The movies were usually of the nature sort -- an undersea adventure with sharks and octopi, polar bears romping in icy Alaskan waters, a space-age voyage of the galaxy -- or a historic documentary where actors portrayed people like George Washington or Abraham Lincoln. I never remember seeing a film-film with a real plot or a story, with the exception of a rare Disney flick that the teachers had found for a very special occasion. I do recall, though, that when the projector stuck, it was a major catastrophe, especially when the light burned a hole through the frame, thus bringing our movie-watching break to a sizzling stop.
When I saw this projector, I started tinkering over its potential uses. Of course, you could use it as is and watch a film, if you happened to be able to find one. But why not use it as a decorative element in a home theater, or make it the centerpiece of an Old Hollywood Oscar party?
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With my mind flickering -- The Elegant Thrifter
Always Frugal, Always Fabulous!