Comments from Scott Neff

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Scott Neff commented about Edge 12 Movie Theater on Aug 10, 2010 at 10:49 am

Judging from the Google satellite view, it appears that there was a 6-screen addition at some point. Its relation to the rest of the shopping center would lend itself to being turned into retail so it’s not surprising that only 12-screens are being used in the new project.

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Scott Neff commented about Movie theaters are heart of downtown on Aug 8, 2010 at 11:05 pm

The theatre he’s talking about is in Morgan Hill.

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Scott Neff commented about Movie theaters are heart of downtown on Aug 6, 2010 at 2:22 pm

Did anybody read the article though? He supports tearing down a theatre built in the 50’s because it’s “no grand movie palace” and replacing it with a modern theatre. I’m sure that theatre was grand and palatial to those who grew up going there and just because it’s not gilded in decoration doesn’t mean there isn’t some sort of significance to the building.

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Scott Neff commented about Regal Pinnacle Stadium 18 & IMAX on Aug 5, 2010 at 3:42 pm

70mm at a NEW multiplex is unlikely but if it’s their flagship they may have installed some used 70mm projectors that were sitting around in case the home office brass feels like doing something unique.

As far as multiplexes not having 70mm screens don’t be so quick to judge. Many of the Century Theatres around here in Northern California are still equipped to play 70mm, not that they’ll ever have the chance to do so again.

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Scott Neff commented about Tinseltown 17 on Aug 2, 2010 at 10:00 am

It’s a Tinseltown, I’m sure it looks quite similar to every other Tinseltown built.

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Scott Neff commented about AMC Brentwood 14 on Aug 2, 2010 at 9:59 am

Cinematour has these photos.

http://www.cinematour.com/tour/us/31822.html

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Scott Neff commented about Coral Square 8 on Jul 23, 2010 at 9:57 pm

I thought this was an old Wometco… interesting, didn’t know it was GCC.

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Scott Neff commented about RC Maumee 18 on Jul 4, 2010 at 10:14 am

I’ve found that some of the Cinema de Lux theatres weren’t all that deluxe, especially when they were originally just regular Showcase Cinemas. It seems National added the food court and turned a few auditoriums into “Directors Halls” and poof — de lux! If Fallen Timbers was new built as de Lux it’s probably in overall better shape with newer more refined fixtures that fit better into the upscale theatre concept.

As for Rave closing some of the bars, I’d bet there were a number of locations that had them added because National was way into the concept but were likely losing money because National forced the concept on the location. Also I’m sure National retains the rights to “Chatters” and Rave just hasn’t come up with a suitable replacement name/menu yet.

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Scott Neff commented about AMC Loews Gardens Cinemas at Old Orchard 1-6 on Jun 27, 2010 at 12:23 pm

Regal shows that the 7-13 is their theatre now but doesn’t mention the 1-6. Did they just up and close that?

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Scott Neff commented about Cinema Shoppers World on Jun 23, 2010 at 3:04 pm

View link

This link is to the October 4, 1952 issue of Boxoffice where the construction and acoustic panels of the Cinema Shoppers World is discussed. There are some photos.

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Scott Neff commented about Showcase Cinemas Dearborn on Jun 17, 2010 at 9:52 pm

This theatre was recently demolished.

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Scott Neff commented about Rave Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza 15 on Jun 14, 2010 at 9:40 am

I would be interested in finding a modern chain complex that has subdivided a theatre for more screens. It seems unless space is an issue that most chains nowadays will choose to add on instead of divide.

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Scott Neff commented about AMC to sell nine cinemas to Regal to complete Kerasotes acquisition on May 31, 2010 at 4:32 pm

The Chinese in Aurora isn’t really that unique of a design.

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Scott Neff commented about Plaza 5 Theatres on May 25, 2010 at 9:35 pm

And thus begins another year of corrections stating another chain owns it. To me, the theatre is still just the Plaza 5… whomever owns it should be represented in the chain listing and not the name of the theatre… but that’s just me.

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Scott Neff commented about Century Berryessa 10 Theaters on May 25, 2010 at 11:29 am

It’s not alawys up to the theatre operator as to whether or not another theatre is built. I’m sure nobody wants to make one of their own theatres obsolete but when a retail developer announces they’re putting a theatre in, they’re going to do it with or without you. So even though opening a new 20-plex may have hurt Century’s own Berryessa, it was likely Century do it (and get the money) or let another chain come in and get the money. Either way you’re screwed as a theatre operator and in the process, yes… we waste a building.

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Scott Neff commented about Santa Barbara Drive-In reopens tonight on May 10, 2010 at 10:05 am

News coverage with the Santa Barbara News Press.

www.newspress.tv

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Scott Neff commented about Baywood Theater on May 9, 2010 at 11:21 am

That’s the one.

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Scott Neff commented about Baywood Theater on May 7, 2010 at 3:57 pm

Is the address listed above correct? I thought this theatre was downtown, not on El Camino.

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Scott Neff commented about Cinebarre Boulder on May 7, 2010 at 1:32 pm

Colony Square was actually originally operated by Mann Theatres until they sold all their Colorado theatres to Colorado Cinemas LLC.

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Scott Neff commented about San Bernardino looking for operator for 20 screen multiplex on May 5, 2010 at 4:48 pm

Why did Maya gut the theatre? It already had stadium seating, just need new seats and a thorough cleaning. Unless all those rumors I heard about structural instablity were true…?

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Scott Neff commented about Santa Barbara Twin Drive-In on May 5, 2010 at 4:34 pm

I should also note that the screen as been repainted just for the Drive-In, it is no longer dirty as is shown in the 2008 photo.

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Scott Neff commented about Santa Barbara Twin Drive-In on May 5, 2010 at 4:32 pm

It is in fact reopening on FRI May 7, 2010. Iron Man 2 will show at 8:00pm and 10:25pm on FRI, SAT & SUN and starting Monday it will become a double feature with How to Train Your Dragon.

General Admission is $6.75 – Children 3-11 are $1.00. On Tuesdays General Admission is $4.75.

More info at www.westwinddi.com

While the parking area could use a fresh paving I’m sure that’s something that will come in time should the drive-in be a success. As for the rest of the property it has been spruced up leaps and bounds since West Wind took it over, take a look at Cinematour.

http://www.cinematour.com/tour/us/10876.html

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Scott Neff commented about Solano 2 Drive-In on May 4, 2010 at 11:15 am

There are plenty of photos at http://www.cinematour.com/tour/us/1933.html

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Scott Neff commented about Movies at Pinellas Park on Apr 27, 2010 at 12:47 pm

I think the area may have just become overscreened. If I recall my Cinematouring around that area there were a bunch of other theatres within a couple of miles.

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Scott Neff commented about Santa Barbara Twin Drive-In on Apr 26, 2010 at 3:52 pm

The Santa Barbara Drive-In will be reopening on FRI May 7, 2010 to show Iron Man 2. More info to come.