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Since the “movies” will already be in a video format, the pirates will have an easy job pirating the latest ‘movie’. Theaters won’t even be needed anymore.
And in this ‘rural’ farming community this theater charges $9.50 admission vs much less at the existing theaters. Ten screens at this theater in addition to five screens at three other existing theaters is too many for that market.
Only a fraction of theaters have gone to video projection.
Who would want their movie experience disrupted by out-of-control teenapers?
Meanwhile the little guy is left out in the cold.
Sorry, western Washington is way overbuilt now. Too many screens.
So they turn the movie-going experience into your living room experience. Might as well just stay home. At least at home you can mute the commercials.
Since they run tv commercials at the theater, then the admission should be free!
Probably using it as an experiment to work the bugs out of the television projectors.
The forums at www.bigscreenbiz.com are where to go for all that information.
Didn’t that same company send out this exact same press release a year ago?
Someone wanted to buy the theater and add screens? So these guys would rather close the place than sell it to someone who would expand it and add more movie screens?
www.bigscreenbiz.com forums would be a good start.
Check out the restored single screen Chehalis Theater in Chehalis, Washington. I helped restore the projection booth there. It is a successful first run single screen theater again after it had been converted into a video rental store.
The oasiscinemas.com is now retired and changed to www.farawayentertainment.com
They just took over the Admiral Twin Theater in west Seattle too.
I thought “digital cinema” was supposed to be the salvation of all theater’s problems? It was supposed to magically bring in thousands of customers. :rolleyes:
I used to service this theater. Roughly 200 to 225 each house.
Uh-oh. They went video projection. :(
Closing because it didn’t ‘upgrade’ to the big screen tv experience?
Closing because of crappy Hollywood movies is more like it.
I noticed there’s no pictures of the projection booth after the restoration. Are they showing these classics on 35mm film or have they gone the video route?
Some information is here:
I’d like to see some pictures of the inside of this theater, including projection booth.
This theater is currently being used as a church. The Galaxy 10 plex down the street from this theater is all video projection. I’ve been hearing nothing but complaints about that new theater and how screwed up the video projectors are.
And Regal’s high prices are driving away people too.
This is the same Trans-Lux that gave us Felix the Cat, Speed Racer, and The Mighty Hercules tv cartoons.
This is NOT the first all television theater to open in the Puget Sound area. Galaxy Theaters opened a 10 plex months ago in Gig Harbor (and it’s having equipment problems). Cinetopia has a theater complex in Vancouver that’s been open for almost two years.
Any target opening date yet?
Has the theater finally got a website yet?