The Rick Shamel
Overall view of the projection room showing two Century model C projectors
with carbon arc lamp houses and kelmar film cleaners. Sound rack is to
the left on the photo. Movie screen is visible where is is stored on a
porch (on other side of glass wall). And..... no setup would be complete
without a popcorn machine (sitting in rewind table in this photo). Projector
vents lead up to a metal box (out of view) with a fan to then force fumes
out of a skylight seen in a later photo.
Overall view showing the two Century model C projectors. Brick floor
is protected by plywood which was then covered with hardboard. One of the
lamp rectifiers is visible between the rewind table and one of the projectors.
Close up view of the film path for projector #2.
Photo of sound rack. From the top down there is a power controller
with pull out rack illumination lamps, a Smart Theatre SR300 Stereo optical
decoder. A smart theatre 3 channel equalizer, 3 1-U high audio processors
(stored in this rack but not part of the audio processing), 5 disk CD player
(for pre/post movie music), Power amp for booth monitors. Red "Emergency
Off" button, two exciter power supplies (home built), and two Smart Theatre
TA240 power amps for the outdoor speakers. "Dolby Digital" sign is for
Daytime photo taken from behind projector #2 looking out into the yard.
The screen and the front three speakers can be seen.
Shows the screen (12 feet wide by 6 feet 6 inches high) and the speaker
arrangement for the front 3 speakers. Flat rocks in lawn hold the speaker
wires in place for the show.
Photo taken from behind the screen looking back toward the "projection
booth". The projectors use the windows just to the left and right
of the surround speaker seen on the porch deck. Obviously movie watching
is restricted to nighttime and no rain and up to a very gentle breeze.
Projectors vent out of the open skylight on the roof.
Special thanks to Rick Shamel for the pics.