Wang Theatre, Citi Performing Arts Center :: Boston, MA

Film reels at BL&S warehouse :: Boston, MA


“BL&S was an ideal partner in realizing our goal to present the best possible projection. They provided the direction and services that we needed to launch our first-ever film festival.”
– Genevieve McGillicuddy, Managing Director of the TCM Classic Film Festival
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In 1977, Chapin Cutler and Larry Shaw launched Boston Light & Sound (BL&S) to deliver high-quality projection for on-location dailies. From their very first project, they set out to achieve the impossible: turning a raw commercial space into a professional screening room. Larry and Chapin worked for four days straight, installing projection gear in a non-conventional way to resolve the room’s maddening image and sound challenges. Their work paid off; the movie’s producer proclaimed it the best projection he’d ever seen, even in a Hollywood screening room.

 

From there, Larry and Chapin were captivated by the idea of carrying movie presentation to the extreme. Over the years, they honed their craft, gaining a reputation for exemplary workmanship. They became technical experts in the film community, serving the projection needs of everyone from small independent cinemas to international film festivals and world premieres.

 

Today, BL&S’s success continues through the company’s absolute insistence on the best quality. “It cannot be done” is not in their vocabulary. For especially complex jobs, BL&S engineers design and build specialty projection equipment in their on-site machine shop.

 

With the addition of a sound division in 1984, BL&S brought their trademark craftsmanship to audio installations. Today, the company’s audiovisual engineers provide venues around the world with the opportunity to produce exceptional sound and image clarity. The pro-AV team has also supported some of the country’s most remarkable theatre renovation projects, integrating high-quality audiovisual equipment perfectly with theatre aesthetics.

 

Nearly 35 years of expertise in the film presentation and pro-AV industries has earned BL&S a position as one of the nation’s leading entertainment technology consultants.


Napoleon triptych

Worldwide screenings of Napoleon – triptych

 

Colorful Kinoton projector

Kinoton projector at BL&S