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Theatre Systems*

Michael Karagosian

Karagosian MacCalla Partners

The idea of using digital systems to project images in theatres1 has inspired a wide range of system approaches. Those from the telecommunications industry think of the system as network centric. Those from the broadcast industry think in terms of delivering streams of content. Those in the computer industry think in terms of information technology (IT) architectures.

But the requirements of the cinema are unique, imposing a special set of constraints on systems and operations. In the traditional analog film world, content arrives from a variety of sources to the theatre. Feature trailers (or previews) come from various distributors. Then there are policy trailers, promotional ...

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