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KenLayton commented about Fox Theatre on Dec 11, 2013 at 11:32 pm

Pictures of the new awning and neon signage are now on their facebook page. The new awning was just installed yesterday and I hear it’s fantastic. It was made by a sign company in Sacramento, California.

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KenLayton commented about *** Comments and Behavior On This Site *** on Dec 6, 2013 at 12:34 am

I have not come across any flamings at all.

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KenLayton commented about Twilight Theatre on Nov 21, 2013 at 4:29 pm

A 55 foot wide screen is gonna take a lot of light to light it up, probably around 7,000 watts.

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KenLayton commented about Twilight Theatre on Nov 21, 2013 at 11:29 am

Does anyone know if a new theater ever did get built?

Joe Vogel: The links in your July 5, 2009 comment have now gone bad.

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KenLayton commented about Mount St. Helens Cinedome on Nov 21, 2013 at 11:15 am

Still closed.

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KenLayton commented about Elma Theater on Nov 11, 2013 at 11:27 pm

The theater website does not appear to work any more. It’s been that way at least three weeks.

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KenLayton commented about Acme Theater on Nov 3, 2013 at 12:40 pm

Opened on March 18, 1908. Had a stage for vaudeville acts and showed movies. In late 1914 the theater closed because of slow business. On February 3, 1915 the theater reopened. Sadly, business went slow again and the theater closed permanently on May 23, 1916. It sat vacant for a few years then in 1920 got converted into a six lane bowling alley called Adam’s Lanes. The building was much wider than shown in the only picture I have. It was two stories high and the upper floor was offices and apartments. The bowling alley continued to operate into the mid 1970’s then around 1976 the building was torn down and has been a parking lot ever since. King Solomon’s Reef restaurant is right next door to where the theater/bowling alley used to be.

There were four other theaters not currectly on Cinematreasures located near the Acme: Bijou (1908), Lyric (1914), Novelty (1908, and it only lasted 6 months), and the grand dame of all the theaters we had in Olympia, the Olympia Opera House (1890-1925, a.k.a. Olympia Theater in it’s later years).

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KenLayton commented about Kelso Theater Pub on Nov 1, 2013 at 12:49 am

When I was in there in 1999, the projection equipment was Ballantyne Pro 35 projector head, Ballantyne Model 7 soundhead, Ballantyne VIP pedestal, Strong Super Lume-x xenon lamphouse.

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KenLayton commented about Gem Theatre on Oct 31, 2013 at 4:16 pm

If there is some work being done on the building now, can someone please get some information about it? Perhaps it’s a preservation group doing it and it would be nice to have a website link or facebook page about it. Some pictures would be nice too. :)

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KenLayton commented about Gem Theatre on Oct 30, 2013 at 11:51 pm

Anyone else have pictures of this theater? The old Digital Textures website had some real good pictures of this theater, but that website is long gone.

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KenLayton commented about First Theater on Oct 26, 2013 at 12:30 pm

Sad to see this building now. Anyone have pictures when this theater was open? By the way, back in the nitrate days fire department regulations had limits on how much nitrate film footage could be kept on the property. So if there were nitrate prints left over that the distributor never picked up, the footage had to be removed or destroyed. Hence that’s why they got burnt outside.

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KenLayton commented about 3 Classic Horror Films on the Big Screen - Loew's Jersey Theatre on Oct 26, 2013 at 12:02 pm

I’m assuming these are 35mm prints and not being shown on video?

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KenLayton commented about IMAX upgrades explained on Oct 24, 2013 at 12:07 pm

Nothing can top IMAX film. All we get today is “Lie-Max” video projection.

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KenLayton commented about Star Vu Drive-In on Oct 22, 2013 at 7:41 pm

Here is their facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/STARVUDRIVEIN

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KenLayton commented about Portland ranked No. 1 best city for movie lovers on Oct 18, 2013 at 3:20 pm

What drive-in theater are they talking about in Portland?

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KenLayton commented about Oak Harbor Cinemas on Oct 18, 2013 at 12:12 pm

Their Anacortes Cinemas and their Ocean Shores cinemas are also for sale.

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KenLayton commented about Skyline Drive-in on Oct 17, 2013 at 5:17 pm

ORC 4000 watt xenon lamphouse.

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KenLayton commented about Skyline Drive-in on Oct 17, 2013 at 5:16 pm

Looks like a Simplex model E-7 projector head bolted to a Simplex model SH-1000 sound head.

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KenLayton commented about Skyline Drive-in on Oct 17, 2013 at 5:14 pm

Looks like RCA 1050 soundheads with Simplex projector heads.

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KenLayton commented about 10 Great Drive-Ins on Oct 9, 2013 at 12:10 pm

The story forgot to mention that the Rodeo 3 drive-in has a fantastic playground for the kids with all new commercial playground equipment.

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KenLayton commented about Moonlite Theatre on Oct 6, 2013 at 3:46 pm

I’ve found their Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/abingdonmoonlite

Something about the 35mm projector breaking and not being able to repair it.

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KenLayton commented about Moonlite Theatre on Oct 6, 2013 at 12:24 pm

Hey Chuck1231, I just tried calling their phone number too. Yup you are right. The recording says closed for repairs. Didn’t sound too hopeful.

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KenLayton commented about Moonlite Theatre on Oct 6, 2013 at 2:21 am

The website is no good any more. Just goes to a go daddy this site for sale.

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KenLayton commented about Waucomah Theatre on Oct 5, 2013 at 8:19 pm

The street view is wrong. About six clicks of the arrow to the right (towards the traffic signals) will bring you to the theater. The tiles along the front of the building match those in the photographs.

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KenLayton commented about Twin City Drive In on Oct 5, 2013 at 11:19 am

Arthur Allen’s “Drive In Theaters of Western Washington” website had tons of drive in theater pictures. Unfortunately, it was hosted on GeoCities and disappeared several years ago. A mirror of it is here with some additional pictures of the Twin City Drive-In theater:

http://www.oocities.org/hollywood/Pavillion/2216/TwinCity.html

Granted, not all of the pictures got archived, but lots of information is still there.