1. Sign-up to become a member, and most of the ads you see will disappear. It only takes 30 seconds to sign up, so join the discussion today!
    Dismiss Notice

Kirkorian putting in the largest screen in the USA in my city!

Discussion in 'Movies' started by John Sparks, Jul 3, 2017.

Tags:
  1. John Sparks

    John Sparks Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2001
    Messages:
    2,733
    Likes Received:
    1,389
    Trophy Points:
    4,110
    Location:
    Menifee, CA
    Real Name:
    John Sparks
    That's right, the city I live in, Menifee, CA (just north of Temecula) will be getting the largest screen in the USA put in within the next year and it just received city council approval last night. The average IMAX size is 72' wide x 53' high. The largest IMAX screen is 117 'w x 96' h and that's in Australia. Smaller sizes are 70' w x 44' h.

    The giant screen going up here is ...100' wide x 54' high...making it the largest screen in the USA!
     
  2. Josh Steinberg

    Josh Steinberg Executive Producer
    Reviewer

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2003
    Messages:
    15,469
    Likes Received:
    17,982
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Real Name:
    Josh Steinberg
    Very cool...

    Not to get into a competition, but I'm getting varying measurements on the Lincoln Square IMAX in NYC which is generally considered the largest screen in North America. The IMAX CQO told me a couple years ago that it measured 100' wide by 80' tall.

    It's a great size. Do you know what they're going to use for projection? Will it be an IMAX or Dolby Cinema house? If not, will it use something like Christie's 6P laser projectors?

    For a brief period, my 100' IMAX screen had to use standard DLP digital projectors before they could get the laser system installed, and the DLP wasn't really capable of filling that screen. Hopefully your new theater will get some projection gear to match the size of their screen!
     
  3. John Sparks

    John Sparks Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2001
    Messages:
    2,733
    Likes Received:
    1,389
    Trophy Points:
    4,110
    Location:
    Menifee, CA
    Real Name:
    John Sparks
    I'll try to get that info Josh.
     
    Josh Steinberg likes this.
  4. Josh Steinberg

    Josh Steinberg Executive Producer
    Reviewer

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2003
    Messages:
    15,469
    Likes Received:
    17,982
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Real Name:
    Josh Steinberg
    Assuming it's done right, it's gonna be a thing of beauty!
     
  5. RobertR

    RobertR Executive Producer

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 1998
    Messages:
    10,469
    Likes Received:
    826
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    It's nice to have such options. That's a little more than a half hour's drive from me.
     
  6. SteveJKo

    SteveJKo Second Unit

    Joined:
    May 5, 2005
    Messages:
    445
    Likes Received:
    87
    Trophy Points:
    110
    Nice! Do you know if it will have adjustable masking to correctly show a film in it's proper aspect ratio?
     
  7. John Sparks

    John Sparks Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2001
    Messages:
    2,733
    Likes Received:
    1,389
    Trophy Points:
    4,110
    Location:
    Menifee, CA
    Real Name:
    John Sparks
    Only info I have is the size and the okay to build it.
     
  8. Malcolm R

    Malcolm R Executive Producer

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2002
    Messages:
    17,134
    Likes Received:
    4,043
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Real Name:
    Malcolm
    Which will probably be followed by the largest ticket price in the USA. ;)
     
    Steve...O and John Sparks like this.
  9. RobertR

    RobertR Executive Producer

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 1998
    Messages:
    10,469
    Likes Received:
    826
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    My thanks to John Sparks for his hospitality in showing me his home theater. John, your enthusiasm for movies is great. I loved hearing your stories about having Ray Harryhausen over, and visiting Forest J Ackerman's house. You're a true fan of SF and horror/fantasy! And your friend Don's setup is awesome! How many people have an actual 35 mm film projector! The trailers we watched were so much fun!
     
    Steve...O likes this.

Share This Page