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The Drake, Plymouth
The Drake, Plymouth, England.
Kinematograph Weekly, 12. June 1958

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The 70mm Newsletter
Written by: -Date: 01.03.2011
The last program of the Drake in Plymouth in England.

The aim in designing The Drake was to match up to the conception of the showman's ideal form of presentation. We aimed at nothing less than perfection in public entertainment.

The theatre was, therefore, designed around the Todd-AO screen. We think that it is the first cinema which started with the screen as the central idea.

Every other modern facility has been introduced to match it; in comfort, presentation and service, and all these fall more naturally into the concept of what a modern cinema should be, once we had conceived the theatre screen as the fourth wall of the auditorium and begun to work out our ideas from there.

In harmony with the new City

Demonstration of Our Faith in the Future


The Versatile Projectors, Screen and Sound

The Technical Side. We Aimed at Perfection

With special thanks to chief projectionist Ron Wilson (b. 1936), who worked at the Drake for 40 years, and Odeon's head of projection, Paul Schofield.
 
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The Versatile Projectors, Screen and Sound

The Technical Side. We Aimed at Perfection

In harmony with the new City

Demonstration of Our Faith in the Future

The Saga of Todd-AO

DP70 / Universal 70-35 / Norelco AAII - The Todd-AO Projector

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