March 2009 Meeting

SMPTE Philadelphia Section Meeting Notice
Guests and Non-members Welcome

March 10, 2009

Presentation: Boscovs Auditorium at Neshaminy Mall, Bensalem, PA
Tour: AMC Theaters at Neshaminy Mall

James C. Lien, CTS
Northeastern Regional Sales Manager, Control Room Solutions, CHRISTIE


The Digital Evolution of the Theatre Industry

Mr. Hays discussed the process occurring within the theatre industry as it moves from the analog world into the digital age. Digital conversion of the theatre industry is in its infancy, with less than 5% of the 35mm film projectors having been converted to Digital projection systems. After the presentation in Boscov’s Auditorium, we visited the adjacent AMC Theater complex, where we looked at digitally-projected pre-show systems, a RealD digital 3D projection system, and a two-projector digital IMAX system. We also saw how standard 35mm film projection is currently done.

Stan Hays, Senior Manager, Business Development, Christie Digital
Mr. Hays has project-managed hundreds of major structured network installations in office buildings, hotels, hospitals, network operations centers and theatres over the past two decades. He has served as program manager over various national rollouts in structured network and technical systems installations over the past five years. He created the Technical Systems Installation (TSI) arm of Christie Digital’s Managed Services group in 2006. He managed the TSI group during the installation of nearly 4000 D-cinema systems, 3000 digital pre-show systems, and over 3000 various digital signage screens since its inception.

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