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Sax - Cinematographic Machinery & Services

Our Story

SAX MAQUINARIA CINEMATOGRÁFICA Y SERVICIOS, S.L. ("Sax") was formed in 1950 and by 1960 had developed into one of the most successful suppliers to the cinema equipment industry. Sax registered its trademark and began selling its self-manufactured projectors and projector components. In the mid-60s, Sax became involved in showing movies in a new venue: the vastly popular open-air drive-in movie theatres.
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In the following decade Sax followed a similar pattern until the 1980s, fateful years for the box office all over the nation. The burgeoning use of home videos and the subsequent closing of movie theatres in Madrid created a new venue that replaced the old movie clubs with double-feature and suburban theatres. These theatres became cultural centers and were mostly dependent on local administration. They filled the vaccum created in film presentation. During these transitional years, Sax, with its crew and equipment, took a major role in fitting-out numerous theatres and culture clubs, major colleges and other centers across the country. Sax has continued this activity to the present day.
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In 1995 Sax expanded its facilities and strengthened it professional team, outfitting its workshop and office with modern equipment and created a new department of information, planning and cultural counseling open to organizations that showed movies in the connection with their activities. Some of the activities Sax engaged or collaborated in during this time include:

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           El Pais, 8 Oct 1995       El Pais, 25 Sept 1995

  • Film Festival at Alcala de Henares (Madrid) (technical support)
  • Showings and technical support at summer theatres on movie trails in the Jaén and Badajoz provinces.
  • Installation of cinema equipment in Galicia, Murcia, Andalucía, Castilla - La Mancha and Madrid (in-theatre and open air).
  • Open-air projections in Madrid 1995 premiere of "Lourdes de segunda mano" a short film by Chema de la Peña, 1995 presentation of "A Hundred Years of Spanish Cinema" with the film "Sombras y Luces" by Antonio Jiménez - Rico.

  • Collaboration on equipment installation in multiplex theatres in Madrid, Cataluña and Jaén.
  • Summer theatre productions at Casa del Campo, in connection with the "Summers of the City" cycle organized by the City Council
  • Production of "The General", "Nosferatu" and "Don Quichote" at Zarzuela Theatre in 2002, 2003 and 2005 accompanied by the Madrid Orchestra .
  • Work on various movie and TV productions.
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