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CSTS Chicago Goes Digital

From: user 2.
Sent on: Friday, July 16, 2010 10:29 PM
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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