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The famous transatlantic ocean liner the Queen Mary 2 has a cinema.

I was reading cinema technology last night and saw an article on it. I've looked around and found a few links or two for others to drool over either in Google image.



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Wow! Never been on a cruise... Then again I have no desire to ever go on one but this cinema might be the first good reason to take a cruise!

Good find.

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I was never interested in going on a cruise either. Ironically, when I bought the then new NEC HT1000 DLP projector many years ago, you could sign up to win a Home Theater cruise. I won ! It was totally fun!!

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I did the repair work for Princess Cruises a long time ago for the Vancouver to Alaska runs they do here every summer. All top notch equipment on board. Getting paid.. welll... that was another story.....

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Wow! Never been on a cruise... Then again I have no desire to ever go on one but this cinema might be the first good reason to take a cruise!

Good find.

Closest cruise I've been on is a ferry from Swanage to the channel Islands. and they had CRT TV everywhere, well that was 30 years ago.

I'd like to go on cruise and just mellow chill out for 4 weeks.
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The room looks like it photographs well, but that looks to be a bit smallish of a screen for that size room, IMO.
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The room looks like it photographs well, but that looks to be a bit smallish of a screen for that size room, IMO.

I was thinking the same thing it looks dinky sized! You'd have to be front row and centre to get good stereo left right the further you move back it becomes narrower.

I think the cinema is placed near to the bow, which might explain why the room, narrows along the walls.

I like the circular feature on the ceiling with little lights in it. Seating looks cosy as well. Going back to seats the middle row are red so I guess its all been sussed out and those are the best seats while all rest are brown/gold like colour.

Maybe the screen should be move forwards by 10 feet and expand the size and width of it.

I wonder if they are allowed to play films like Titanic and Poseidon.
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When on vacation, I'd rather be viewing something like this!
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When on vacation, I'd rather be viewing something like this!

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Jeff, don't ya think those girls are a bit young for you?

Nice try Steve... Those are two of my daughters. I snapped the photo while reading this thread!

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I did the repair work for Princess Cruises a long time ago for the Vancouver to Alaska runs they do here every summer. All top notch equipment on board. Getting paid.. welll... that was another story.....

Makes sense to me you can buy nice stuff when you don't pay your bills.

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that picture looks like a slide show - i'll bet the screen is larger than the slide image
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That's called the Illuminations Theater on the QM2. And yes, the above photo only shows the lecture screen that lowers from the ceiling. The full size cinema screen is behind it, and is much larger.

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Going back to seats the middle row are red so I guess its all been sussed out and those are the best seats while all rest are brown/gold like colour.

Illuminations Theater is also used as a planetarium -- the red seats are designated for the planitarium presentation that is shown overhead.
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I wonder if they are allowed to play films like Titanic and Poseidon.


No, that was the in-flight movie they showed, when we flew to LAX for the HT Cruise (down the Mexican Riveria). And apparently, the ship did a 17 degree roll in the middle of the night, when hit by a rogue wave.
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