3D Light Show At First Church In Sandwich

First church decorated by Paintscaping Inc. during the July 30 trial run of PaintScaping, Inc.'s 3-D laser light show planned for this weekend's Wing Fling.
DON PARKINSON/ENTERPRISE - First church decorated by Paintscaping Inc. during the July 30 trial run of PaintScaping, Inc.'s 3-D laser light show planned for this weekend's Wing Fling.

Steven Catania first saw a PaintScaping presentation at an American Hotel Association convention in California.

“It was so different than anything I’d ever seen before,” Mr. Catania, vice president of the Dan’l Webster Inn, said Thursday, July 31. “It was amazing.”

So, when the 375 Committee started planning feature events for the town’s 375th birthday, Mr. Catania’s mind skipped back to the 3D projection that generated a two-minute standing ovation from the hotel convention participants.

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A PaintScaping presentation tailored to Sandwich life and history will be presented at night August 2, 3 and 4 on the front of the First Church of Christ in Sandwich Village. The event is free. The church is at 136 Main Street.

The presentation will be shown at 8:30, 9, 9:30 and 10 PM.

Included in the seven-minute presentation will be 3D images of colorful Sandwich glass, a boy going through the town rite of passage of jumping from the Sandwich Boardwalk, and of a fighter jet from Joint Base Cape Cod, which will bring the show to a smashing finale.

Philippe Bergeron, president and chief executive officer of PaintScaping, Inc., did a trial run of the presentation Wednesday evening in front of a small but appreciative crowd gathered across from the church.

Mr. Bergeron said that First Church might not have provided the biggest available surface in town for the projection, but it provided the best, given the whiteness and complexity of its facade.

Mr. Catania said the program will be shown twice, starting at the scheduled times, followed by a 14-minute lull to allow viewers to disperse and others to gather for the next scheduled presentation.

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