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Paul P. Meyers
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From: Detroit, MI
Registered: Aug 2003


 - posted December 14, 2003 12:58 PM      Profile for Paul P. Meyers   Email Paul P. Meyers         Edit/Delete Post 
Since this forumn has covered the smallest, largest, most unusual, most abandoned, and favoritest cinemas, how about something else. Imaginary cinemas! Has anyone here made a theatre out of LEGOS as this individual has?
Or how about a snow theatre for those out in hinterlands (Wisconsin for example)
Or a sand theatre for those out in sunny Cali?
Or since it is the Christmas season, a ginger bread cinema?
Or anything else, (unwound film spilt on a projection booth floor, for example)
If you have gone crazy and attempted making a cinema out of mashed potatoes please don't reply. Or if you know of any imaginary home made theatres.

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Joe Redifer
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From: Denver, CO
Registered: May 2003


 - posted December 14, 2003 05:23 PM      Profile for Joe Redifer   Author's Homepage   Email Joe Redifer         Edit/Delete Post 
There is a member on Film-Tech who seriously envisioned building a projector out of Legos.

Another Film-Tech forum member who goes by the name of Nate Lehrke envisioned a 100-plex theater with tons of moving sidewalks and a giant room above the concession stand dedicated to popping popcorn. This room, of course, only has a 5 foot high ceiling and is run completely by midgets. Naturally all of the midgets scurry around at a high rate of speed, shovelling the popcorn into the funnels which lead to the concession stands. There were more fun details to his theater, but I forget what they were.

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Daniel Fuentz
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 - posted December 14, 2003 07:10 PM      Profile for Daniel Fuentz   Email Daniel Fuentz         Edit/Delete Post 
A 100 plex would be awesome! You could have like 50 screens playing "Glitter", 25 playing "Gigli" and another 25 playing "Honey"!! That would be awesome! [Big Grin] [Wink] [Razz] [Rolling on Floor Laughing]

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Rachel Gilardi
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 - posted December 15, 2003 08:39 AM      Profile for Rachel Gilardi   Email Rachel Gilardi         Edit/Delete Post 
Hey, Honey wasn't bad!

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Jim Rankin
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From: Milwaukee, WI
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 - posted December 15, 2003 10:35 AM      Profile for Jim Rankin   Email Jim Rankin         Edit/Delete Post 
This thread appears to be somewhat tongue-in-cheek, but on the off chance that some of you are seriously interested in serious minature or model theatres, the Theatre Historical Society has numerous examples of them, including photos in some of their issues of their MARQUEE magazine as well as their NEWSLETTER. One, by Bill Savoy of the famous New York city ROXY, is about 3-feet high and in full detail of ornamentation, working draperies and lifting/revolving stage and orchestra pit, plus many circuits of lighting; quite a miracle of detail to behold. Status unknown. And if any of you can get to their Museum of the American Movie Palace at their HQ out in Elmhurst Illinois (about 15 miles west of Chicago), you will see perhaps the largest theatre model in existance of the auditorium of the former AVALON in Chicago (last called the NEW REGAL, but now closed even after full restoration) and can even sit in the seats in the model and view videos about theatres on its draped stage. You will have to imagine the former stars and clouds ('atmospheric') ceiling overhead, but otherwise it will be the highlight of your visit to the other museum exhibits. View their web site for details: www.HistoricTheatres.org

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Scott Norwood
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 - posted December 15, 2003 12:47 PM      Profile for Scott Norwood   Author's Homepage   Email Scott Norwood         Edit/Delete Post 
When do we get to see the 100-plex interlocking video, Joe?

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