New state-of-the-art projector unveiled at Rome City Auditorium

The City of Rome hosted a ribbon cutting Friday for the Rome City Auditorium to celebrate the addition of a new state-of-the-art digital projection theater system.

As part of the celebration, two screenings of “The Longest Day” were held.

The movie was selected to honor the 75th Anniversary of D-Day which resulted in the Allied liberation of Western Europe from Nazi Germany’s control. The movie portrays the events of D-Day from both the Allied and German points of view. “The Longest Day” won an Academy Award for Best Visual Effects and Best Cinematography.

The Rome City Auditorium theater system includes a Digital Projection M-Vision Laser rated at 18,000 lumens with a 10,000:1 contrast ratio and a new 24′ x 13-1/2′ stage screen. The digital projector system offers stunning colors and super bright images.

The city is planning a summer movie series for the public and will announce a schedule soon; partner and sponsorship opportunities are available.

The new projection system has low maintenance costs. Lamp replacements are never required, due to M-Vision 18K’s laser illumination system. With the elimination of regular lamp replacement cycles, system operation is never interrupted and long-term maintenance cost is near zero. The show control booth rounds out the equipment with a Datvideo SE-1200 6-input switcher, an RMC-620 switcher controller, and a Sony BDP-S700 Region Free Bly-ray/DVD player.


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