With the new addition, the Hollywood Legion is now the only drive-in on the west coast to present movies in 35mm.
“Analog 35mm film projection at an outdoor cinema is a rare and special experience,” said Taylor Umphenour, the Hollywood Legion Theater’s creative director and chief projectionist. “In this case, we’ve decided to go even further by giving our audiences the unique experience of being able to see our film projectionists running shows through our transparent glass-walled projection tower.”
The glass-walled tower was custom-built to house the two projectors, which weigh 800 lbs. each. They were forklifted into the 20-foot-long projection tower in April and commissioned as fully operational earlier this month.
The Hollywood Legion Theater’s dedication to analog film is also reflected