cinema after having caused a tiny traffic-jam outside, when the dogs
lined up on the pavement. Two (lady) drivers, going opposite ways, (both
claimed to have been blinded from the sun) looked too much on the doggies,
and met on the centerline. -Boom ! No dogs harmed, but the ladies
met in the same hospital-room later the same afternoon, now having all
the time in the world to discuss traffic rules...
Screen, projector 1. Sorry for those PTR rolls. -No Kelmar dealer round
here, and the famous Mr Gulbrandsen, who kindly would sell me one as soon
as he got back from the Winter-Olympics, obviously froze onto the ice out
there and never got home. So, I'm still no removing the dirt, -just moving
it...! Funny, so small the DP can look, whne sitting directly on
the floor, without boxes and with the smallest light on earth. -But those
two old beauties have been serving me loyal now since november 1974 - the
last ten years, thanks to Herr Mueller of Kinoton, Hamburg, who still is
not just willing to spend the time servicing, but also still master the
art of getting spare parts for the oldies.
Screen 2 - The coke rack.
Sofus the Second - just a bit under 200 pounds - guarding danish standard
shipping boxes - each holding 2 reel of 1800 meter (5.400 feet) film. The
orange box is danish "Kinobox", the grey one is the italian "Speers Cinebox".
Booth screen 1 - Here I live. The DPs (my present for myself on my
22nd birthday) moved in for "Where Eagles Dare" 70mm reissue, november
21st, 1974 together with danish Bang & Olufsen ToddAO 6-ch tube panel.
Projector and sound gear coming from demolished Palladium Cinema of Copenhagen.
- In Malling replacing two Bauer B5 with Microtechnica Arc lamps.
These pictures I took, visiting the theatre summer 1975. -Thats Ten
Commandments on top of the ST270 and My Fair Lady in 70mm underneath.
"Our department in Copenhagen" - Tre Falke Bio - on lease from july,1st
1980 and ten months - then broke !!! Denmarks greatest single
screener (ask Thomas Hauerslev); 976 seats, purpose-build ToddAO place:
2 DP 70 with Zeiss Ikon 6500 watt xenon - During my time running almost
every 70mm print available.
Special thanks to Per Hauberg for the pics.