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We Went Into Cold Storage for Issue #2!

Home News We Went Into Cold Storage for Issue #2!

Cool Tour Greets Visitors

PRO-TEK vaults open to warming demand for film preservation1994 Vol 2 Num 1 Reel Sentinel_Page_1

The promise of chilly reception was warmly greeted by visitors to the new FPC/Kodak PRO-TEK film preservation vaults during grand opening festivities of Kodak’s Motion Picture Service and Distribution Center in Hollywood.

The March event christened the $8.5 million complex.  The building also houses a film distribution center, the Cinesite digital film center, and the global headquarters for both Kodak Motion Picture and Television Imaging and Kodak subsidiary FBC.

Of the three preservation vaults, two provide medium-term storage.  The third offers extended, or archival, storage.

The second floor of the building also contains film inspection services area for PRO-TEK customers.  It offers a wide range of inspection services in a clean-room environment.

“We are heartened by the response to our efforts to provide a state-of-the-art film preservation facility,” says operations manager Richard Utley.  “The industry recognizes preserving our moving picture heritage is a must.”

The grand opening included tours through one of the medium-term storage vaults.  They are maintained at 45 degrees F, plus or minus 2 degrees, and 25 percent relative humidity, plus or minus 5 percent.  The extended-term vault is kept at 34 F, plus or minus 2 degrees, and 25 percent RH, plus or minus 5 percent. Visitors also got a look at the film inspection services and the computerized order-entry area… Read the full newsletter here.