Comments from KenLayton

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KenLayton commented about Burlingame Drive-In on Mar 8, 2017 at 10:30 pm

When did they stop using speakrs and make the switch to radio sound? Once they got radio sound, did they start with AM then later switch to FM? Or were they always AM?

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KenLayton commented about Redwood Drive-In on Mar 2, 2017 at 11:32 am

Wow, what a fantastic paint job on the screen tower! :)

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KenLayton commented about Wilma Theater on Feb 7, 2017 at 2:24 pm

Wasn’t this the theater that Andy Crow would run 16mm silents on an old Bell & Howell 140 carbon arc projector?

Was Marshall Woodbridge involved with this theater?

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KenLayton commented about Fiesta Drive-In Screen on Jan 30, 2017 at 12:30 pm

I’m assuming they are using radio sound now? I don’t see any speakers on the posts.

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KenLayton commented about Larchmont, NY - Petition Urges Regal Cinemas to Lift Restrictions on Larchmont Playhouse Purchase on Jan 14, 2017 at 12:31 pm

What the guy should do is run first run product anyway and let Regal sue them. The resultant bad press from the uproar of the people would force Regal to allow first run there. Another way around it is to say the original “entity” United Artists Theaters no longer exists so this clause is no longer valid.

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KenLayton commented about Andy Crow on Jan 9, 2017 at 10:37 am

He passed away in July 2016.

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KenLayton commented about Newtown Theatre on Jan 8, 2017 at 9:28 pm

Looks like this theater could use a marquee.

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KenLayton commented about Bloomington, MN - Mall of America to close movie theater this year on Dec 22, 2016 at 2:47 pm

I wonder what will take it’s place?

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KenLayton commented about Kankakee, IL - Paramount ditches old seating for recliners on Dec 18, 2016 at 12:16 pm

A local megaplex did the recliners and went from houses that had 150 seats before down to 70 seats after the conversion. Now they have reserved seating only too! And naturally an increase in ticket prices again. All the more reason to stay home in my opinion.

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KenLayton commented about Century Olympia 14 on Dec 3, 2016 at 9:48 am

The new seats are now installed. They are electric recliners. The theater also got a remodeling and new carpet throughout the building.

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KenLayton commented about Century Olympia 14 on Aug 30, 2016 at 12:47 pm

The new electric reclining seats are being installed right now. They are starting with auditoriums 1 through 7 first.

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KenLayton commented about Montesano Theater on Aug 14, 2016 at 10:44 am

The building is indeed in pretty good condition. If you go down the side alley, the “stage door” is still there.

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KenLayton commented about Worcester, MA - A rare look inside Worcester's abandoned Paris Cinema on Aug 4, 2016 at 12:05 pm

Wow, that building is in pretty bad shape inside.

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KenLayton commented about Nashville, TN - Belcourt Theater's Dramatic Remodel Expands Cultural Reach — And Accessibility on Jul 27, 2016 at 11:54 pm

Do they still run some 16mm films?

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KenLayton commented about Yelm Cinemas on Jul 17, 2016 at 10:32 am

They recently installed new recliner seats in the entire complex.

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KenLayton commented about Washington Center for the Performing Arts on Jul 17, 2016 at 10:29 am

Andy Crow, well-known Pacific Northwest organist who restored the pipe organ in this theater, passed away a few days ago. The pipe organ has been renamed the “Andy Crow Wurlitzer” in his memory. He will receive a posthumous award later in the year for his many years of playing music for silent movies in this and other theaters.

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KenLayton commented about Riverside Cinema on Jul 16, 2016 at 9:13 pm

Formerly known as the South Shore Mall 4 theater.

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KenLayton commented about G Theatre on Jul 15, 2016 at 5:01 pm

From what I’ve heard, the new owner lives in the theater and it is definitely closed.

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KenLayton commented about Moonlight interior #1 on Jul 14, 2016 at 12:22 pm

Color scheme and layout of this auditorium looks like an Act 3 Theaters theater building.

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KenLayton commented about Pix Theater on Jul 12, 2016 at 11:21 pm

Judging by all the broken windows, it looks like the building is abandoned.

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KenLayton commented about Liberty Theater on Jul 6, 2016 at 1:13 am

The building is in very good condition and maintained.

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KenLayton commented about Booth trap door on May 29, 2016 at 10:20 pm

There was a block-and-tackle mounted in the ceiling directly above this trap door. This was so the projectionist could tie a rope to the carrying handles on the film shipping cans and hoist the heavy film cans into the booth.

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KenLayton commented about Original portholes on May 29, 2016 at 10:17 pm

This is where the projector were placed when the theater was a single screen.

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KenLayton commented about Vertical sign on May 29, 2016 at 10:16 pm

Notice the metal ladders attached to each side of the sign. This was so a person could climb on the sign to change light bulbs.

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KenLayton commented about Chehalis Theatre on May 29, 2016 at 9:40 pm

The theater has been sold and the new owners plan to re-open this theater sometime in August 2016. The Centralia Chronicle has a story about this:

http://www.chronline.com/the-show-will-go-on-at-the-chehalis-theater-after/article_e5db8fec-2366-11e6-96cd-471952e64608.html