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Fox Wilshire/Saban Theatre: the projection booth

8440 Wilshire Blvd. Beverly Hills, CA 90211 | map |

Pages about the Fox Wilshire/Saban Theatre: history + exterior views | lobby areas | recent auditorium views | vintage auditorium views | stage | booth


A 1930 Mott Studios look at the booth from the California State Library collection. It appears in their set #001443784 with seven other photos.

The original booth equipment included 3 Super Simplex projectors with Western Electric soundheads and WE Universal bases. The lamphouses were by Hall & Connolly. That's a Brenograph at the far end of the booth.



The house left end of the booth showing the houselight dimmers and generator controls. The 1930 Mott Studios photo is one of eleven photos in the California State Library set #001443449. The two photos here on this page are the Library's only booth views.



The layout in 2017. Note that the dimmerboard formerly at the far end of the booth is gone. Photo: Bill Counter

The current booth equipment includes 2 Strong Xenon Super Troupers, 2 Simplex 35/70 projectors with Strong Xenon lamps and a Christie Solaria Series 4K CP4220 digital projector.

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