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Today's topic comes from [livejournal.com profile] bkwrrm_tx: If money weren't an issue, what would you like to be doing for a living?

I'd go back to working at a movie theater. And I'd specifically look for an art house that still uses analog projectors. One of the more frivolous items on the Lottery List that [personal profile] gridlore and I keep in our heads has always been to buy and restore one of the old classic movie palaces for this very reason. There's just something soothing about the sound to me. And I enjoyed all the fiddly bits of the job - assembling trailer reels, threading the film, even splicing breaks.

The job certainly has its drawbacks and nightmares - I had a 70mm print brain-wrap on me once, and I can still see the booth floor when I close my eyes over 20 years later - but it hits all the right buttons in my brain.

Date: 2016-11-04 09:00 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] tww1fa
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In my case I'd love to run and maintain a planetarium. One of those with the old mechanical dumbbell projectors (like a Zeiss Model IV), not the newfangled computer ones.

Date: 2016-11-05 07:26 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] kayre
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This brings back memories. I was about 16 when I saw Fantasia in such a theater-- and I may have been the only person not smoking marijuana, so of course it really didn't matter that I wasn't. It was really an AMAZING show :D

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