Way off topic, but I am having a very hard time answering this...and since you'll are out in the field and see thing....
Does any one know of any theaters out there that are still running a hemp (sandbags, pin rail, etc) rigging system? This is for historical reasons, nothing to do with trying to upgrade etc.
I currently know of only 1 space (Academy of music in Northampton MA) that is still running - everywhere else I know has been upgraded...or closed down/stripped out.
Any ideas anyone?
Plays and Players in Philadelphia, PA, USA is also a working hemp house.
Incidentally its dimming system utilizes two LMI L86 touring racks and literal tons of 12-channel multi-cable.