Metro Projector (rear)

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Metro Projector (rear)

This is the rear side of one of the Metro’s Phillips/Norelco DP70 35/70mm projectors. These were installed in the 1950’s to run films using the TODD-AO film process. They are built like tanks, and despite their age they are STILL considered to be one of the best projectors ever made, and are known among projectionists as “The Rolls-Royce Of Professional Projectors” The projector was removed when the METRO closed and is still in use at another Bay Area cinema.

The Christe Xenon lamphouse on the back-end held either a 5 or 6,000watt xenon bulb. (I can’t remember which.)

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