Comments from Scott Neff

Showing 401 - 425 of 517 comments

Scott Neff
Scott Neff commented about Sunrise Multiplex Cinemas on Dec 15, 2009 at 3:08 pm

This link to this 1991 NY Times article is the most in depth I’ve read about the shootings. (apologies if it’s linked above and I missed it) I enjoy that it seems to convey that National Amusements put the metal detectors in out of public pressure than of their own choice. A lot of times I hear people talking about the metal detectors they make it seem like it was a choice when in fact it sounds as though it was necessary to allay the fears after the shooting.

View link

Scott Neff
Scott Neff commented about AMC and Regal ban outside food from theaters on Dec 2, 2009 at 2:13 pm

When will the public understand that snack bar is the only way theatre makes money and that the majority of the $9-15 ticket goes to the distributor?

Scott Neff
Scott Neff commented about Regal Cinemas LA Live Stadium 14 on Oct 28, 2009 at 12:25 pm

AEG likely built the complex. AEG does not own Regal. As for the complex, I’m sure it’s fancier than a regular Regal Cinema, but it’s probably not too much to write home about.

Scott Neff
Scott Neff commented about National Twin on Oct 27, 2009 at 11:12 am

Though never having been inside, I imagine the Fox Buena Vista (in Tucson) and the Fox Twin (in Lubbock) were similar to the National Theatres since NGC was Fox Theatres prior to becoming NGC.

Scott Neff
Scott Neff commented about Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas looking towards major expansion on Oct 15, 2009 at 12:14 pm

I personally like the Cinebarre theatres better. A lot more sleek and put together. The Alamo Drafthouses I’ve been to all seem like a quick conversion of whatever theatre was there before. The only drawback it seems with Cinebarre is that it’s closely tied to Regal Entertainment so they tend to pop up in old Regals, Edwards & UA’s. So if your city has a Regal on it’s last legs, maybe you’ll be getting a dinner & movie theatre sooner than you think.

Scott Neff
Scott Neff commented about Rae Twin Cinema on Oct 5, 2009 at 2:29 pm

According to January 1, 1973 issue of Boxoffice, this was the 201st Jerry Lewis Cinema and it opened 12/22/1972

Scott Neff
Scott Neff commented about Showcase Cinema Erlanger on Sep 23, 2009 at 4:40 pm

A 1974 Issue of Boxoffice mentions that Mid-States was going to build a 6-plex in Erlanger at the intersection of Donaldson Hwy & Hartman Rd. Does anybody know if this was built or if perhaps the Showcase got to it first?

Scott Neff
Scott Neff commented about AMC Loews Broadway 4 on Sep 12, 2009 at 3:26 pm

But someday this place will be turned into a Sephora or something even less glamorous than a 90’s era Cineplex Odeon. Snap a few shots for posterity.

Scott Neff
Scott Neff commented about Showplace 4 on Sep 12, 2009 at 3:19 pm

Was this theatre similar to the Showplace theatre in Lubbock? Was it part of the Noret chain?

Scott Neff
Scott Neff commented about AMC Santa Monica 7 on Sep 12, 2009 at 3:16 pm

I don’t know how big the auditoriums are at the SM7 but I imagine if AMC was approved to build a 12 they likely limit the seating, probably only two theatres at 299 each, the rest at 140 or less. I can’t imagine that there would be a huge increase in seats.

Scott Neff
Scott Neff commented about Local set to remodel Gateway 8 on Aug 19, 2009 at 12:34 pm

How many people have run this place? It has a great location right off the highway so I can understand people’s desire to keep it going but it never really seemed like anybody’s theatre of choice whenever I went past it. It’s always seemed like that theatre people were forced to go to because it was convenient.

Is it by itself a profitable theatre? Why can’t anybody manage to keep it running?

Scott Neff
Scott Neff commented about Elmwood Theatre on Jul 17, 2009 at 12:31 pm

Did this place EVER have a sign displaying its name?

Scott Neff
Scott Neff commented about Happy 10th Anniversary, "Blair Witch Project"!!! on Jul 17, 2009 at 12:20 pm

I think it’s safe to say though that the success of The Blair Witch Project did lead to a modern resurgence of similar spooky flicks. Not that I think it was all that wonderful of a motion picture, but I think that it is a noteworthy piece of work.

Scott Neff
Scott Neff commented about Cinedome Theatres on Jul 15, 2009 at 11:52 am

Sadly these have been the only pictures I could scare up of this place. I don’t have any of the negatives of any of the photos online jut the original prints we scanned for Cinematour.

Having worked at Century’s corporate office I’ve always been fascinated with the evolution of all the dome theatres, especially those that started as singles and were added onto with additional domes throughout the years (Century Oakland, Century Reno, Cinedome Orange, Century Complex Sacramento, Century Salt Lake). Sadly there really isn’t much documentation or photos available on these locations.

Scott Neff
Scott Neff commented about Malco Mall Twin on Jun 24, 2009 at 5:33 pm

They actually operate the Razorback 12. The cinema 6 is no longer open.

Scott Neff
Scott Neff commented about Adaptive reuse of historic movie theaters on Jun 24, 2009 at 5:27 pm

I don’t know what kind of level of creativity you’re looking for, but I know that a number of old theatres are now used as bookstores with the majority of the interior detail intact.

I’ve seen some old theatres used as pre-schools and day care centers.

The Alameda Theatre in Alameda was used as a gymnastics school for awhile, even if the theatre wasn’t kept in the best condition.

Scott Neff
Scott Neff commented about Cinedome Theatres on May 26, 2009 at 3:30 pm

Cinematour has some more photos.

http://www.cinematour.com/tour.php?db=us&id=2678

Scott Neff
Scott Neff commented about Retro Dome on May 12, 2009 at 7:54 pm

This theatre closed a few weeks ago.

Scott Neff
Scott Neff commented about North Oaks Cinema 6 on May 10, 2009 at 11:32 pm

This was an original AMC build…. typical of the era. Uses ground floor projection with mirrors.

Scott Neff
Scott Neff commented about Wilsonville, Oregon cinema info on May 10, 2009 at 11:29 pm

I drove around for 20 minutes looking for that theatre one day. Stupid target.

Scott Neff
Scott Neff commented about Family Fun at Glendale 9 and Scottsdale 6 DI on Apr 29, 2009 at 10:31 am

Thanks for posting. Now everybody can see my ugly mug. :o)

In all seriousness, our “Customer Appreciation Night” was a huge success at each of the drive-ins. Thanks to the news coverage we received all over (not just Phoenix) some locations saw triple attendance (over last Customer Night) with some people coming back to the drive-in for the first time in more than ten years. It was exciting to be there and see people rediscover the drive-in experience.

Scott Neff
Scott Neff commented about Old Town 14 Theatre on Mar 23, 2009 at 11:14 am

The theatre was originally built by Mann Theatres out of California. Mann later sold all their Colorado interests to Colorado Cinemas.

Scott Neff
Scott Neff commented about Lee Highway Multiplex Cinemas on Jan 12, 2009 at 2:15 pm

Since National Amusements own the building, usually nobody else takes it over.

Scott Neff
Scott Neff commented about Parkway Twin on Jan 7, 2009 at 7:19 pm

Often the distinction people make about the “first” twin theatre was that it was BUILT as a twin theatre. It wasn’t a single that was turned into a twin as I imagine the Cinema 1 & 2 was in Manhattan.