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Old Theatre Screens 16 Mar 2012 15:20 #38064

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Our theatre was updated in 2000. Last week when cleaning back stage I found the old Screen folded up. Is there a market out there for used screens?
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Re: Old Theatre Screens 18 Mar 2012 23:16 #38082

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jncwalker wrote:
Our theatre was updated in 2000. Last week when cleaning back stage I found the old Screen folded up. Is there a market out there for used screens?

My hunch would be, "No".

The obvious first question would be, "If the screen is any good, why aren't you still using it?" Beyond that, a folded screen would be difficult, if not impossible to get flat again. Overall condition, dirt accumulation and shipping would be other factors that would go against the screen being worthwhile for someone else.

The theatre I grew up working at had a shed in the back yard, containing a speaker with no cone, a folded screen and several pieces of rusted-out projection gear. All of it was useless and should have been tossed probably 30 years ago, yet there it sat. Sentiment, I guess.

In the big picture, new screens aren't all that expensive. Yours probably should have been disposed of when it was replaced, IMHO.
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Re: Old Theatre Screens 18 Mar 2012 23:57 #38083

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rodeojack wrote:
jncwalker wrote:
Our theatre was updated in 2000. Last week when cleaning back stage I found the old Screen folded up. Is there a market out there for used screens?

My hunch would be, "No".

The obvious first question would be, "If the screen is any good, why aren't you still using it?" Beyond that, a folded screen would be difficult, if not impossible to get flat again. Overall condition, dirt accumulation and shipping would be other factors that would go against the screen being worthwhile for someone else.

The theatre I grew up working at had a shed in the back yard, containing a speaker with no cone, a folded screen and several pieces of rusted-out projection gear. All of it was useless and should have been tossed probably 30 years ago, yet there it sat. Sentiment, I guess.

In the big picture, new screens aren't all that expensive. Yours probably should have been disposed of when it was replaced, IMHO.

agree 100%
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