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kateymac01 commented about Roxy Theater on Jul 31, 2007 at 11:12 pm

So what is this space now?

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kateymac01 commented about D & R Theatre on Jul 24, 2007 at 12:26 am

Ron, I love that site! I’d never been to it before. It’s great to see Grays Harbor’s history in photos.

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kateymac01 commented about Wayne Cinemas I & II on Jul 22, 2007 at 11:07 pm

Lost Memory: I am looking of that photo of the Wayne and wondering what’s been covered up by boards. Did that say “Cinema”?

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kateymac01 commented about Lewis and Clark Theatre on Jul 22, 2007 at 11:03 pm

And, Spencer, I forgot to add: I love your memories of Lewis & Clark. I wish I could’ve experienced that movie-going experience.

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kateymac01 commented about Lewis and Clark Theatre on Jul 22, 2007 at 11:03 pm

Spencer … The Palomar is on here; it’s just listed under the Rex — the last name it went by.

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kateymac01 commented about Gateway Movies 8 on Jul 22, 2007 at 10:54 pm

I see Mark Campbell’s comments above, and I am assuming the old theater cannot compete with the sparkling new 16-screen, stadium seating one across the way. Thus, they decided to go discount — something we’re seriously lacking in the Tacoma/Federal Way area. All shows are $2, except on Tuesdays when all shows are $1. My husband and I went to a movie there right after the changeover. It is a very bare bones experience — just one line into the theater to buy tickets, one line to buy concessions. I think there were three or four people total working in the lobby. (The ticket booth is not being used.) The theater we were in was kind of in disrepair. The coverings had been taken off one wall, and it looked like seats or a curtain were piled up in front of the screen. That was a little creepy for some reason. But I would go back. $2 is nothing to see a movie, especially when it’s something I want to see and didn’t make it in the film’s first-run days. I was surprised to see that the indie-hit “Waitress” is playing there right now.

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kateymac01 commented about AMC Sea-Tac North Theatre on Jul 22, 2007 at 10:48 pm

It was the AMC style of the early 1980s. The AMC Narrows Plaza in Tacoma is a dead ringer, although it does not have the movie star mural in the lobby.

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kateymac01 commented about Wayne Cinemas I & II on Jul 11, 2007 at 11:38 pm

This theater makes a little cameo in “Evan Almighty.”

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kateymac01 commented about John Danz Theatre on Jul 1, 2007 at 12:15 am

This is now Underhills Furniture Store.

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kateymac01 commented about Vashon Theatre on Jun 30, 2007 at 11:58 pm

This theater’s Web site is www.vashontheater.com

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kateymac01 commented about Valley 6 Drive-In on Jun 20, 2007 at 1:52 pm

I did some sleuthing … It is still six screens. One of the screens is “currently down for repairs.”

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kateymac01 commented about Valley 6 Drive-In on Jun 20, 2007 at 9:57 am

Is this now 5 screens? Their Web site makes it seem so: www.valleydriveins.com

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kateymac01 commented about New Hoquiam Theatre on Mar 30, 2007 at 3:20 pm

When was it built? When did it stop being a theater? I thought I knew all the theaters in Grays Harbor, but I am unfamiliar with this one.

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kateymac01 commented about Lincoln Plaza Cinema on Feb 1, 2007 at 9:46 am

It is becoming a gym. The (Tacoma) News Tribune ran a big story on Jan. 31. The theater has been gutted.

Here’s a link to the story:

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kateymac01 commented about Lincoln Plaza Cinema on Dec 20, 2006 at 2:48 pm

So, it looks like the place has been gutted. An addition of some sort is being built next to it. I think the building’s days at a movie theater are done.

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kateymac01 commented about Lincoln Plaza Cinema on Nov 28, 2006 at 1:26 pm

So, Jason, what’s the plan for the building? Movies?

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kateymac01 commented about Lincoln Plaza Cinema on Nov 10, 2006 at 8:28 am

There has been some activity happening around here — lights on, back door open. I heard rumors that someone is going to be using the space, but I don’t know if it’s as a theater. Fingers crossed.

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kateymac01 commented about Lakewood Theatre on May 8, 2006 at 12:39 pm

The News Tribune — www.thenewstribune.com — ran a big story about Lakewood’s past and present on Sunday. A lot of the focus was on the theater — its condition, its current status, the possibility of a buyer. Here’s a link to the story …

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kateymac01 commented about St. Helens Theatre on Mar 17, 2006 at 8:39 pm

Did this theater ever show movies? I had researched it before and thought it was only a venue for live shows. (Then again, like a lot of theaters from that era, it probably did both …)

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kateymac01 commented about Des Moines Cinema on Mar 9, 2006 at 7:35 pm

I just discovered that this theater closed TEMPORARILY in December for repairs. It had to close for noncompliance building issues. A bunch of volunteers stepped up to help operator Joel Thomson get the theater into compliance. The theater is expected to reopen this month. Fingers crossed!

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kateymac01 commented about Lakewood Theatre on Feb 28, 2006 at 8:40 am

There is a GREAT letter to the editor in today’s News Tribune:

Lakewood, unite to save landmark theater
by Christine Gould, Lakewood

Published: February 28th, 2006

As a 40-year resident of Lakewood, it breaks my heart seeing the Lakewood Theater disintegrate year after year before my very eyes.

While I realize this edifice is in desperate need of repair and building code upgrades, I do not understand why the citizens of Lakewood haven’t rallied together in order to save such an important part of our local history. Surely, the Norton Clapp family who opened the Lakewood Center in 1937 is as saddened as I am watching this historically significant structure deteriorate.

There are many families who have resided in Lakewood as long as I who have the financial means to contribute toward such a worthy cause. Even though many of us less fortunate souls struggle to make ends meet, individually we could each find a few dollars to spare in an effort to save our wonderful theater.

Look how popular the Tacoma Grand Cinema has become in the last few years; it is refreshing to see unusual movies not normally shown at the “big box” chains. We, too, could have our own version of the Grand, one that would help revitalize Colonial Center and give our city a “heart” once again.

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kateymac01 commented about Villa Plaza 1-2-3 on Feb 27, 2006 at 12:27 pm

My friends at the paper couldn’t find me copies of photos, but they could find me this information:

10501 DAVISSON RD. S.W., Lakewood (original address)

Built:   1969
Notes:   Villa Plaza Cinema I & II
General Cinema Corp., builder
opened 7/1/1969 with “The April Fools” starring Jack Lemmon

The stories from the paper ran the following dates with the following headlines:

TNT 6/18/1969 2-in-1 cinema to have only one manager
TNT 7/1/1969 p.47 New theater opens tonight at Villa Plaza

I will have to go through old microfiche to find photos and complete story text.

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kateymac01 commented about Colonial Theatre on Feb 23, 2006 at 11:48 am

The ad shown at this link — View link — says the theater had “1,000 seats all on one floor” when it opened.

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kateymac01 commented about Midway Drive-In on Feb 22, 2006 at 1:25 pm

FYI: The screen/sign are gone, and construction has begun on the new Lowes store. I couldn’t believe how sad it made me to not see that screen as I drove down Interstate 5.

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kateymac01 commented about Villa Plaza 1-2-3 on Feb 22, 2006 at 1:06 pm

I have some connections at the paper. I’ll see what I can find about that photo. That would be awesome.