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Re: [firefly-39] CSTS Chicago Goes Digital

From: Man of Mystery & W.
Sent on: Saturday, July 17, 2010 4:42 AM
I tried to buy an advanced ticket and I do not think it worked.  Is there a way you can check.  I definitely want to go to the pre-party

Jeff Gerhardt

From: MaryQue <[address removed]>
To: [address removed]
Sent: Fri, July 16,[masked]:30:05 PM
Subject: [firefly-39] CSTS Chicago Goes Digital

Hey, gang, just wanted to let everyone know about an exciting new development for this year's Can't Stop the Serenity screening!

Our theater has new digital projection equipment this year and several of us on the planning committee went down to the theater last weekend to test it out. I personally am a fan of 35mm, so I was pretty skeptical, especially after a similar test last year yielded less than spectacular results. We've been very fortunate with the 35mm prints for our past shows; apart from the expected wear at the end of each reel (and the once we got the "Doom" trailer spliced on the beginning of the first reel!), the quality has typically been pretty good, so I wasn't exactly champing at the bit to make this change.

However, after seeing some sample scenes using the new equipment, I have to say that it looks pretty fabulous, very bright and sharp, and the sound also seemed to be an improvement over the film we used last year. Even just plain ol' garden-variety DVD looked great, and we plan on bringing in Blu-ray for the event for even better resolution.

Slightly off-topic, but I also wanted to mention that this year's show may wind up running a bit longer than usual -- we have a lot of fun stuff planned for the evening! If you're taking public transportation to the theater, you might want to keep that in mind, and plan accordingly.

See you at the show!

Mary & Laura
Co-organizers, CSTS Chicago 2010

P.S. There are still some pre-show mini-shindig tickets available - get yours now before they sell out!

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