Duct tape, anyone?
Growing up I remember many theater episodes where the movie was interrupted because the film had broken and had to be spliced. Occasionally you could actually see the burned hole in the film projected on the screen. The audience would boo and hiss and eventually the film would start up again.
I just presumed those days were in the long past and today’s movies had progressed from those big reels in cans to a digital format. But apparently not so.
We sat in the Ballston Regal Cinema tonight (all 6 of us) and after the pre-movie program we waited and waited and waited for the feature film to start. Someone left the theater to find a technician. The guy finally showed up and preceded to repair the reel of film so the movie could start.
It’s interesting that there has been so much progress in the world or audio-video, but at least some theaters still seem to be stuck in the 1950’s.
(The above photo was taken with my husband’s iPhone. The technician looked a little surprised as the flash went off!)