Lincoln Park, Chicago Illinois
7-28-89 to 7-30-89
View Of Projection Booth Built to house the equipment in case of rain.
Located about 75 yards in front of the high rise apartments.
Behind The 30' X 70' Technikote Screen. Massive scaffold towers erected
by a specialty contractor at a cost of almost $15,000.00. This all had
to be approved by the City Of Chicago before it could be erected. There
are 5 - JBL 4675 Speakers up there. Screen frame is by Mulone and Sons.
Front 1/4 view of the screen showing the 10 Intersonics Servo Drive
SDL-5 Subwoofers. These extremely powerful subwoofers were to become very
annoying to several of the residents of the high rises shown in the first
picture. Several racks of BGW 750E power amps were supplied by Rent-Com,
as were the JBL 4612's used as surround speakers.
Full front view of the 30' X 70' screen showing the Intersonics subwoofers.
A view of the Norelco AA-2,(Originaly from a theater in Boston, probably
the Mayflower). The lamphouse was a souped up 4KW Christie with a Kniesley
Xenex-2 reflector and added cooling. Power was supplied by a Forces Inc.,
800 amp diesel-silenced generator.
The only existing 70mm print of "Days Of Heavan" was procured through
Films Inc. for the Sunday event. Color was still very good, but evidence
of the very beginning stages of fading were evident. The cinematography
in this film is stunning! A Potts 35/70mm platter system was utilized for
2001 Running on the system. Although it rained for the showing on Saturday
an estimated several hundred people sat through the rain to watch the film.
2001 unspooling from the top deck. In the background is the full 6
channel CP-100 used for the screenings. Lonnie Jennings supplied the then
new transformerless Dolby mag preamp cards for the MPU. The system was
eq'd using a Klark Teknik 1/3 octave analyzer. The pink noise during the
setup of the subwoofers apparently rattled glass on the high rises about
200 yds away causing some concern from several residents that came over
and made themselves known.
The screening of the 35mm print of "Ran" on Friday night was done with
a high speed Simplex X-L. The improvement in light efficiency with this
projector(which is very evident in the picture) allowed the film to be
projected at an extremely high light level with the modified Christie/Kniesley
lamphouse. Water cooling was employed on both the X-L and Norelco projectors.
Also, the screen was masked for the 1.85 aspect ratio of the 35mm film.
2001 on the screen. The rain is evident in the cone of light eminating
from the projector. The rain eventually let up soon after this picture
Cinema Borealis was a project of James Bond and the Randolph street
gallery. With assistance from Mark Gulbrandsen, Rent-Com Inc., Intersonics
Inc., Lonnie Jennings - Dolby Laboratories, JBL, Chicago Sun Times, 3 Penny
Cinema, and the Documentary Film Group at the University Of Chicago.
Thousands of people enjoyed the free showings. Saturdays screening of
2001 was marred by rain but several hundred fans of HAL endured the weather
and sat through the screening anyway.
Special thanks to Mark Gulbrandsen for submitting these pics.
Pics taken by Steve Kraus.