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Lumens Question 27 Mar 2014 08:57 #40747

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I am considering buying a BenQ projector that puts out 2700 lumens. I want to use it in my smallest auditorium (37 seats) to play DVDs and BluRays. The screen is 20 feet wide. Is 2700 lumens going to be bright enough?
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Lumens Question 27 Mar 2014 13:20 #40748

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What is the throw?

It would be okay, but it would be far inferior to standard theater forms of projection. We did something similar with a throw of 33 feet. We only used this type of projection for birthday parties on Saturday mornings. They usually played video games or brought their own movies. It was not a significant money maker.

I would never use this type of system for regular showings trying to charge my regular ticket prices. Unless I was some type of arthouse/independent theater. Those type of theaters do seem to get away with this type of practice.

Is it getting that hard to find movies to play on film that you would want to resort to this type of projection?

What type of movies are you thinking about playing? Just released onto home video? Older titles?
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Lumens Question 27 Mar 2014 22:38 #40749

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Yes Jack,it is getting hard to find movies on film. My booker tried to get me several movies including Son Of God and Noah and was told there were no film prints made. I would be playing classic stuff such as "John Wayne Film Festivals" or "Great Hollywood Musicals", etc.
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Lumens Question 28 Mar 2014 12:21 #40750

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I really doubt if those type of movies will generate enough to make it worth your while.

Instead put that money toward your deposit for a DCP projector. I have seen the deals through Scrabble were you only need $6-7,000 down to get a digital projector assuming you can afford $600-$700 a month payment.

Did I see on FT that your screen is only 8' x 12'? Any way you can get a bigger screen in there?
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Lumens Question 29 Mar 2014 15:11 #40751

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That's the small (37 seats) auditorium Jack. The large auditorium has a 22 foot screen.
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Lumens Question 29 Mar 2014 18:47 #40752

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I understand Bob. A 12' screen is pretty darn small no matter the size of the room except in arthouse/independent theaters. I also think that 22' is pretty small in all but smaller rooms.

Or put it another way: if you were designing a theater from scratch, a 12' screen would not be in many people's plans.
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Lumens Question 29 Mar 2014 19:15 #40753

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The large auditorium has 137 seats. They were carved out of a 1940 single screener.
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Lumens Question 31 Mar 2014 13:33 #40754

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My screens are similar sized to Bob's and it's fine. Yes, it wouldn't be in most people's plans for a new build, but it's kept our historic theater in business. One bonus of a big old theater-- our ceilings are so high we've been able to build stadium style seats in each theater. We have 3 screens, one big screen (small by normal standards) and 2 little screens. I'm happy with our setup.

I do consider myself a legit first-run theater, so I do my best to compete with the big guys. The digital projectors were a solid and necessary investment for me. Bob, I hope you are able to incorporate digital soon so you can continue on in this business. Losing 35mm is weird emotionally when you have so many years with it, but on the bright side, you'll have so much time on your hands with the digital equipment that you can really focus on the marketing side of the business which I know you really believe in. :)
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Lumens Question 05 Apr 2014 15:02 #40767

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I use 4500 lums for a 20' x 11' screen. Would not go any lower than 4000
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Lumens Question 16 Apr 2014 15:14 #40797

Your booker is incorrect. Fox did make some (limited) prints of Son Of God.
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Lumens Question 18 Apr 2014 14:58 #40802

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michaelspaeth wrote:
Your booker is incorrect. Fox did make some (limited) prints of Son Of God.

Bob, did you question your booker on this?

Also saw you posted in Facebook that you may not be open at the end of May. Prospect of closing then? Or trying to stimulate better attendance?
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Lumens Question 18 Apr 2014 15:17 #40803

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rufusjack wrote:
michaelspaeth wrote:
Your booker is incorrect. Fox did make some (limited) prints of Son Of God.

Bob, did you question your booker on this?

Also saw you posted in Facebook that you may not be open at the end of May. Prospect of closing then? Or trying to stimulate better attendance?

My son may have posted that. I'm going to keep this place open as long as I can.

Bob
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Lumens Question 18 Apr 2014 15:18 #40804

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rufusjack wrote:
michaelspaeth wrote:
Your booker is incorrect. Fox did make some (limited) prints of Son Of God.

Bob, did you question your booker on this?

Also saw you posted in Facebook that you may not be open at the end of May. Prospect of closing then? Or trying to stimulate better attendance?

I'll do that right now Jack. Thanks.

Bob
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