Comments from Scott Neff

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Scott Neff commented about Galaxy Glendale Marketplace on Aug 13, 2011 at 9:55 am

All that will be left is to make a list which theatres are still open and who is running them. The last trace of the mighty empire.

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Scott Neff commented about Mindframe Theaters on Aug 12, 2011 at 3:14 pm

Best I can tell Essaness/Excellence took over in June of 1988.

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Scott Neff commented about Mindframe Theaters on Aug 12, 2011 at 3:00 pm

The newspaper ad I uploaded was from 2/1/1987

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Scott Neff commented about Columbia Palace 9 on Aug 12, 2011 at 9:52 am

Who owned this theatre? The design looks a little familiar.

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Scott Neff commented about AMC Loews Broadway 4 on Aug 3, 2011 at 5:52 pm

I think I posted it on the Santa Monica 7’s page… but why do city councils think a reduction in seats will mean a reduction in traffic? All those old tired regulations about X parking spaces per seat make no sense in a day where people are coming to see a convenient showtime. If anything it’s the number of screens that dictates traffic.

With the AMC 7 and the Criterion 6 closing, the new 12-plex would be one less screen and one less convenient showtime that would get people into their cars and into a parking space.

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Scott Neff commented about Century 21 on Jul 30, 2011 at 12:58 am

The Drive-Ins have Technalight and the Solano in Concord has one digital screen.

Syufy MANAGES the Domes. Decisions about their maintenance and upkeep don’t necessarily come from California if you catch my drift.

The managers there at the location care very much about their theatres but there’s only so much you can do when you’re not quite a Cinemark and not quite a Century.

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Scott Neff commented about Century at The River on Jul 29, 2011 at 12:33 pm

Unless Cinemark has done something to the place, the lobby looked just like that when I was last there in 2006.

As Christopher said above it started out as an Edwards project. I think Resort Theatres had a hand in it before they sold their Coachella Valley interests to Regal. Judging by the customization on the seats, the developer probably finished it off for themselves and got Krikorian to operate it.

I was part of the team that helped convert it over to Century. I remember going through and pulling out all of Krikorian’s stock and getting it all setup with Century products. I believe Krikorian used Movie Tunes and had music in the bathrooms and hallway. Century was inbetween revamping the “Century Radio Network” so we had some disc playing 2-3 songs on repeat from about 12am-6am as we waited for the Metro Food delivery.

The entire process of taking over somebody else’s thetre is fascinating to me. Everybody at Century wanted the theatre to BE a Century theatre by the time we opened the next day despite the fact that it was an Edwaresokrikorian Theatre, not designed in any way shape or form to conform to our practices.

Just about everything about that place had us scratching our heads and wondering… “Why would somebody build an office this small??? Why are there so damn many bathrooms??? Two different game rooms right next to each other???” Why is this hallway large enough to drive a semi through it???"

It really makes me wonder how much of a tizzy AMC went into trying to jam everything AMC into all those Kerasotes and Loews Theatres. Whenever I see chains swapping theatres it makes me smile to think of them all rolling their eyes and wondering “How the hell did they run this place like this!?!?”

Anyway — more photos at Cinematour.

http://www.cinematour.com/tour/us/22218.html

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Scott Neff commented about AMC South Barrington 30 on Jul 18, 2011 at 10:00 am

I’d be pretty sure that all the 30-plexes were just about identical.

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Scott Neff commented about Indio Metro 8 on Jul 15, 2011 at 11:48 pm

Signature didn’t go bankrupt, it sold to Regal.

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Scott Neff commented about Cinemark Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza 15 on Jul 1, 2011 at 2:19 pm

I enjoy that from the photos I can see the leftover elements of Loews with the red atrium dome above the lobby and the outside brick.

I’ve never been to this particular location but I know Loews loved building these theatres with an entrance on both sides of the building. If this was like that, no wonder the lobby is so small, they closed off half of it.

Looks good though. Would love to see some good auditorium photos before the place sees any wear.

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Scott Neff commented about Los Banos 6 on Jun 25, 2011 at 11:42 am

Address should be updated to be West Pacheco.

