LOL I do have a question I am afraid to ask do you have farm animals that walk around the seating area? Sorry for asking.
Hahahaha! No. No farm animals, but that would be hilarious! We would be the "S#it & Vue".
I've been out of town, so I haven't really caught up yet here but I saw this and cracked up. I have a large dog and once, many years ago I missed a rather large poo in the yard, of course someone stepped in it before the movie and then came up to me and informed me that the name should be changed to the S#it & Vue. I laughed at him, but I don't think he appreciated it. We still have dogs and the new theatre will still be dog friendly so, well if the shoe fits.... I guess we are....
Alison, don't let your head explode. You don't have to start with the most elaborate or state of the art equipment, you can always upgrade down the road and then the stuff you replace at that time becomes the backup equipment. BTW at the old Sit & Vue the projector was in the middle of the hill and audience seating at almost ground level no less. Was it ideal, no, did it work effectively for 8 years, yes.
SR Said it the best. I did not start out with a backup plan at all. I waited until the Price was right to buy old seconds just in-case. In fact I am still waiting on the projector LOL.
Just have fun with it.........SR you have the best plan in-case something breaks you tell the audience stage left or stage right to your other two screens
I would be stuck telling jokes....maybe that's why I usually have under ten at my events
As far as the P__s on the ground.....well that's where you have your in-laws sit.
All of my equipment both backup and regular use stuff was bought used except for the wood screen that I built from scratch in 2005ish. I'll tell you one thing, I think that a lot of folks over look the option of buying used. For me I would not be in BYT if it weren't for buying used I'm just too cheap or broke one or the other.
I hadn't thought about the fringe benefits of multiple screen should something happen on one of them.
I'll also say that in the 8 season I ran the single screen version of the Sit & Vue or Sh#t & Vue, The worst thing I ever had happen was my old laptop crashed during a movie on a hot summer evening. I believe I had it to close to the other equipment and it over heated. After a few minutes it cooled off re-booted and we watched the rest of the movie uneventfully. Later that year I bought a slightly used laptop, and a very used DVD player for the theatre. I can't think of any other during movie failures. I had the C-quam (AM stereo) generator go out in the broadcast unit once. Because the AM transmitter is older than dirt it took me over a month to find someone that could fix the thing, so for that time period we had mono AM sound. Not one person complained about it other than me
I have owned a backup PJ for years that has never been used, other than for testing, but it is good to know it's there encase of a sudden bulb failure or something. Unfortunately it is way to under powered for the 2 new larger screens, but as Gen, pointed out, if I have a failure I can just point the guests in the direction of another screen.