Film-Tech Cinema Systems

Sedona, AZ

A close-up shot of the V5, with its motorized lens turret. The thing above the Dolby reader with three rollers is a "film chopper." It is designed to cut the film in the event of high feed tension (as would happen if a brain wrap were to occur). The theory is that one clean cut through one frame of film is preferably to several feet of mangled polyester. I tested it. It works. I have never seen these in any other theatre.

February 2011 photo from the Scott Norwood collection.

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