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70MM HATEFUL EIGHT ENGAGEMENTS FROM THE FILM-TECH GROUP
Texas

The 7 sites Film-Tech oversaw: Cinemark West Plano, AMC Gulf Pointe, Edwards Greenway, Santikos Palladium, Cinemark Pflugerville, AMC Parks and AMC Northpark



CINEMARK WEST PLANO - This is the alternate Weinstein projection system for 70mm Hateful Eight.



CINEMARK WEST PLANO - A Film-Tech Safety Ring, custom large diameter 70mm center ring and a Kelmar film cleaner running FilmGuard was added to the system.



CINEMARK WEST PLANO - Cinemeccanica V8 projector with dts70 reader. The green Christie platter roller you see on the projector was a temporary MacGyver hack and was to enable us to run the QC, as without it, the film would have gotten scratched.



CINEMARK WEST PLANO - A roller from a Century JJ had to be added here to control the loop slapping of the 70mm polyester base film to prevent scratching.



CINEMARK WEST PLANO - Projected Ultra Panavision 70mm target.



CINEMARK WEST PLANO - Lead operator Emma Tomiak posing with the Cinemeccanica V8 projector. Dan Lyons was the backup operator at this site.



CINEMARK WEST PLANO - Lead operator Emma Tomiak posing with the 70mm Hateful Eight print. Dan Lyons was the backup operator at this site.



CINEMARK WEST PLANO - Lead operator Emma Tomiak posing with the 70mm Hateful Eight print. Dan Lyons was the backup operator at this site.



AMC GULF POINTE - Typical Weinstein projection system for 70mm Hateful Eight. This like most of the systems used a Christie SLC lamphouse.



AMC GULF POINTE - A Film-Tech Safety Ring, custom large diameter 70mm center ring and a Kelmar film cleaner running FilmGuard was added to the system.



AMC GULF POINTE - Century JJ projector with dts70 reader.



AMC GULF POINTE - The front bypass rollers were ignored and a direct path through the soundhead was used on all of the Film-Tech sites in Texas to eliminate the greater possibility of a misthread when using the external rollers.



AMC GULF POINTE - Projected Ultra Panavision 70mm target.



AMC GULF POINTE - Lead projectionist Bill Martin



AMC GULF POINTE - Backup projectionist Aaron Sisemore



EDWARDS GREENWAY - Typical Weinstein projection system for 70mm Hateful Eight.



EDWARDS GREENWAY - Century JJ projector with dts70 reader and a Christie SLC lamphouse.



EDWARDS GREENWAY - A Film-Tech Safety Ring, custom large diameter 70mm center ring and a Kelmar film cleaner running FilmGuard was added to the system.



EDWARDS GREENWAY - Wide shot of the system.



EDWARDS GREENWAY - Auditorium with projected Ultra Panavision 70mm target.



EDWARDS GREENWAY - Lead projectionist Eric Richard.



EDWARDS GREENWAY - Backup projectionist Tyler Mann. Not pictured here is the second backup projectionist, Aaron Sisemore (seen in the AMC Gulf Pointe pictures).



SANTIKOS PALLADIUM - Typical Weinstein projection system for 70mm Hateful Eight, except for the change in lamphouse from Christie to Strong.



SANTIKOS PALLADIUM - A Film-Tech Safety Ring, custom large diameter 70mm center ring and a Kelmar film cleaner running FilmGuard was added to the system.



SANTIKOS PALLADIUM - The booth was a little cramped, but due to the space to the left of the sound rack, it all fit without blocking the entryway.



SANTIKOS PALLADIUM - The sound system.



SANTIKOS PALLADIUM - Century JJ projector with dts70 reader on a Strong Highlight II console.



SANTIKOS PALLADIUM - Closeup of the Century JJ projector head with dts70 reader.



SANTIKOS PALLADIUM - The auditorium



SANTIKOS PALLADIUM - Projected Ultra Panavision 70mm target.



SANTIKOS PALLADIUM - Lead projectionist Paul Hemme (middle) with backup projectionists Tim Walls (left) and Manny Knowles (right) show their dedication to the project with a 2.76 ratio photo.



SANTIKOS PALLADIUM - Lead projectionist Paul Hemme with backup projectionist Manny Knowles apparently up to no good judging by the expression on Tim Walls' face.



SANTIKOS PALLADIUM - Backup projectionist Tyler Mann.



SANTIKOS PALLADIUM - Here Tyler Mann shows off the massive size of a 70mm reel.



SANTIKOS PALLADIUM - Not to be outdone, Paul Hemme shows Tyler what a REAL 70mm reel looks like.



CINEMARK PFLUGERVILLE - Typical Weinstein projection system for 70mm Hateful Eight, except for the change in lamphouse from Christie to Strong.



CINEMARK PFLUGERVILLE - A Film-Tech Safety Ring, custom large diameter 70mm center ring and a Kelmar film cleaner running FilmGuard was added to the system.



CINEMARK PFLUGERVILLE - This was the one install in Texas where the digital projector was pushed aside (behind the sound rack) to show Hateful Eight in 70mm.



CINEMARK PFLUGERVILLE - The film path of the Christie AW3 platter.



CINEMARK PFLUGERVILLE - The Century JJ projector



CINEMARK PFLUGERVILLE - The first show loaded up and ready for wet gate projection with FilmGuard.



CINEMARK PFLUGERVILLE - The 70mm print of Hateful Eight



CINEMARK PFLUGERVILLE - A shot of the crowd during a show of the Hateful Eight in 70mm.



CINEMARK PFLUGERVILLE - Projected Ultra Panavision 70mm target.



CINEMARK PFLUGERVILLE - Lead projectionist Jonathan Froes ran every performance of this engagement. His available backup was Tyler Mann.



AMC PARKS - Typical Weinstein projection system for 70mm Hateful Eight.



AMC PARKS - A Film-Tech Safety Ring, custom large diameter 70mm center ring and a Kelmar film cleaner running FilmGuard was added to the system.



AMC PARKS - A Sony projector sits in between the Christie AW3 platter and Christie SLC lamphouse.



AMC PARKS - The Century JJ projector with dts70 reader.



AMC PARKS - Film path over the Sony digital projector and around the front for takeup.



AMC PARKS - Lead projectionist Jeremy Spracklen ran every performance of this enagement. His available backups were Brad Miller and Dan Lyons.



AMC NORTHPARK - Typical Weinstein projection system for 70mm Hateful Eight.



AMC NORTHPARK - A Film-Tech Safety Ring, custom large diameter 70mm center ring and a Kelmar film cleaner running FilmGuard was added to the system.



AMC NORTHPARK - The Century JJ projector with dts70 reader on a Christie SLC lamphouse.



AMC NORTHPARK - Auditorium with projected Ultra Panavision 70mm target.



AMC NORTHPARK - The auditorium. Who is that up front?



AMC NORTHPARK - That's Demian Bichir who played Bob the Mexican. He came by to welcome everyone to the show!



AMC NORTHPARK - Lead projectionist Brad Miller (left) with backup projectionist Dan Lyons (right). Brad Miller and Dan Lyons also handled the final tech setup checks with adjustments as needed to each of the installs, QC runs, staffing and training of all the Texas sites for Hateful Eight in 70mm.


Photos from the Brad Miller collection.

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