HAS students go 'behind the scenes' at theater
By Steven Hoover
USAG Humphreys Public Affairs
HUMPHREYS GARRISON — About 70 second graders from Humphreys American School received a behind-the-scenes look at how Exchange personnel bring movies to the community each night, Jan. 13, in the Post Theater.
Following the tour, the children were treated to a small bag of popcorn and watched the animated movie, Megamind.
“We did this a few years ago, in 2007, I think,” said Cho Hyok, theater manager. “Principal (Joyce) Diggs asked if we would be willing to do this again. We would like to make it an annual event.”
After arrival, the children were divided into three groups, which were rotated through stations where they learned how movie-style popcorn is made and how the projectionist loads a movie reel so that patrons can view the movie.
Chong Se-yong, manager of the Humphreys Pizza Hut and a theater veteran, explained to the children how the popcorn was made and that it usually took about four or five minutes for each kettle to pop. She did a batch for each group that went through her station.
Son In-pae, a part-time projectionist on hand to explain that portion of the mission, said “The children had a lot of questions and were very interested in how the projector shows the movie.” He explained to them how each reel has about 20 minutes of movie on it and that they can look for the dot in the right hand corner of the screen to see when it was time to switch reels.
U.S. Army photos by Steven Hoover