MMAA Theater really enjoys the Television experience. From its continuosly expanding range of programming available including commercials, to the many different providers, TV offers uninterrupted, almost unlimited 24 hour accessible data!
Movies (Cinema) is another enjoyable form of entertainment here at MMAA Theater. There are so many different types and qaulities of films, it is just amazing there is over a century's amount of moving pictures.
May 19, 1938 - June 25, 2019
Doris Mary Kappelhoff Day
April 3, 1922 - May 13, 2019
Tim Thomas Daniel Conway
December 15, 1933 - May 14, 2019
George Edward Maxwell Wright
August 2, 1943 - June 26, 2019
May 28, 1929 - March 29, 2019
May 19, 1941 - March 30, 2019
José Terrón Peñaranda
July 5, 1939 - May 12, 2019
Super Dave Osborne
Stewart Robert Einstein
November 20, 1942 - January 2, 2019
Verna Frances Bloom
August 7, 1938 - January 9, 2019
MMAA Television spans many decades now. From the first broadcasts with live shows to animation. TV is just awesome, there is just so many shows that it is hard to begin at the beginning. So we will skip around until I can bring back into a more organized fashion.
One great televison concept is the "It's all just a misunderstanding" shows like "I Love Lucy" , "Three's Compnay" and "Sienfeld".
Many of the earliest animation shows like "Popeye" , "Merrie Melodies" , "Looney Tunes" and Disney shorts pictures were seen at movies before the commercial development of television.
CRT - Cathode Ray Tube - are a vacuum tube containing electron emitter and a fluorescent screen used to view images.
DLP - Digital Light Processing - a type of video projector technology that uses a digital micromirror device.
HD - High-Definition television - provides a resolution that is substantially higher than standard-definition television.
LCD - Liquid-Crystal-Display
LED - Light-Emitting Diode
LD - Low-Definition
OLED - Organic Light-Emitting Diode - is a light-emitting diode in which the emissive electroluminescent layer is a film of organic compound that emits light in response to electric current.
PDP - Plasma Display Panel - is a type of flat panel display technology that utilizes small cells containing electrically charged ionized gases, or what are in essence chambers which are basically fluorescent lamps.
SD - Standard-Definition television
UHD - Ultra-High-Definition television
The Television Set combines a tuner, display, an amplifier, and speakers.
Mechanical Television was introduced in late 1920's - It was a system that relies on a scanning device, such as a rotating disk with holes or a rotating mirror, to scan the scene and generate video signal, and a similar mechanical device at the receiver to display the picture.
In the mid 1940’s - Electronic Television took over using cathode ray tubes.
In 1953 - Broadcast of color television.
By: Alex Noxx
The Dynamic of television has seriously changed. You can see it happening at even a faster rate than ever before. Now you just see many “old” actors doing “new” shows. Clearly the demographic is targeted towards older generations. In addition, “reality” shows have completely changed programming. They do not require “stars”, and the programming ideas are endless.
With so much competition, programming changes fast, if it does not get good ratings or make enough money, it’s gone. Up until some point in the mid 1990’s, we basically watched everything, because that’s all there was on TV, and most of the programing was targeted at older people.
Young people under 20 years old, grew up on a different kind of programing. With options with like networks like Disney, Cartoon Network, and the Nickelodeon networks, which have a lot of cartoons, they have a different perspective. Also, they do not watch TV the same way as past generations did. There are also many reality shows targeted towards this age group. This makes it difficult for the younger generations to grow up with young actors, into older rolls.
Now, there are so many platforms to watch stuff on with endless programming, TV viewing has changed forever. So, for TV, we are now left with re-hashing’s and re-boots of old shows with old actors. Clearly targeted towards older viewers.
It is obvious that producers feel safer with this format. Investigations have shown that sequels and remakes, at least guarantee a 50% success rate among its fans. While new programming is very risky. “Reality” shows are the new thing, and they enjoy great success. There is a show for everything now.
By: Alex Noxx
Since the introduction of moving pictures, we have come from Silent Films, then Talkies, to the latest CGI and Green Screen Movies in the theater.
We are fortunate to live in a time were we have access to the variying types and qaulities of films, and that we almost have a moving visual history of the last 100 years. Read the credits, think about all the individuals who made all of this work possible.
Bond, James Bond
By: Alex Noxx
The Films - As in all series, some films are better than others. Over the course of 24 movies, they manage to have good consistancy and quality.
The Actors - Of course all of the Bonds are great. For the most part, the other actors are very good. Many top actors and talent are featured in the series. As for the Bond Girls, what needs to be said?
The Music - Besides the Title Songs which are performed by top artist at the time and for most part are good, it is the instrumental music throughout the movies that allows all the films to link together. In many movies they use the same version linking them into one long continuous movie.
The Plots - One of the greatest aspects about the Bond films, is that you can start watching one, and stop almost anywhere and begin watching another Bond film almost anywhere and they fit together. Even though the films are not direct sequels, they do follow a similar theme.
Dr. No - 1962 Sean Connery Honey Rider, Corral, the Tarantula and "I have to go now"
From Russia with Love - 1963 Sean Connery
The "Old Man" takes out the "young man"
Goldfinger - 1964 Sean Connery
Pussy Galore, Mint Juleps and strict golf.
Thunderball - 1965 Sean Connery
The sharks, woman's shotguns, and lotsa water
You Only Live Twice - 1967 Sean Connery With a face like a pig, sake and Ninjitsu
On Her Majesty's Secret Service - 1969 George Lazenby
Telly Savalas, Bob Sledding, Swiis Alps and curling!
Diamonds Are Forever - 1971 Sean Connery
One of the best movies, Plenty O'toole - named after her father of course.
Live and Let Die - 1973 Roger Moore
"The carrrrds." The chase through Bayou, can you believe the car flip was done in the first take?!