Comments from KenLayton

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KenLayton commented about Times Theatre on Apr 26, 2017 at 9:51 pm

I’ve now found and scanned my pictures of the Times Theater and added them here.

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KenLayton commented about Elma Theater on Apr 26, 2017 at 7:40 pm

I understand the bank has taken back the theater.

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KenLayton commented about Elwha Theater on Apr 3, 2017 at 8:58 pm

That dimmer would have been for the house lights.

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KenLayton commented about Times Theatre on Apr 1, 2017 at 7:47 am

I’ve got some pictures of this theater in my files. Just need to dig them out and scan them.

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KenLayton commented about G Theatre on Mar 26, 2017 at 12:55 pm

Any more updates?

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KenLayton commented about Liberty Theater on Mar 20, 2017 at 7:35 am

What year did Lucy appear at this theater?

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KenLayton commented about St. Helens Theatre on Mar 19, 2017 at 9:03 pm

All of AaronNi’s photobucket links no longer work.

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KenLayton commented about Peak Drive-In on Mar 13, 2017 at 8:39 am

Looks like this theater had RCA sound system/speakers.

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KenLayton commented about Hi-Way 50 Drive-In on Mar 11, 2017 at 8:43 am

Looks like their original 1.33 ratio screen. Appears all they did to go wide screen was simply paint black upwards and made it a 2:1 ratio. I see speaker posts but no speakers on them. I assume they’ve gone radio sound.

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KenLayton commented about Burlingame Drive-In on Mar 8, 2017 at 8:30 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 9:32 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 12:24 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 10:30 am

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 10:31 am

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 8:37 am

He passed away in July 2016.

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KenLayton commented about Newtown Theatre on Jan 8, 2017 at 7:28 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 12:47 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 10:16 am

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 7:48 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 10:47 am

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 8:44 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 10:05 am

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 9:54 pm

Do they still run some 16mm films?

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KenLayton commented about Yelm Cinemas on Jul 17, 2016 at 8:32 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 8:29 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.