Comments from KenLayton

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KenLayton commented about Fox Theatre on May 31, 2018 at 7:59 am

Good news! The City of Centralia has approved a one million dollar bond to fund restorations of the Fox Theater. Story here:

http://www.theolympian.com/news/local/article212138634.html

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KenLayton commented about Pix Theatre on May 19, 2018 at 7:53 pm

The front of the theater is in sad shape. At least electricity appears to be still connected.

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KenLayton commented about Tacoma Mall Twin Theatre on Apr 24, 2018 at 7:54 am

The mall replaced the theater with a Krispy Kreme donuts shop. The donut store is mostly deserted every time I drive by it.

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KenLayton commented about Lower projection booth on Mar 22, 2018 at 9:34 pm

Brenkert BX-80 projector heads, RCA 9030 sound heads, RCA projector pedestal, Strong Super Lume-x xenon lamphouse running 2,000 watt bulbs, and Eprad Co-Operator automation. Not shown in this picture is a Strong 5 deck small size platter that was made to fit small booths such as this one.

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KenLayton commented about State Theater on Mar 22, 2018 at 9:27 pm

In “The Olympian” newspaper today is a story about the managing director of the theater suddenly resigning:

http://www.theolympian.com/news/local/article206490814.html

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KenLayton commented about Roxy Theater on Mar 3, 2018 at 8:41 pm

Anyone have pictures of the interior of the projection booth?

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KenLayton commented about Times Theatre on Dec 24, 2017 at 10:00 am

Is the theater open yet? Anyone able to get interior pictures?

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KenLayton commented about Wheel-In Motor Movie Drive-In on Dec 20, 2017 at 9:42 am

Website is still down and it’s been 4 months now that it has been down.

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KenLayton commented about Blue Sky Drive-In on Dec 13, 2017 at 8:53 pm

That’s an RCA “Old Style” junction box that speaker is hanging from.

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KenLayton commented about Lyric Theatre on Dec 11, 2017 at 8:42 pm

Tapgirl95: Any chance you can post pictures of the interior of the building?

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KenLayton commented about Valley Brook Drive-In on Oct 11, 2017 at 8:03 am

Are they still using speakers?

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KenLayton commented about Olympic Theatre on Oct 2, 2017 at 9:58 am

Fred Thibodeau was also the longtime owner of the Skyline Drive-in Theater in Shelton, Wash.

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KenLayton commented about Woodzo Drive-In on Sep 4, 2017 at 10:21 am

Wow, extremely overgrown.

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KenLayton commented about Times Theatre on Aug 31, 2017 at 8:53 pm

Wow! That’s a beautiful theater inside!

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KenLayton commented about Times Theatre on Aug 29, 2017 at 7:34 pm

Status should be changed then from demolished to renovating.

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KenLayton commented about Times Theatre on Aug 24, 2017 at 8:22 pm

I was never able to get inside the theater to take pictures. I could only get exterior photos taken. I haven’t been back to Seaside in several years. So the building did not get demolished? I’d like to see any interior pictures. Any chance the current owner could post some interior pictures here?

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KenLayton commented about Wheel-In Motor Movie Drive-In on Aug 19, 2017 at 10:46 pm

Their website has vanished. This is all I get:

HTTP Error 404. The requested resource is not found.

As far as I know, they did not open.

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KenLayton commented about Harbor Vue Drive-In on Jul 30, 2017 at 9:11 pm

TomMc11:

Wow, this is great! I remember that sign. I thought it was gone for good when Act 3 theaters tore it down. I wish the drive in theater was still in operation.

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KenLayton commented about Wheel-In Motor Movie Drive-In on Jul 29, 2017 at 7:47 am

Still have not yet opened for the season.

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KenLayton commented about Wheel-In Motor Movie Drive-In on Jul 5, 2017 at 8:48 pm

I guess it’s taking longer than expected. They still have not opened yet for the season.

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KenLayton commented about G Theatre on Jul 5, 2017 at 8:14 am

Yes, the “G” stands for Ghossen, the family who built it.

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KenLayton commented about Elma Theater on Jul 4, 2017 at 7:15 am

The right hand storefront (as looking at the front of building) was a barbershop for many years. The left hand storefront was I believe a second hand or antique store.

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KenLayton commented about Elma Theater on Jul 3, 2017 at 7:43 pm

Let me guess, the hole in the roof is right over the stage and has been leaking on all the backdrops and on the stage floor?

Kingsley Hall had been working on updating all the electrical wiring in the building and had some sort of wood pellet heater installed for heating the auditorium. By chance do you know what happened to the E-L-M-A letters on the sign? I know Kingsley also had a few security cameras setup to keep an eye on the rear doors of the building.

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KenLayton commented about Elma Theater on Jul 1, 2017 at 10:17 pm

Any more updates? Did you purchase the theater?

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KenLayton commented about Aurora Drive-In on Jun 28, 2017 at 8:39 am

Did it convert to large reels? Or did they use 20 minute reels throughout it’s life?