Back by popular demand. Theatre had 624 seats. Full house every night. Simple poster at left tested demand. Better poster (at right) was for return showings. Ron narrated his 16mm films live while I played background music from records borrowed from radio station 2UW (who did our advertising). Slide show was excellent quality 6×6 medium format shots taken with a wide-angle Rolleiflex. Film being projected was 16mm Kodachrome ORIGINAL footage and very sharp and colorful. Picture filled the screen top to bottom.
I paid Ron 75% of the profits. We were both happy with that.
For other future shows where the film was sound-tracked and not requiring any live narration by Ron, the split would have been 50-50 after expenses.
Ron Taylor was hired to shoot live shark footage with his 35mm camera for the first Jaws movie. Previously Ron had been one of three cameramen who filmed Blue Water – White Death (1971) – using half-frame 35mm (Techniscope ™) blown-up for release in Cinemascope™