Film-Tech Cinema Systems

Irvine, California

The dual lamphouses on each machine. We run Christie CXL 16 bulbs and after 13 years the 35mm machines have just passed 875 hours. The highest hours on the 16mm is machine #2 with around 105 hours. The 35mm lamps run at 70-75 amps and have the external exhaust and the 16mms run at around 65 amps. The booth exhaust in this room is part of the facility HVAC and it has shut down on me during screenings, and as a result the #2 35mm reflector is badly damaged. The University is still arguing about who’s gonna pay for the replacement.

August 2010 photo from the Tony Bandiera Jr collection.

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