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minutes. These films will be exhibited by the company immediately
upon arrival overseas and until such time (usually
a month) as arrangements can be made to secure feature films
through the oversea film exchange.
(2) Upon arrival overseas, the commanding officer of the
company should arrange with the local film exchange officer
of the Overseas Motion Picture Service, usually located at
the theater of operations headquarters and generally under
the supervision of the chief special service officer, for future
films. He will be required to turn in the film packages
obtained at the port of embarkation before delivery is made
of these films.
(a) It is the responsibility of the officer in charge of the
OMPS Exchange to route replacement programs to Special
Service Companies upon request by the commanding officer
of the company.
(b) Where more than one Special Service Company is
operating in an area, or the one Special Service Company is
operating with four detached and dispersed service stations,
a small circuit may be set up to insure widest possible showings
of individual films.
(c) Because of the shortage in raw film for extra prints,
it is essential that exhibited films be returned promptly to
the nearest OMPS Exchange when new films are secured
or that the OMPS Exchange be promptly advised of the
whereabouts of films where minor circuits are established.
e. Types of films available. (1) Entertainment Feature
Films. These are current Hollywood-produced feature films,
exactly as exhibited in theaters in the United States.
(2) GI Movies. These are complete 45-minute programs including
special short subjects, travelogs, song shorts, sport
shorts, and newsreels procured through the cooperation of the
motion picture industry, plus the Armed Forces' own exclusive
information film series, "The Army-Navy Screen
Magazine," and other Government productions. Each release
or program comes as a single 1,600-foot film intended
expressly for 16-mm projectors.
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