Trying out something new and cool with the kids…
I am beginning the continuation of my Celluloid Shadows project.
I am developing a continuing project documenting theaters that are striving to thrive in the world of the corporate multiplex and the Drexel is a prime example of that. I’d be honored to have the opportunity to photograph the theater during this phase.
Looking forward to making this a tangible thing!
I want to start posting more of my movie theater projects here on my website. We are installing a 70mm projector at my theater. At double the width of regular 35mm film, 70mm film has a resolution of 9.3K. (Compare that to regular 2K digital projection.) 70mm was the most popular for grand films of the 1960s and has gained attention recently with The Master in 2012 and The Hateful Eight later this year.
Today we received a test print of 70mm film. The picture is faded, but in this photo you can compare it to the size of the 35mm film next to it.
“The projectionist is a magician. His main prop is an elaborate, costly machine designed to kid our senses with an illusion of reality.” – Popular Science, 1949.
Every year there are less projectionists and people working in movie projection. My goal is to document these remaining theaters before they are gone forever.
These photos, along with projectionist stories, were originally published in Celluloid Shadows.