2017 Oscars After Hours

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Attention movie lovers!

Join us for our Third Annual Oscars® After Hours party at Fountaindale Public Library on Sunday, February 26, 2017.

Get ready for all the glamour, glitz and more of this year’s Academy Awards® telecast. There will be snacks, contests, prizes, surprises, and fun for all while we watch the show on the big screen in Meeting Room A.

You could even win one of these coveted statuettes. Watch the video to see one being made. Be sure to register and reserve your spot. See you in February.

Popcorn Diaries, Episode 027

Listen in as Joe and Adriana discuss movie music, songs and soundtracks. Every movie has its own score whether it uses chart toppers or is an original score music can make or break a movie. Joe and Adriana will talk about some of the most memorable songs ever used, some that have been overused and their top three favorite composers. This episode is all about the sound of movies. Comment below if you have a favorite song you love to hear, or one that you may be tired of hearing.

Popcorn Diaries, Episode 26

There was a time when big hair, bright colors, and slogan t-shirts were all the rage. Yes, Popcorn Diaries takes a trip down memory lane and revisits all the movies of the 1980s. Listen in as Joe and Adriana discuss their favorite (and not so favorite) movies from that era. Nostalgia is rampant throughout this episode, so join us and relive some of the funniest and craziest moments in movie history.

Scan old MOVIES in Studio 300

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Retro – 8 Scanning System

We’re happy to announce that Studio 300 acquired the Retro-8 film scanning system that let’s you scan and convert your regular 8mm & Super 8 film (home movies!) to digital movie files.  The system is quite slick and the results will put a smile on your face. The image quality is simply amazing. The Retro-8 has several adjustments for color, exposure, and grain removal to help bring your movies back to life.

Finished scans are in the MOV format so they will play on any computer. You can upload and share finished files on a site like YouTube and/or transfer it to DVD, too.

Have a box of old movies? Stop by Studio 300 and we’ll help you get started converting and preserving all of those old memories.

Here’s the latest episode of 300 Seconds in Studio 300 with Jeffrey and Joe discussing our film scanner. Got five minutes? Click play and listen in.

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Popcorn Diaries, Episode 025

George-A.-RomeroSpooky ghouls are out for blood in this Halloween edition of Popcorn Diaries. Listen in as Joe and Adriana recount the ever popular George Romero films. From Night of the Living Dead to Survival of the Dead, it’s zombies, zombies, and more zombies! If you love the zombie revolution then this is the episode for you.

George A. Romero never set out to become a Hollywood figure; however, by all indications, he was very successful.

“My stories are about humans and how they react, or fail to react, or react stupidly. I’m pointing the finger at us, not at the zombies. I try to respect and sympathize with the zombies as much as possible.”

Popcorn Diaries, Episode 024

After a long absence, Joe and Adriana return with this recap of the Summer 2015 movie season. There were some amazing choices in films this past summer and it’s time to find out which were Adriana and Joe’s top favorites.

Soon we’ll talk Halloween with a look back at some of the greats. As always please comment below to join in the discussion.

Popcorn Diaries Episode 020

For this latest episode, Adriana and Joe go head-to-head as they discuss the pros and cons of National Treasure. Joe defends his appreciation while Adriana is heavily against it. Will Joe and Adriana find common ground on this movie? Listen in to find out.

Let us know what you think. Are you with Joe? Or is Adriana right? At the end is a sneak peak of the next movie they will fight about … er …. discuss during episode 21.

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Popcorn Diaries Episode 018

POSTERThe topic is movie remakes in this 18th episode. Hollywood loves to remake movies. Sometimes the results are great. Sometimes it’s a disaster. Join Adriana and Joe as they talk about their favorite remake and also nominate their choices for the worst. As always if you have suggestions or wish to continue the discussion, use the comments below.

What’s coming soon to Popcorn Diaries? Click the poster above for a preview. It’s gonna get real.

Popcorn Diaries Holiday Episode

Listen in as Joe and Adriana give their reviews of all the movies opening Christmas Day. Every year millions flock to the theaters during the holiday season and this year will be no exception. If you haven’t made a choice about which movie you’d like to see this year then listen in and hear what Joe and Adriana have to say about this year’s crop of movies.