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Digital Deals 12 Oct 2013 04:37 #40352

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To those of you who have already gone digital: I am taking over the operation of a twin. The theatre is 35mm equipped. My booker tells me I can run film for about a year. So I want to start looking for a good deal on the best equipment (new or used). I would like to hear your ideas. I'm looking to convert only one auditorium as I will move the 35mm to the other auditorium for retro stuff. Thanks for your help.
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Digital Deals 12 Oct 2013 16:01 #40353

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It all depends , what size screen and throw you have ...
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Digital Deals 12 Oct 2013 16:47 #40354

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I'm not so sure you'll be able to keep your retro screen filled with 35mm. It seems almost every time I book a retro movie I'm told that I must use a Blu-Ray or a DVD.

Then again, you can get a projector that will show DVDs and Blu-Rays for a couple thousand dollars, but it won't be the quality of digital.
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Digital Deals 12 Oct 2013 18:33 #40355

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slapintheface wrote:
It all depends , what size screen and throw you have ...

It's a 23' screen in a 132 seat house so the throw is not very long (I haven't measured it yet).
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Digital Deals 12 Oct 2013 18:35 #40356

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RoxyVaudeville wrote:
I'm not so sure you'll be able to keep your retro screen filled with 35mm. It seems almost every time I book a retro movie I'm told that I must use a Blu-Ray or a DVD.

Then again, you can get a projector that will show DVDs and Blu-Rays for a couple thousand dollars, but it won't be the quality of digital.

DVD or Blu-Rays would work for me if my booker is wrong. I don't believe the public would notice any difference.
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Digital Deals 14 Oct 2013 23:00 #40357

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you can buy very very good video projectors for a pittance... look on ebay and buy the best for not very much. And sad to say.... no one will notice.
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