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DP70s in Washington (WA)

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
  March 2013: Exactly 5 months ago, I was able to rescue a superb Philips DP70. The DP70 came from the Guild 45th theater in Seattle. The serial number from the projection head is 2304 and serial number from the base is 6484. It is in real nice shape and I already have it in my projection booth, but it is not connected yet. I will soon have 3 working Norelco/Philips 35/70mm machines in my projection booth. It is a single motor Norelco that matches my other 2 single motor Norelcos. Robert Leader
  I need some lens collars for my DP70's. The original Philips lens collars that fit into the front of the DP70 lens mount. If you ever hear of any surplus lens collars, please let me know immediately. I need at least a dozen or more of them, but I will take what I can find, even if it is only 1 or 2 of them. If they are located in Europe,  the postage might be very high to send them to the USA though....Please contact Robert Leader
  September 2014

Hi Thomas;
I thought that I would send you my newest picture of the 3rd DP70 projector that I am currently installing in my projection booth. The serial number on this projector is 2304

This picture is far better then the picture that I sent you of this projector in March, 2013. If you want- you can replace the old 2304 picture on your website with this new picture of my 2304.

I am thinking very seriously of installing a 4th DP70 into my projection booth. It will be a tight fit but I think I can do it. It might take me about 6 months to do it as I have to modify my theater building a bit.

Thanks, Bob Leader
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) .
Seattle Music Box Theatre (*)
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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