Re: Demise of Rep Theater article

From: Tripod Depot (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Feb 19 2008 - 20:07:19 PST

What do you need theatre for? Go to the movies and call it "theater".
What do you need theater for. Buy a TV and have a "Tv dinner".
And don't forget your Pepsi; it's cheaper than Château Latour and you'll save on corkscrews.
So long as you still trust in gGod and can read a $1 bill from the beginning on.
Be rEal.

tripod depot
  ----- Original Message -----
  From: Regina Muff
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  Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2008 7:47 PM
  Subject: Re: Demise of Rep Theater article

  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 -0800
    From: email suppressed
    Subject: Demise of Rep Theater article
    To: email suppressed

    The following link was posted by Jeff Kreines on the AMIA listserv.
    Quote 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."


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