Finally have 35mm in my basement!!

#1 by Michael Lattavo , Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:20 pm

After 9 months of storing it (and learning how to use it) at the office, my wife and two sons went out of town for the weekend, leaving me with my 2 yr old daughter. I thought........"this is my chance!" Loaded it up at the office, first to head downstairs was the base.

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Next was speakers, double mut, sound head, projector head, and lamphouse - was so tired by that point, thought I was going to drop the lamp!

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Luckily my measurements were spot-on, the top reel just fits!

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Ran all the wires and electrical cords, and did a sound and picture test - no screen yet, the concrete wall will have to suffice for now. Upon her return, my wife was surprisingly (and thankfully) very cool about it! Which is good, because I wouldn't have the strength to move it back upstairs anyway!

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Next step will be to search for large reels for the double-mut, but until that time I will be more than happy to run 20min reels! My ultimate goal is to finish that half of the basement, build a projection booth (its quite a load machine), and have a permanent set-up for 8mm, Super 8, 16mm and 35mm. I've got my work cut out for me, but at least its fun work!


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#2 by Vidar Olavesen , Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:26 pm

Very nice, thanks for sharing this


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#3 by Andrew Woodcock , Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:35 pm

Great post thank you Michael!

You will have a fine cinema room there in the none too distant future with some very serious equipment in it!

I couldn't even fit the speakers in my house!


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#4 by Eivind Mork , Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:52 pm

Very nice indeed!



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#5 by Tim Duncan , Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:21 am

Hey Michael, that is really cool! Congratulations on getting it all set up (and for not getting into any trouble with the Mrs.)! :-)



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#6 by Gwyn Morgan , Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:22 am

Absolutely brilliant,I'm sure this setup will provide hours of great entertainment for you and family.
All you need now is to get the Mrs to sell the ice cream😂😂
Great pics📽📽


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#7 by Alan Rik , Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:39 am

Awesome! Looks great. It may spoil you for Super 8mm! :)


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