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DP70s in Washington (WA)

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Written by: Thomas Hauerslev Date: 04.07.2009
Bellingham Mount Baker Theatre
  One DP70 (1409) and base 59-158. Mount Baker Theatre, Bellingham WA and it has a Christie Autowind 3 Platter with it. Machine is for sale.

Jim Zoehrer
Technical Director, April 2015.
Marysville Robert Leader (p)
  Five DP70 (751+1468+1485 +2304+2457)

1468+1485 came from a cinema in Holland. Both projectors have been modified to accept large reels.

2009, May: Recently bought two additional DP70s #751 and #2457 from Greg Müller - for pats.

The DP70 2304 came from the Guild 45th theater in Seattle
  May 2017:

I currently have 4 Norelco DP70 35/70mm projectors that are installed here in my home screening room. All 4 of these Norelco projectors are the single motor version and all 4 have working lower reel shaft take-up mechanisms. Norelco projectors 1 and 2 were modified by me in the 1990s by the addition of new redesigned custom built lower projector bases that allow the projectors to have 36 inch diameter upper and lower film magazines. Film reels up to and including 34 inch diameter reels can be used.

Projectors 1 and 2 have Strong X-60C Xenon lamp houses with 3000 watt Xenon bulbs.
Norelco projectors 3 and 4 have Strong Super 80 Xenon lamp houses with 3000 watt Xenon bulbs.
Norelco projector 3 has DTS, Dolby Digital and Sony SDDS 3000 digital sound heads installed.
Norelco projector 4 has the original upper and lower Norelco film magazines that were once originally installed at the Seattle Cinerama theater.

All of the electrical and sound cable runs from the 4 Norelco projectors are installed in their own separate EMT electrical conduit pipes. My theater screen is 23 foot wide and my theater auditorium has a total of 19 Altec speakers installed here. A Eprad double mut is installed for use next to Norelco projector 3. This installation is still not fully completed as I have made many design changes and modifications in the past few years

Robert Leader
  DP70 / Norelco #4
Marysville Matt Lutthans, private
Two DP70 (2414 + 2438).

These came out of the Cinema Center, Omaha, Nebraska, and are temporarily in the possession of Ken Layton in Olympia, Washington, where they will be cleaned and repaired (if needed), then moved back to my home in Marysville, Washington. Ken has a couple of repair jobs to complete before he gets to the DP70s. I'm guessing that I will get them back around May or June. Matt Lutthans
Port Gamble Private Greg Mueller (p)
  Three DP70 (751+1379+2457) Type EL 4001. A private screening room. It is a double motor model. It is fully functional and restored. 751 and 2457 (# 6635) are used for parts.

See Greg's cinema

751 and 2457 moved to Bob Leader in 2009.
Seattle Blue Mouse Theatre (*»)
  Two DP70 (+1379). "Oklahoma" from september 1956. "Around the World in 80 Days" played 51 weeks and one day. Last day was 03.04.1958. It was a long run record in Seattle. It grossed (also record) 369.000 dollars. 728 seats. According to Bob McRae, who sold me my DP70, my Norelco (1379) came from the Blue Mouse theater. When that theater closed, it went out by the SeaTac airport to The Lewis and Clark theater and was retired from there. Bob McRae had it at his shop for a while untill I bought it from him several years ago. Greg Muller
Seattle Guild 45th #1 (P)
  One DP70 (2304) and base 6484. October 2012, machine went to Bob Leader, Marysville
Seattle Guild 45th #2 (P)
  One DP70 (2175) and base 6417
Seattle Egyptian (P)
  Two DP70 (1892+2303) with bases 6479+6307
Seattle King Cinema
  Two DP70 (713+714) with bases 1094+1087. The King Cinema is not in operation as of late February 2000) .
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Seattle Seattle Cinerama (P)
  Three DP70 (____+2044+2416). The interesting thing about the original pair is that someone has adapted and handmade a cinefocus gate for it (70mm only). Both original DP70s removed. One machine to Mark Guldbrandsen, Salt Lake City (USA) the other projector broken after a fall down the stairs when it was removed. 2416's base number 6348. 2044's base number is 6630.

Image by Matt Lutthans

sits in the middle port and is not currently being used. (They are using a new FP75E, which projects through the left window in the booth). 3-strip Cinerama re-opened June 2, 2000 with "How the West Was Won" and "This is Cinerama" on 32-foot high Cinerama screen.
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