Portland Projector Guys

I posted an Elmo CL-16 I acquired through a junk haul on a local forum as a give away item, and was contacted by exactly one person. That person is Rob who does some projection at the Hollywood Theater. It just so happens that Rob works on CL-16 amongst other projectors. Rob appears to be part of a loose-knit group of projector and film collectors who reside here in Portland. In the last few years, I have met probably a dozen people who have film collections and home theaters, and one fellow, Jack, who repairs Auricon sound amplifiers. Jack even visited the old Bach-Auricon factory just before it was demolished to recover parts. All of this seems to give new meaning to the expression "Film Underground".

May 28, 2007