(via Strutts News Services, Washington D.C.)
H.R. 4997 (ih), currently under review, proposes a requirement that all cinematic movie theaters replace standard xenon arc lamps with energy saving fluorescent bulbs or tubes and to retrofit the projectors with “kinetoscope” discs, rotated via electrical motors powered by photovoltaic cells, to allow frame-by-frame illumination. Films that previously employed the standard 24 frames per second shall be reduced to 8 to 16 frames per second in order to shorten the length of the illumination power requirements.
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Long Live Uncle Fester!
And pray they really do outlaw (if they haven’t already) Xenon arc lamps. I worked as a movie projectionist a long long time ago, and had to put on a spacesuit to change the lightbulb, in case it cracked or blew during the replacement process. Xenon/Kryptonite: same-same, except it’s permanent!
thelit– Jackie Coogan was unique.