Todd Davison, owner and operator of Macon Cinama is preparing for a big change at his theatre.
Besides his new remodel of the cinema, “film,” “platters,” “projectors,” “reels,” and “splicing” will not be words used any longer by Todd after Sunday, May 6.
On Monday morning, the new digital equipment is to arrive at the cinema, and once again Macon will experience the end of an era.
Two of the three projectors Todd has used at the theatre have been a part of Macon County’s history for over 70 years. One of the projecters gave hours of entertainment to many at the Macon Drive-In, the other transported the latest flicks onto the big screen at the Green Theatre in LaPlata.
On Sunday, the movies “The Avengers,” “Lucky One” and “American Reunion” will be shown using digital equipment.
Currently, Todd can feed the film from the platters to the projector, splice the film where needed, thread the film through the numerous nooks and crannies, and give the projecter a little jump start before a movie goer takes a bite of popcorn or a slurp from their jumbo drink.
“I’m not going to miss the work in keeping the projectors running, but it is kind of sad,” Todd said. “The movies will come in what looks like a hard drive in a computer. Movies should be crisper and there will be no scratches.”
Film is another piece of history that will take its last bow in Macon Sunday night.
(Watch a video of Todd feeding the film below)