The Theatre will celebrate the public debut of the long-awaited digital cinema upgraded equipment with a screening of the visually stunning film, SAMSARA. Immediately before the film, Tampa Theatre President and CEO John Bell will share the details of the new digital cinema upgrades, which include:
- Major renovations to the projection booth, including the installation of new temperature and humidity control systems
- A new Christie CP-220 Digital Cinema projector, along with servers, processors and other components designed to provide the best possible viewing experience
- A full speaker array behind the screen, installed using lasers to precisely direct clean, crisp and full sound to every seat in the house
- A custom-designed input panel to make using Tampa Theatre’s new technology easy for film festivals, corporate meetings and community groups
This comes after more than a year of vigorous fundraising, during which $88,664 of the $137,000 needed for the project was raised from individual donors, businesses and foundations.
About SAMSARA: Filmed over five years in twenty-five countries, SAMSARA is a new, non-verbal documentary from filmmakers Ron Fricke and Mark Magidson, the creators of BARAKA. Called “awesome, gorgeous (and) spellbinding” by the Boston Herald, SAMSARA was shot on 70mm film and scanned to digital, making its high-definition imagery perfect for showcasing the improvements that Digital Cinema brings to Tampa Theatre.
Rated PG-13/1hr 42min/2011/Documentary