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George Eastman Honored By Thousands

Posted by on Mar 14 2013 | History, House & Gardens, Other

Today we honor the memory and legacy of George Eastman. March 14, 1932george_eastman_1932

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The New Dryden

Posted by on Feb 28 2013 | Motion Pictures, Other

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The newly renovated Dryden Theatre opens this weekend with a completely new look – darker walls, new seats, carpeting on all floor areas, along with new ceiling and aisle lighting that is reminiscent of the great cinema houses of the past. These updates significantly enhance the viewing experience by improving sound absorption and minimizing reflection on the screen.
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In addition, the Dryden remains one of only four theaters in the world equipped for the projection of original nitrate film (manufactured before 1951) as well as every major film format in the medium’s history. The renovation’s installation of a Barco digital projector now allows Eastman House to present the wealth of contemporary digital cinema and the installation of automated masking allows the screen to optimally accommodate all cinematic formats.

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Both enhancements further support the Museum’s commitment to honor the aesthetic choices of filmmakers of all eras. Additionally, a new loop system for the hard-of-hearing further assures the accommodation and comfort of all patrons. The newly-renovated Dryden will provide today’s—and generations of tomorrow’s— movie-goers with an exceptional cinematic experience by combining the ambience of the classic movie house of the 1950s with the comfort and technology of 2013 and beyond.

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See you at the movies!

 

 

More on the Dryden Theatre Renovation:
Part I, The Curtain Stays
Part II, Seatless
Part III, Cement, Lighting, and Accessibility
Part IV, Painting, Listening System and Digital Projection
Part V, Stage and Carpet
Part VI, Seats and Projection Booth
 
 

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Payne’s Picks at the Dryden

Posted by on Feb 27 2013 | Motion Pictures, Other

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With only five features to his credit – he is currently in post-production on his sixth – Alexander Payne has already established himself as one of the leading voices of American cinema. With an eye for landscape that matches Terrence Malick’s, a satirical wit comparable to that of Billy Wilder, and a love for the lives of everyday folks that is rarely seen on screen, Payne’s voice is distinct, necessary, and unforgettable. And so we’re pleased to welcome him back to the Dryden Theatre as he joins us to celebrate our reopening with a special screening of his Academy Award-winning film SIDEWAYS this Saturday, March 2.
 

 

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Babette’s Feast (1987)

In addition, Payne – an inveterate cinephile with a deep knowledge of film history – has selected four of his favorite films to screen on Tuesdays in March, ranging from the socially conscious film noir of  TRY AND GET ME! (March 12) to the gentle realism of the Italian classic IL POSTO (March 19). Full details are available over at the Dryden, so don’t forget to get your tickets early and stick around for “Payne’s Picks” as the month continues!

 

 

We’ve been talking about the renovation and upgrades all along the way – check out our series, via Theatre Manager, Kolbe Resnick.
 

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Dryden Renovation Series: The Curtain Returns

Posted by on Feb 25 2013 | Motion Pictures, Other

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The cosmetic renovations in the theatre are officially completed with the hanging of the curtain. The 2 hour operation went smoothly as they fed the metal wiring through the curtain and fastened it to the beam above the screen. The “Austrian Curtain”, as it is called, is one of only 2 that the crew from Reynold’s Drapery has ever seen. A truly unique curtain.

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additional angles from our staff photographer, Barbara Galasso.

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More on the Dryden Theatre Renovation:
Part I, The Curtain Stays
Part II, Seatless
Part III, Cement, Lighting, and Accessibility
Part IV, Painting, Listening System and Digital Projection
Part V, Stage and Carpet
Part VI, Seats and Projection Booth

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The Tactical Camera – A Historical Perspective

Posted by on Feb 15 2013 | Other

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