Buckman Theater not high tech

By on October 3, 2006

I know that I, at least, was excited that Quinnipiac was going to be showing the latest installment of the “Pirates of the Caribbean” movies. It was something that I looked forward to during a week filled with tests, quizzes, homework and meetings.

Come the glorious end of the week and 8 p.m. Friday night, I sat in my seat in Buckman Theater, anticipating a relaxing and fun-filled end to my week. But as the lights dimmed and Captain Jack Sparrow started cavorting about, it became evident that I was not watching “Pirates of the Caribbean,” but rather Pirates of the Pond Scum.

The colors were absolutely horrendous. The typically aquamarine blue, Caribbean waters that we were so accustomed to seeing were now a lovely pond scum green. The redcoats were not red, they were fuchsia. Captain Jack had a brown bandanna instead of his typical red.

What lies at fault? It is not the screen, as I first thought, nor was it human error. It was the projector.

This was the first time that I had ever seen a movie played in Buckman Theater, and I was shocked not only at the lack of picture quality but also at the fact that I have not yet heard any complaints about it nor have read any other editorials mentioning it.

For a school that boasts about its up to date technological upgrades, and rightly so, in my opinion, they seem to have missed something. I cannot imagine how a school that spends quite a bit of money on its technology would not replace a simple projector that is used for both academic and entertainment purposes.

Perhaps they didn’t even know about the faulty projector. Well, now they certainly do.


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