Comments from KenLayton

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KenLayton commented about Water Fountain on May 18, 2016 at 1:19 pm

I’ve never seen a drinking fountain like that. It’s gorgeous!

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KenLayton commented about Fox Theatre on May 18, 2016 at 1:17 pm

What a beautiful auditorium!

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KenLayton commented about Route 34 Drive-In, Earlville, IL on May 18, 2016 at 9:45 am

It would appear they still use speakers judging by this picture.

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KenLayton commented about Swap Shop Drive-In on May 18, 2016 at 9:43 am

I’d like to see an ariel picture of the theater property now. With 14 screens it would be mighty impressive!

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KenLayton commented about D & R Theatre on May 15, 2016 at 11:16 pm

The group who had previously tried to restore the theater (called the Harbor Arts Foundation), did have tons of pictures of the interior of the theater as they found it in 2005. I remember they had specific pictures of the back stage, dressing rooms, projection booth, snack bar, etc on their website back then. The pictures have all vanished since the demise of the group and their website. All that is left of their website is at the wayback machine.

http://web.archive.org/web/20060203145136/http://harborartsfoundation.org/

Unfortunately, the current theater owners have posted very few pictures at all of the interior as it is now (restored). I’d like to see current pix of the projection booth interior and back stage.

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KenLayton commented about Verne Drive-In on May 15, 2016 at 11:02 pm

Modern digital video projector.

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KenLayton commented about Miller Theatre, Augusta GA on May 14, 2016 at 11:36 pm

Looks like this theater was equipped for stereo sound judging by all the amplifier racks.

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KenLayton commented about Miller Theatre, Augusta GA on May 14, 2016 at 11:34 pm

Looks like RCA/Brenkert BX-100 projector heads sitting on top of RCA MI-9050 sound heads.

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KenLayton commented about D & R Theatre on May 13, 2016 at 12:16 pm

This is the latest version of the boxoffice from the mid 1940’s I believe. It is now fully restored. I call it the “Pacman” boxoffice because of the unusual shape.

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KenLayton commented about D & R Theatre on May 13, 2016 at 9:39 am

Yes the theater has been re-opened again and has a new website:

http://www.dandrtheatre.rocks/

Be sure to check out the “history” and “neighbors” pages there. :)

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KenLayton commented about Monaco Drive In on May 3, 2016 at 9:16 pm

Yup, that’s definitely a REED brand speaker.

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KenLayton commented about Elm Road Triple Drive-In on Apr 15, 2016 at 9:06 pm

Big screen television.

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KenLayton commented about Elm Road Triple Drive-In on Apr 15, 2016 at 9:05 pm

Those are Motiograph bakelite speakers!

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KenLayton commented about Sunset Drive-In on Apr 1, 2016 at 12:56 pm

Nice to see them still using speakers.

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KenLayton commented about View from the stage on Jan 30, 2016 at 8:35 pm

In the picture above, the balcony has a glassed-in smoking room on the left side and a cry room on the right side. The smoking room even had it’s own ventilation system and super deluxe chairs.

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KenLayton commented about Silverdale 4 Cinemas on Jan 26, 2016 at 9:14 pm

This theater closed last week.A church bought it and is now in the process of converting the theater into a church.

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KenLayton commented about Hub Theater on Jan 24, 2016 at 10:29 am

The seven pictures I shot of this theater back in 1999 are all I have posted here. I wanted to get inside it to photograph the interior, but was never able to do so.

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KenLayton commented about AMC Loews Lakewood Towne Center 12 on Jan 10, 2016 at 10:21 am

I believe this has two snack bars, one at each building.

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KenLayton commented about Rodeo Drive-In on Dec 7, 2015 at 10:29 pm

Something unprecedented in the history of the Rodeo Drive-In Theater: They are reopening in the winter on December 17, 2015 for a 4 week run of the new Star Wars movie!

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KenLayton commented about Elma Theater on Dec 6, 2015 at 4:09 pm

Perhaps this will help you:

http://www.coldwellbankerbain.com/Homes/WA/Elma/133-4th-St-98541/347037

I understand the husband and wife who bought it live in Montesano. That is the next town to the west of Elma.

Perhaps the Grays Harbor County Assessor’s Office can help with the names of the theater’s owners.

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KenLayton commented about Historic Theatre News: A $24.3 Million Plan to Restore Tacoma’s Historic Pantages Theater on Nov 19, 2015 at 10:26 pm

This theater is located in Tacoma, Washington.

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KenLayton commented about Elma Theater on Nov 19, 2015 at 9:14 pm

Still closed and boarded up.

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KenLayton commented about Roxy Theatre on Sep 26, 2015 at 9:25 am

This is indeed very good news! I’d like to see some more pictures of this theater.

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KenLayton commented about State Theater on Jun 22, 2015 at 10:40 pm

I can tell you as I worked there (1977 to 1990) how the tri-plexing was done. The theater was originally designed with stadium seating (no balcony). The back half of the auditorium was walled off from the main floor. Then the walled off section was split into two auditoriums of about 100 seats each. The main auditorium held 500 seats after the tri-plexing was done by Tom Moyer Luxury Theatres. From my brief look after it was converted into live theater, ALL of the interior of the auditorium was changed. You would not recognize the interior of the auditorium anymore from the way it originally opened in 1949. The lobby is still somewhat intact though.

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KenLayton commented about Elma Theater on May 31, 2015 at 9:37 am

Google is now listing this theater as permanently closed. :(