This is the lineup for July 5:
1. 4 Min 50 Sec Countdown video with a violin duet version of One Republic's "secrets".
2. 10 Second Dolby Countdown Video.
3. Winery Dinner Theater Intro (20th Century Fox Parody)
4. Winery "Coming Attractions" video (Lion's Gate Parody)
5. Preview of "Lincoln (2012)" (To be shown on July 12)
6. Preview of "The Hobbit (2012)" (To be shown on July 26)
7. Preview of "Oz The Great & Powerful (2013)" (Date TBD
8. DLP Cinema Intro
9. Winery Dinner Theater "Feature Presentation" Intro (Warner Bros. Parody)
10. Feature Presentation: "Blast From The Past (1999)"
Unfortunately, "Blast From The Past" is yet to be released on Blu-ray, so I had to rip my DVD copy (our license allows us to use our own copy of the movie). Why "Blast From The Past"? Our town's 4th of July theme is "Past, Present, & Future" ... so we thought it was fitting...and we like the movie. Anyway...I then spliced all of the above videos together into a single MP4 file (~10GB). While an HD version of the feature presentation would have been ideal, the DVD rip (up-converted to 1920x1080p/29.92fps during the splicing process) looks pretty good.
When it comes time to play the movie...I will run it on my DIVX player off a laptop and let it do its thing. Also, I adjusted the volume levels of the various tracks before splicing them together so that everything will be at an appropriate volume. For instance the music at the beginning is background, the Dolby and DLP intros are IMPACTFUL, and the previews and main feature are where they should be. No volume adjustments should need to be made once the video begins to play. If it does require it, I will do so directly on the amps so that no volume settings suddenly appear on the big screen.
Now that my brother and I made the MGM Intro parody with him growling like a lion, I might add that after #3 above. That's pretty much it. On the newer movies, I intend to use a Blu-ray rip and splice everything together as shown above into one file...it just seems easier. Maybe someone with more experience may be able to suggest something easier and better, but until I find more time (perhaps after the completion of construction) this is my plan.
Have I missed anything?