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Scott Neff commented about Waterworks Cinemas on Jun 23, 2011 at 6:26 pm

I went there last month — quite open. Pittsburgh Theatre Corporation is running it.

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Scott Neff commented about Regal Cantera Stadium 17 & RPX on May 30, 2011 at 3:51 pm

A friend just visited and 13 of the screens have been walled off, making this a 17-plex.

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Scott Neff commented about Randhurst 16 Theaters on May 30, 2011 at 3:49 pm

Take advantage of the new photo abilities and take some photos of it half demolished.

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Scott Neff commented about Cinema City changes big way on Mar 25, 2011 at 11:55 am

It’s kinda nice to hear of a company that finds these sorts of details important. Seems like the closest thing to modern day showmanship.

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Scott Neff commented about Edwards Big Newport 6 on Mar 18, 2011 at 4:47 pm

Just as your car can be maintained 100% and cared for all the time, you probably don’t change your tail light before it burns out.

Many theatres preview their films and they may run fine for dozens of shows, but then that ONE show something goes wacky. Sounds in this case that an amplifier may have gone bad and at that point there is probably nothing that can be done until a replacement is found.

As for why the staff didn’t catch the problem, I may agree with you there. A good projectionist (especially at a six-plex) will make rounds and check the sound from both up in the projection booth and in the auditorium.

But also — you realize this isn’t Regal’s website — so they’ll never see this.

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Scott Neff commented about Kahala Mall 8 on Mar 17, 2011 at 6:06 pm

I saw the Santa Clause there when I was 16 and being from California this theatre was Pacific’s late 80’s through and through. Wood panelled back seats, stepped down tivoli lights on the walls, may have even had curtains like the Pacific I grew up going to.

I understand though that the mall flooded and the theatre was forced to remodel a bit, but haven’t been back inside since.

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Scott Neff commented about Grand 14 - Ambassador on Mar 1, 2011 at 11:54 am

Was the original UA theatre that was here demolished entirely to make way for the Grand or was it incorporated into the new theatre?

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Scott Neff commented about Big Tree Twin Cinema on Feb 25, 2011 at 7:27 pm

Gosh — why can’t anybody go to Daytona Beach and take a picture of the theatre? Oh wait — I did… which is way more useful than knowing the theatre opened playing the Raquel Welch and Burt Reynolds opus 100 Rifles.

http://www.cinematour.com/tour/us/6520.html

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Scott Neff commented about Countryside Six on Feb 10, 2011 at 12:40 pm

Wish my picture weren’t so damn blurry. Sometimes, especially with gyms, I don’t want to go up and start snapping pictures lest somebody come out and get paranoid and start yelling at me.

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Scott Neff commented about Briarwood Dollar Movies 4 on Feb 10, 2011 at 11:44 am

According to the Detroit Free press article posted at WaterWinterWonderland, Madstone took it over as a 10-plex and reduced it to 7. Madstone did this at an AMC 10 plex in Chandler, AZ as well since sometimes 10-screens is just too much art film.

Perhaps this is where the confusion is coming from? The lack of anybody citing it was once a 10-plex as well?

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Scott Neff commented about Regal Savannah Stadium 10 on Feb 1, 2011 at 4:29 pm

Well except AMC 30 and Edwards 22 in Ontario, CA — in the same parking lot.

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Scott Neff commented about Wynnsong 11 on Feb 1, 2011 at 4:12 pm

This 10-plex is right next door to Carmike’s 11-plex. There has to be an awesome story behind this.

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Scott Neff commented about Regal Savannah Stadium 10 on Feb 1, 2011 at 4:11 pm

This 10-plex is right next door to Carmike’s 11-plex. There has to be an awesome story behind this.

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Scott Neff commented about Island 7 on Jan 13, 2011 at 2:18 pm

Really — unless the majority of the theatre is incorporated into the new theatre, I would be hard pressed to say THIS theatre was going to reopen. I can’t imagine that they could modernize the existing theatres with stadium seating but hey, who knows.

If the existing theatre space is entirely gutted, I put my vote in now to create an entirely separate listing when the new one opens.