Friday, September 22, 2023

#66: Theatrical Influence and Convergence

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The theatrical haunting of themed entertainment This issue’s bonus distribution diversity reflects our industry • by the Editors

Valley ghouls Los Angeles’ influential haunts industry • by Rick West

Journey to the top The Gateway Arch tram modernization helps preserve a national icon • by Kevin Dazey

Building a better attractions industry in Asia The international adventures of Thomas Megna • by Judith Rubin

Enter Esparza The new SeaWorld is rebranding and reaching out • by Judith Rubin

Greetings Programs Dave Cobb on the TRON legacy • interview by Joe Kleiman

Lorelei Owens at the circus Ringling’s “Out of this World” theater technology • interview by Joe Kleiman

From sawmills to Smurfs Wärtsilä Funa Solutions builds on company’s legacy of innovation and technology • by Martin Palicki

Ford and the Robot Manufacturing Innovation introduces guests to the concept of a breakthrough car model • by Judith Rubin

The whats, whys and hows Ken Saba’s life in media production • interview by Judith Rubin

Of racks and rigs USITT’s commitment to theater technology is evident in their annual conference and trade show • by Joe Kleiman

Fireside chat Martin Palicki visits with Gary Goddard and Taylor Jeffs

Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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