These pictures were taken in the summer of 1982 just before and just
after the platters were installed. The drive-in was demolished in 1990
to become a flood control lake.
Here is the booth back when it still was a changeover booth. Century
DAW2 projectors on R3 soundheads, and Strong Futura II carbon arc lamphouses.
The booth in July 1982, after the platter was installed. The platter
is a Norelco Rotomatic with the removeable microswitch brains. The xenon
lamphouse is a Strong X-60B with a 4500 watt bulb.
A closer view of the platter brain. Yes, that is 'Fast Times at Ridgemont
Another picture of the full booth.
The booth as seen from the bathroom stall. You can see the top of the
huge Altec transmitting-tube amp rack just above the rewinder. The booth
went to AM radio sound in 1986.
Another angle, here you can see the motors and take-up controller of
the Norelco platter.
Another wide shot with a bit better lighting.
Another shot of the lamphouse, projector, and platter.
Special thanks to Aaron Sisemore for the pics.