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Osi Osgood
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From: #399R K.O.A. Mountian Home, ID. 83647
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 - posted August 04, 2009 06:11 PM      Profile for Osi Osgood   Author's Homepage   Email Osi Osgood   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
We were watching CBS news tonight and they had a story, at the end of the show, about people going out with they're projectors and doing outdoor film shows.

I was making our nightly salads and didn't catch the whole name, but someone by name of "Young" was doing the show.

Could this be our own "Rob Young" perhaps? If so, I'd love to know.

Great Story!

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Chris Smith
Film Handler

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From: Aston, Pa. USA
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 - posted August 04, 2009 06:33 PM      Profile for Chris Smith   Email Chris Smith   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
That was my friend John Young and his Guerilla Drive-In held in my hometown of West Chester, Pa. John uses an old Eiki 16mm mounted on the sidecar of his BMW cycle. That particular night featured BACK TO THE FUTURE, and the crowd of several hundred watched on the roof of a downtown parking garage. To add to the atmosphere of the event, the real county courthouse clock tower was visible just a few blocks away.

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Winbert Hutahaean
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 - posted August 04, 2009 08:25 PM      Profile for Winbert Hutahaean   Email Winbert Hutahaean   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Here is the news:

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/08/04/eveningnews/main5214374.shtml

winbert

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Claus Harding
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 - posted August 04, 2009 08:44 PM      Profile for Claus Harding   Email Claus Harding   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I saw that too; it was great to see 16mm featured in action on national news in the year 2009!
Hit-and-run screenings.... [Big Grin]

Claus.

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Graham Ritchie
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A portable 35mm with 6000ft capacity would be better [Wink] .

Graham. [Smile]

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Tony Stucchio
Jedi Master Film Handler

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From: New Jersey
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 - posted August 05, 2009 07:09 PM      Profile for Tony Stucchio   Email Tony Stucchio   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I disagree that a film projector is "simple equipment", as stated on that CBS website. A DVD player is simple.

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