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New page with our theater

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Mike Brantley, Jun 24, 2001.

  1. Mike Brantley

    Mike Brantley Stunt Coordinator

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    Not too much has changed in our screening room since I posted pictures a couple of months ago, although I did add a lighted exit sign. Meanwhile, I set up a more proper page to display the pictures and tell a little about our theater.
    In the two or three months since the room has been fully operational, we have watched a ton of movies! A dedicated home theater sure is a worthwhile investment.
    Still to do... purchase and install a popcorn machine and refrigerator for the concession area in the outer den, as well as run sound connections between the 16mm projectors and the AV system. Also hope to devise a screen masking system for letterboxed movies.
    Thanks for looking, and thanks for all the past tips and for the looks at your theaters. It's great to see what others are doing, and I've provided some links out at the bottom of my page.
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    Mike Brantley
    Our Theater:
    Mike & Cheryl's Screening Room
    My Super-8 Filmmaking Site: http://www.super8filmmaking.com
     
  2. Mike Brantley

    Mike Brantley Stunt Coordinator

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    Avery C Auditioning

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    Hello;
    Very nice home theater. I really like your collection, you have put some ideas into my head.
    Thanks!
    -Avery
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  4. Mike Brantley

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    thxavery... very clever! I just watched an old Tex Avery wartime cartoon on my big screen. :)
    I like your theater, also. Judging by your posters, we have very similar tastes in movies. I am intrigued by your screen masking sysyem. Is this something you devised yourself?
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    thats fantastic. It really sets the mood w/ the movie theme, etc. good job
     
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    Ron-P Producer

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    Mike, great looking HT [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. Avery C

    Avery C Auditioning

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    Mike, glad you liked my theater.
    The screen masking system was the only thing I could think of that would work the way I wanted it to. It may not be that visible in my pictures but the screen is laced to a wood frame. Two strips of black Velcro run down the length of the frame. The two masking panels are very light pieces of black coroplast(plastic) with Velcro tabs on the sides. They hook very easy to any aspect ratio. I used two inch wide black hockey tape to cover the coroplast to black them out even more(works great).
    Avery
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    Mike,
    What can I say? Love your theater and your web page. Where do you get your posters and frames?
    Bill
     
  10. Mike Brantley

    Mike Brantley Stunt Coordinator

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    Avery,
    Your screen masking system seems simple and direct enough that I will probably implement something very similar soon after I return from a long work-related trip to Pasadena next month. Won't have much time to start any new projects before that -- although I plan to get plenty of movie time in before I leave.
    Bill,
    The large one-sheet movie posters (27x40) cost $25 each and were purchased at Suncoast Motion Picture Co. in the local mall. Suncoast is affiliated with Sam Goody, I think, so those stores probably have them as well. I need some more, and the store doesn't have any but will order them for me. This is the cheapest price I've seen for decent-looking poster frames.
    The other poster frames that are 24x36 come from here and there -- you know, Wal-Mart, K mart, etc.
    The more custom sizes, such as the 14x22 original Benton window cards, were put together from framing kits. There is a crafts chain store called Michael's here that sells the kits for the frames, and I buy the glass from Home Depot. Don't buy glass at Michael's or framing shops! It's too expensive there.
    Among the places I've bought movie posters are...
    http://www.ebay.com http://www.memomine.com http://www.123posters.com http://www.movieposters.com http://www.moviegoods.com http://www.pixposters.com
    Some of my posters are originals, but many are reprints. I have several more that I will hang along the stairs going down to the theater and den level, but I need more frames first.
    Happy poster shopping!
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    Mike Brantley
    Our Theater:
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    My Super-8 Filmmaking Site:
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