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Ry Russell talks about the things he has to do to convert it to digital at the Saco Drive-In
Date: 2/14/2013 Album ID: 1610777
Photos by Gordon Chibroski
Ry Russell, who runs the Saco Drive-In tells his story of the old drive-in and the things he has to do to convert it to digital.
Gordon Chibroski / Staff Photographer: On Tuesday, February 12, 2013, Ry Russell, who runs the Saco Drive-In tells his story of the old drive-in and the things he has to do to convert it to digital. Here, dozens of short films and cartoons, that are usually shown before the main feature, sit on a work bench. The conversion to digital will change the work flow considerably, but will cost about $90,000, according to Russell.
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Gordon Chibroski / Staff Photographer: On Tuesday, February 12, 2013, Ry Russell, who runs the Saco Drive-In tells his story of the old drive-in and the things he has to do to convert it to digital. Here is a detail of old short celluloid films that usually run before the main feature.
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Gordon Chibroski / Staff Photographer: On Tuesday, February 12, 2013, Ry Russell, who runs the Saco Drive-In tells his story of the old drive-in and the things he has to do to convert it to digital. This is the old film projector that has to be replaced with a digital projector at the cost of about $90,000, including the cost of refurbishng the building to the specs needed for a safe environment for the new equipment, according to Russell.
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Gordon Chibroski / Staff Photographer: On Tuesday, February 12, 2013, Ry Russell, who runs the Saco Drive-In tells his story of the old drive-in and the things he has to do to convert it to digital. This is one of the windows that the projector projects the movies. Because of the delicate nature of the digital projector and complementory accessories the opening has to be sealed and the building refurbished to contain a dry, warm and protective environment, according to Russell.
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Gordon Chibroski / Staff Photographer: On Tuesday, February 12, 2013, Ry Russell, who runs the Saco Drive-In tells his story of the old drive-in and the things he has to do to convert it to digital. This is one of the windows that the projector projects the movies. Because of the delicate nature of the digital projector and complementory accessories the opening has to be sealed and the building refurbished to contain a dry, warm and protective environment, according to Russell. He is trying to raise money from the community to help with the high costs of conversion.
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