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Yes. The amazing part is that you can still buy a projector that shows the U.S. ones (I don't know if it also works for Aussie ones, because they are a different size, but it might).Most people think these stopped when film trailers came in, in the 1930s. Actually, there were a bunch of cheapo theaters that kept using these all the way until the mid-1950s in the U.S. and much later in Australia.After the movie ended, while the crowd was leaving and the new one coming in, the projectionist would put one of these on for a minute or so and then take it out and put on a new one. They would mix in ads for local businesses (we sold a lot of these and some are wonderful). There were also ones telling you to not talk, take off your hat, not to spit tobacco, etc.!
This is the Projection Box at The Murray Bridge Drive-in , My parents owned it from 1998 to 2005 .. projector is a Phillips DP70 ( 35 mm/75mm ) Xebex Super sol Lamp House with a 4 k bulb and a Speco Plater ( I Think)