Comments from KenLayton

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KenLayton commented about Randall Drive-In on Apr 28, 2014 at 4:57 pm

Interesting to see a converted bus used as a snack bar. Do they plan on building a permanent snack bar building?

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KenLayton commented about Paramount Drive-In Theatres on Apr 26, 2014 at 6:59 pm

Are they open 7 days a week or just Fri-Sat-Sun right now?

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KenLayton commented about Twin City Drive In on Apr 21, 2014 at 11:25 pm

I have Duke Rorda’s phone numbers. Email me at

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KenLayton commented about Circus Drive-In on Apr 19, 2014 at 7:55 pm

It would take a bit of work, but the property looks big enough to twin it. Since there would need to be tree removal and grading work done anyway to open it up again as a single screen, why not go a little further and twin it? Looks like all the original speaker posts and wiring are gone. A modern FM radio transmitter would give you sound. Naturally, you’d have to buy a modern video projector too. Looks like your other expenses would be building a new snack bar/projection/restroom building and a boxoffice building.

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KenLayton commented about 4-D movies coming to L.A. on Apr 13, 2014 at 6:53 pm

Let’s see, the 4th dimension would be smell. Alot of “movies” today already smell and pretty bad at that!

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KenLayton commented about Thunderbird 601 Drive-In on Apr 13, 2014 at 5:31 pm

Are there any real estate company signs posted on the property? If not, then a trip or phone call to your county tax assessor’s office could tell you who owns the property and you could go from there.

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KenLayton commented about McCleary Theater on Apr 13, 2014 at 4:27 pm

A Letter To the Editor in today’s The Olympian newspaper gives some more information on the McCleary Theater:

http://www.theolympian.com/2014/04/13/3084554/some-more-history-about-thibodeau.html?sp=/99/109/208/

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KenLayton commented about Thunderbird 601 Drive-In on Apr 11, 2014 at 10:46 pm

Reopening this theater would be easier than building a new theater. The reason is the zoning is probably still good for this theater.

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KenLayton commented about Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts on Apr 11, 2014 at 7:01 pm

At one time this was operated by Tom Moyer’s Luxury Theatres.

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KenLayton commented about Sunset Drive-In on Apr 11, 2014 at 6:57 pm

I hope you can get this theater rebuilt and open again.

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KenLayton commented about Thunderbird 601 Drive-In on Apr 11, 2014 at 6:53 pm

That would be nice to get this theater open again . :)

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KenLayton commented about Paramount Drive-In Theatres on Apr 11, 2014 at 6:53 pm

Here is their facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/ParamountDriveInTheatres

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KenLayton commented about Skyline Drive-In on Apr 7, 2014 at 5:25 am

The same story also appeared in the March 23, 2014 edition of The Olympian newspaper in Olympia, Washington.

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KenLayton commented about Skyline Drive-In on Apr 6, 2014 at 2:38 am

Today the Tacoma News Tribune ran a story about the Skyline’s 50th season:

http://www.thenewstribune.com/2014/03/23/3133444/sheltons-skyline-drive-in-theater.html?sp=/99/289/&ihp=1

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KenLayton commented about Skyline Drive-In on Apr 6, 2014 at 2:37 am

On Friday March 28, 2014, a power transformer at the theater blew up about 7:00 PM. It knocked the power out not only for the theater, but also for 1400 other customers of P.U.D. # 3. They finally got the power back on at 2:30 in the morning. So unfortunately the theater was unable to open that night due to the lack of power.

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KenLayton commented about Star Theater on Mar 18, 2014 at 3:16 pm

What is the theater now? Is it up for sale? What condition is the building in now?

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KenLayton commented about Fair Oaks Drive-In on Mar 17, 2014 at 3:17 pm

Let’s hope someone can get the theater reopened and in time for a full season too.

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KenLayton commented about Elma Theater on Mar 11, 2014 at 5:52 pm

Website no longer works. Theater still closed.

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KenLayton commented about Neptune Twin Theatre on Feb 16, 2014 at 2:52 am

As of today, February 15, 2013, the theater is fully converted over to video projection.

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KenLayton commented about Chehalis Theater on Feb 16, 2014 at 2:47 am

Theater is still closed, but does have a video projector installed in addition to the original 35mm film equipment.

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KenLayton commented about St. Helens Theatre on Feb 16, 2014 at 2:45 am

I believe the St. Helens Theater closed around 1958 or 1959.

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KenLayton commented about Enumclaw Cinema on Feb 16, 2014 at 2:40 am

Did the theater get converted to video projection yet?

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KenLayton commented about Chalet Theatre on Feb 16, 2014 at 2:39 am

Did this theater convert to video projection yet?

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KenLayton commented about Olympic Theatre faces final curtain on Feb 5, 2014 at 5:57 pm

The studios could care less about mom-and-pop theaters. Nato even said 30% of these theaters would go out of business because they could not afford the digital video projectors.

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KenLayton commented about Shorter trailers coming soon on Feb 4, 2014 at 11:33 pm

There should not be more than 1 trailer anyway.