UNM-Los Alamos Instructor Dr. Cathy Hardy and her Film Studies (MA210) students met Tuesday evening at the Reel Deal Theater to view the film “If Beale Street Could Talk,” based on the 1974 novel by James Baldwin and directed by Barry Jenkins.
Reel Deal owner Jim O’Donnell treated the class to a tour of the projection room prior to the film, offering an overview of the movie theater business and equipment.
O’Donnell showed students the old film projectors and talked about the transition from film projectors to digital projectors. He explained that by staying open year round, the Real Deal can function as a “first run” theater and play newly and recently released films from the major film companies.
O’Donnell has invited the UNM-LA film class to tour the projection room at the Reel Deal Theater and view a film each time Hardy has taught the class.