Mary and I arrived in Los Angeles on Wednesday night. We’re here for the annual conference of the League of Historic American Theatres. So far we have seen some amazing movie palaces in Hollywood including the El Capitan, Grauman’s Egyptian Theatre, the Pantages, and the Kodak Theater (the permanent home of the Academy Awards). I saw my first digitally projected film — Pirates of the Caribbean 2 at the El Capitain — and it was quite something. The picture was crisp and clear, very much like HDTV, and the sound was fantastic. Aside from seeing some beautiful theaters, we’re having a great time meeting our peers from around the country and sharing ideas. We’ll be back on Sunday — which is when I will be able to get those BlobFest photos I mentioned in my last post online. My intent was to get them up on Tuesday night before we left for LA, but as many of you well know, an incredible storm swept through Chester County and knocked out our power and internet service. So, please accept my apologies for not getting them up yet, but they will be soon!