Comments from Scott Neff

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Scott Neff commented about Regency I on Sep 21, 2011 at 10:41 am

It’s being used for live shows as well as banquets.

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Scott Neff commented about Cinemark Hollywood USA Movies 15 on Sep 15, 2011 at 11:26 pm

They’re all over every Cinemark of a certain era, probably starting with the Hollywood concept.

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Scott Neff commented about Loews Park Central on Sep 13, 2011 at 6:01 pm

Well likely their first ground up build of the multiplex era…?

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Scott Neff commented about Montclair Cinemas on Aug 22, 2011 at 8:36 pm

An article in the San Dimas Press from March 27, 1969 says that the theatre would be opening April 2, 1969.

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Scott Neff commented about CineLux Tennant Station Stadium 11 on Aug 22, 2011 at 4:52 pm

The theatre was originally a 3-screen theatre, operated by West Side Valley Theatres. It was at some point turned into a 6-plex and operated by Cinemacal Enterprises which closed the theatre in August of 2003.

Cinelux Theatres later remodelled the theatre into an 8-screen theatre with stadium seating, later adding three screens for the current total of eleven.

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Scott Neff commented about Cinebarre Thornton Town Center on Aug 20, 2011 at 10:00 am

Where were UA’s offices before they were at the Greenwood Plaza?

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Scott Neff commented about North Haven 12 on Aug 19, 2011 at 5:28 pm

Theatre opened in July of 1988.

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Scott Neff commented about Meriden 10 Cinemas on Aug 19, 2011 at 5:19 pm

Theatre opened 9/19/1986 by Cate Enterprises.

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Scott Neff commented about Five Star Cinema Glendale on Aug 19, 2011 at 1:20 pm

Twin = more rent. Two screens just means you have more time to play your worst two movies. Cut your losses.

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Scott Neff commented about Century Park 12 on Aug 19, 2011 at 11:49 am

At one point this was the busiest Century Theatre, even busier than the Mountain View 10/16.

To save on taxes the projection booth consisted of 10 huts on the roof, connected by catwalks. Was absolutely bizarre.

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Scott Neff commented about Stargazers Theatre on Aug 16, 2011 at 5:19 pm

Architect was Vincent Raney

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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.