4 K now in Sher­brooke

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Thiswriter is so old that a junc­ture of his live he trained to be a pro­jec­tion­ist, this was when movies were screened by a pro­jec­tor that still op­er­ated with a car­bon arc. A year later, the smelly and dan­ger­ous arc was re­placed by Xenon lamps that re­quired fre­quent visit by a new breed in the end of movie chain, a tech­ni­cian. At the same time, the skill of match­ing both reels, those over 40 may re­mem­ber the odd lit­tle white square at the top right cor­ner of the screen, ev­ery ten min­utes or so, the pro­jec­tion­ist would have to get go­ing, start­ing the new reel just in the split twen­ty­fourth of a sec­ond nec­es­sary. Mind you, films were edited so that the split be in­vis­i­ble; some­thing that still doesn’t seem to be taught in film school. Any­how, by the early sev­en­ties, huge plat­ters con­tain­ing a full copy of the

Mai­son du Cinéma own­ers De­nis Hur­tubise and Karen Hansen and their son

Alexan­dre Hur­tubise, who is the tech­ni­cal di­rec­tor of the Sher­brooke movie com­plex.

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