Re: Demise of Rep Theater article

From: Regina Muff (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Feb 19 2008 - 16:47:49 PST

thanks! what's the AMIA listserv?
btw there seems to be growing research in . . call it aura studies - walter benjamin, cinema, politics

Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2008 11:48:37 -0800From: (address suppressed): Demise of Rep Theater articleTo: (address suppressed) following link was posted by Jeff Kreines on the AMIA listserv. from article:"It's very difficult at this time," Meyer said. "But I have hope that in a couple of years, when digital becomes more available, we might be able to do it. With film, there are $150 shipping costs, and I have to pay a projectionist $16 an hour to work from noon to 11. Digital would reduce the cost and make it feasible."
"With digital," Lavine said, "the studio could send you a transmission - or a DVD for 41 cents shipping instead of $150. You want a business model? Throw out your projectors and invest in the best video projection you can get. You could even play store-bought DVDs, if you contact the right holder. You could charge five or six dollars admission instead of 10. And you might be able, if you're personable enough, to play this stuff at a very reduced rate. Run the Universal logo on-screen as people come in. Sell DVDs in the lobby. There are creative ways. Exhibitors can either go to bed angry or wake up and change, because this is what it is."-Alain-- 40 FRAMESAlain LeTourneauPamela Minty425 SE 3rd #400Portland, OR 97214United States+1 503 231 6548info(at)40frames(dot)org
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