THE movies are back in Naracoorte, and if September 12's premiere screening of The Great Gatsby was anything to go by, it will be a great success.
A crowd of 150 people crowded the Naracoorte Town Hall for an exclusive free showing of the hot new release starring Leonardo DiCaprio, including lucky guests receiving 25 double passes from the Herald to be a part of the experience.
They weren't disappointed, with the night going off without a hitch.
Associated Sound Newcastle technical manager Barry Parsons set up the system which screened the movie and explained how it all works.
Gone are the days of the large reels feeding the pictures into the projector - these days it is all digital.
The movie trailers are loaded into the cube server via USB and the movie itself is on a separate hard-drive.
Everything is automatic, from the change in lens when different trailers come on, adjusting the width of the screen, to the automatic "credits offset" which syncs the lights to come on as the credits start playing.
It is so hands-free movies can be scheduled in advance so everything just turns on and kicks into gear at the time the next movie is due to be screened.