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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?
Wow, what a fantastic paint job on the screen tower! :)
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?
I’m assuming they are using radio sound now? I don’t see any speakers on the posts.
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 Another way around it is to say the original “entity” United Artists Theaters no longer exists so this clause is no longer valid.
He passed away in July 2016.
Looks like this theater could use a marquee.
I wonder what will take it’s place?
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.
The new seats are now installed. They are electric recliners. The theater also got a remodeling and new carpet throughout the building.
The new electric reclining seats are being installed right now. They are starting with auditoriums 1 through 7 first.
The building is indeed in pretty good condition. If you go down the side alley, the “stage door” is still there.
Wow, that building is in pretty bad shape inside.
Do they still run some 16mm films?
They recently installed new recliner seats in the entire complex.
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.
Formerly known as the South Shore Mall 4 theater.
From what I’ve heard, the new owner lives in the theater and it is definitely closed.
Color scheme and layout of this auditorium looks like an Act 3 Theaters theater building.
Judging by all the broken windows, it looks like the building is abandoned.
The building is in very good condition and maintained.
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.
This is where the projector were placed when the theater was a single screen.
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.
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: