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The film used in these products is re-purposed from 35mm Mylar (polyester) movies that ran in theaters between 2006 and 2012 (when digital took over). Prior to digital movies, distributors picked up the 35mm film movies after their run in theaters and paid to have it destroyed, as all the copies of films in the thousands of theaters across the country could not be archived or sent to other theaters to be shown, and destroying the films would help keep them from being pirated.
We negotiated an agreement with the distributors to give us a few reels from each movie (but not the entire film) instead of paying to have it professionally destroyed. They agreed because when it is made into something it is technically “destroyed” because it can no longer be watched as a movie, BUT YOU CAN STILL SEE THE SCENES IN YOUR DEJA ITEMS!
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HOW IT ALL STARTED
Years ago, I had a friend who was a projectionist in a theater. She gave me a trailer of my favorite movie back then, Slumdog Millionaire. She told me that the theater had lots of trailers left over and that they usually threw them away or employees took them home to make crafts using the film.