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KenLayton commented about Half of UK theaters in danger of closing in five years on Oct 23, 2008 at 9:43 pm

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.

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KenLayton commented about New theater may revitalize mall on Oct 17, 2008 at 4:45 pm

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.

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KenLayton commented about U.S. movie theaters going digital on Oct 13, 2008 at 11:37 pm

Only a fraction of theaters have gone to video projection.

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KenLayton commented about Multiplex battles landlord over termination payment on Oct 7, 2008 at 11:36 pm

Who would want their movie experience disrupted by out-of-control teenapers?

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KenLayton commented about Wall Street financing massive digital conversion program on Oct 6, 2008 at 7:27 pm

Meanwhile the little guy is left out in the cold.

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KenLayton commented about Major Hollywood Studios behind major 3D digital rollout on Oct 4, 2008 at 11:09 pm

Sorry, western Washington is way overbuilt now. Too many screens.

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KenLayton commented about Major Hollywood Studios behind major 3D digital rollout on Oct 4, 2008 at 2:41 pm

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!

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KenLayton commented about Extensive remodeling and new amenities for Fredericksburg Theatre on Sep 20, 2008 at 4:08 pm

Probably using it as an experiment to work the bugs out of the television projectors.

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KenLayton commented about Single screen theater for sale? on Sep 17, 2008 at 4:20 pm

The forums at www.bigscreenbiz.com are where to go for all that information.

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KenLayton commented about Village Roadshow to bring theater luxury up another notch on Sep 11, 2008 at 6:56 am

Didn’t that same company send out this exact same press release a year ago?

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KenLayton commented about Drexel Grandview to close on Sep 5, 2008 at 4:55 pm

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?

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KenLayton commented about Woodburn theater help on Sep 2, 2008 at 4:03 pm

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.

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KenLayton commented about Dragonfly Cinema on Aug 29, 2008 at 4:36 pm

The oasiscinemas.com is now retired and changed to www.farawayentertainment.com

They just took over the Admiral Twin Theater in west Seattle too.

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KenLayton commented about Plaza Twin to close on Aug 26, 2008 at 4:10 pm

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:

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KenLayton commented about Admiral Theatre on Aug 23, 2008 at 4:08 am

I used to service this theater. Roughly 200 to 225 each house.

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KenLayton commented about Roseway Theater reopens on Aug 22, 2008 at 4:58 pm

Uh-oh. They went video projection. :(

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KenLayton commented about Norwin Cinemas to end 28-year run on Aug 20, 2008 at 1:20 am

Closing because it didn’t ‘upgrade’ to the big screen tv experience?

Closing because of crappy Hollywood movies is more like it.

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KenLayton commented about Once in a lifetime film event at the restored Plaza Theatre in El Paso Texas on Aug 15, 2008 at 10:10 pm

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?

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KenLayton commented about Brenkert c14 spot light circa 1930 on Aug 6, 2008 at 11:37 pm

Some information is here:

View link

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KenLayton commented about Lyric Theater on Aug 5, 2008 at 5:57 pm

I’d like to see some pictures of the inside of this theater, including projection booth.

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KenLayton commented about Gig Harbor Cinemas on Aug 4, 2008 at 10:51 pm

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.

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KenLayton commented about Regal profit falls; digital upgrade advances on Jul 29, 2008 at 6:45 pm

And Regal’s high prices are driving away people too.

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KenLayton commented about Trans-Lux sells entertainment division on Jul 24, 2008 at 6:24 pm

This is the same Trans-Lux that gave us Felix the Cat, Speed Racer, and The Mighty Hercules tv cartoons.

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KenLayton commented about AMC opening Northwest's first all-digital cineplex on Jul 22, 2008 at 6:13 pm

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.

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KenLayton commented about D & R Theatre on Jul 16, 2008 at 5:11 am

Any target opening date yet?

Has the theater finally got a website yet?