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KenLayton commented about Skyline Drive-In on Apr 6, 2014 at 9:25 pm

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 5, 2014 at 6:38 pm

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 5, 2014 at 6:37 pm

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 8:16 am

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 8:17 am

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 10:52 am

Website no longer works. Theater still closed.

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KenLayton commented about Neptune Twin Theatre on Feb 15, 2014 at 6:52 pm

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 15, 2014 at 6:47 pm

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 15, 2014 at 6:45 pm

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

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KenLayton commented about Enumclaw Cinema on Feb 15, 2014 at 6:40 pm

Did the theater get converted to video projection yet?

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KenLayton commented about Chalet Theatre on Feb 15, 2014 at 6:39 pm

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 9:57 am

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 3:33 pm

There should not be more than 1 trailer anyway.

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KenLayton commented about Drive-in to reopen in Paramount on Feb 1, 2014 at 8:11 pm

This is indeed good news to hear of a drive-in theater re-opening! :)

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KenLayton commented about Paramount does away with film on Jan 27, 2014 at 12:17 pm

Paramount is still shipping 35mm prints to foreign countries. No studio can afford to lose the lucrative foreign boxoffice revenue. Many foreign countries still use 35mm film so the studios must continue shipping them 35mm prints.

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KenLayton commented about Merry Christmas from Cinema Treasures on Dec 25, 2013 at 9:53 am

I notice that now when you click on “Updated Theaters” it only shows open theaters. It used to show all updated theaters whether open, closed, or otherwise. Now we’re stuck with just looking at open theaters.

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KenLayton commented about Fox Theatre on Dec 14, 2013 at 10:00 pm

There are now pictures posted on their Facebook page of the new awning all lit up. It sure is colorful!

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KenLayton commented about Fox Theatre on Dec 11, 2013 at 9:32 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 5, 2013 at 10:34 pm

I have not come across any flamings at all.

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KenLayton commented about Twilight Theatre on Nov 21, 2013 at 2:29 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 9:29 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 9:15 am

Still closed.

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KenLayton commented about Elma Theater on Nov 11, 2013 at 9:27 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 10:40 am

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 Oct 31, 2013 at 10:49 pm

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.