Past meetings of the Society
September 2005

September 2005 Meeting

Date: Saturday, September 24, 2005


Time: Refreshments served at 8:30 AM
Technical Presentation Starts Promptly at 9:00 AM
Feature Film Presentation Starts at 10:30 AM

Place: Jordan's Furniture Comcast IMAX 3-D Theater
50 Walkers Brook Drive, Reading, MA 01867

Featured Guest: IMAX Corporation's Senior Vice President of Technology, Mr. Brian Bonnick, P.Eng.

The SMPTE/New England Section is extremely pleased to bring you this special Saturday morning technical presentation and film screening at the new Jordan's Furniture Comcast IMAX 3-D Theater in Reading, MA. Members of the BAS, AES, guests and friends are invited. There is a $10 fee which must be mailed in by September 9th.

This is a fantastic opportunity to experience IMAX technology at its best. Not only will you learn about the history and technology behind the company synonymous with the large screen experience but, you'll actually get to see the very latest IMAX creation produced utilizing many of the technologies discussed during the technical presentation.

The IMAX film will be the new "Walking on the Moon 3D" feature. Further information about this film can found here:

Brian will begin his presentation by taking us back in time to how IMAX began more than 30 years ago and finish with their most recent achievements--from the first IMAX® projector made with the help of a miniature bicycle chain to a later prototype built by Ron Jones and made to work at 18 frames/sec using a vacuum cleaner and an orange juice can, to IMAX's current technical achievements and introduction of IMAX® MPX, a new, lower cost projection system that can easily be retrofitted into an existing multiplex setting.

You'll also learn about the revolutionary IMAX DMR® digital remastering software, which allows movie-goers to experience the larger-than-life adventure, drama and emotion of their favorite Hollywood films in IMAX theatres. To date, these films include Apollo 13, Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones, The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and Spider-Man 2.

Attendees to this special SMPTE/New England event will need to purchase a ticket in advance. The cost per person for admission and all the coffee, juice, pastry, and donuts you can eat is our everyday low, low price of ten dollars ($10.00).

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Please make out your payment to SMPTE, New England Section, and mail along with this form
no later than September 9th to:

SMPTE, New England Section
71 Cross St
Foxborough, MA 02035-1335

NAME _________________________________

ADDRESS ______________________________

E-MAIL ADDRESS ________________________

NUMBER OF TICKETS ____________________

Friends, relatives, spouses, and children are all welcome.

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Directions to Jordan's Comcast IMAX 3-D Theater

From Route 128 Area:
Follow Rt. 128 North to Exit 39 - "North Ave - Wakefield"
Follow the exit to the bottom of the hill - take a left onto Walker's Brook Drive
Follow Walker's Brook Drive straight under the 128 overpass
Continue straight through intersection
Take a right after Chili's
Follow straight up the hill past Home Depot
Jordan's Furniture will be immediately on your right

From Springfield / West:
Follow the Mass Pike East to 128 North and continue as above

From Western New Hampshire/Vermont:
Take 93 South or 95 South
Follow to 128 North and continue as above



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