Alhambra Sacramento's palace of fantasy
New MAB documentary released February 2018 about Sacramento, California's million dollar temple to moving pictures and art, the 1927 Alhambra Theatre. The story; in interviews, pictures and movies of Sacramento's lost Alhambra Theatre, a 1927 palatial million dollar temple to moving pictures and art.
When presented with this project, it was found that portions of the film were indeed NOT black and white, but KODACOLOR. KODACOLOR was only on the market from 1928-1935, an additive lenticular color process on Kodak Motion Picture Film that used, in essence, an RGB filter on the camera to take the image using a special black and white film embedded with lenticular lenses that captured the filtered color information. Once processed, it would project like black and white film (with lenticular lines) unless you placed a similar RGB filter on the projector, which would add all the color back in that was taken at the scene. A clumsy, complicated process that did not fare well with the wealthy public that could afford the equipment. Kodak abandoned it in favor of the far superior KODACHROME in 1936.
Bacos Film developed a way to electronically layer in the precise filter formula of the KODACOLOR process.
The story behind your radio dial
The documentary is about the discovery of a rare 35mm film print of the 1948 short film "Behind Your Radio Dial" which shows the NBC radio network at the height of network radio dominance, not unlike the world-wide web of today, centered at Rockefeller Center at the pivotal point of the birth of network television. Matias Bombal relates the story of the film studio that made it, the artists that crafted the 1948 short, and a tour of NBC that places key moments of the film against a blueprint of the art moderne building at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, identifying many of the unsung pioneers of broadcast seen in the 1948 film. The narrative concludes with a fantastic new 2K pin registered transfer from a mint 35mm original release print of the 1948 short, rich in detail not seen since 1948.
For big blockbuster movies, you can play funny commentaries along with your DVD or stream using the magic auto-syncing app, or for most films they are merged with the movie and classic shorts and you can download or watch as on-demand streaming video. Rifftrax also sells this awesomeness on DVD and Blu-ray. The movies can also be found on Amazon Prime, Twitch and Pluto.tv.
Written and performed by the stars of the Emmy nominated and Peabody Award winning Mystery Science Theater 3000 aka MST3K, RiffTrax features the unique humor of Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy (Tom Servo) and Bill Corbett (Crow T. Robot) along with tons of special guest riffers!
RiffTrax also does semi-regular, in-theater special events we call RIFFTRAX LIVE! These events are filmed in front of a live audience and simulcast to over 700 cinema screens all over the country with our partner Fathom Events. Cities we've broadcast from have included San Diego, CA, Nashville, TN, Minneapolis, MN, and Durham, NC! They have done 21 nationwide live shows to date and more are in the works.