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KenLayton commented about Woodburn theater help on Sep 2, 2008 at 8:03 am

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 8:36 am

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 8:10 am

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 22, 2008 at 8:08 pm

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 8:58 am

Uh-oh. They went video projection. :(

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KenLayton commented about Norwin Cinemas to end 28-year run on Aug 19, 2008 at 5:20 pm

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 2:10 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 3:37 pm

Some information is here:

View link

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KenLayton commented about Lyric Theater on Aug 5, 2008 at 9:57 am

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 2:51 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 10:45 am

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 10:24 am

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 10:13 am

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 15, 2008 at 9:11 pm

Any target opening date yet?

Has the theater finally got a website yet?

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KenLayton commented about Alameda Theatre cuts corners with non-union workers on Jul 9, 2008 at 6:10 pm

Yes, DLP would come under the “video technicians” union of IATSE.

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KenLayton commented about On Line LIVE Theatre Renovation website on Jul 7, 2008 at 3:30 pm

Hmmm….. no movies it appears.

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KenLayton commented about Big-screen giant Imax eyes digital future on Jun 25, 2008 at 10:48 am

With such cost savings, will the ticket prices go down?

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KenLayton commented about Theater wanted on Jun 24, 2008 at 8:02 am

Elma Theater in Elma, Washington is for sale.

www.elmatheater.org

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KenLayton commented about Wanted: Pair of projectors and pair of Altec A7 speakers on Jun 12, 2008 at 2:55 pm

Regal usually has their own crew from Knoxville, Tennessee pull out equipment from theaters they close. When they closed the Capital Mall 4 plex here in Olympia a couple of years ago, Regal had American Cinema Equipment pull the equipment out. I was there for that one.

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KenLayton commented about Wanted: Pair of projectors and pair of Altec A7 speakers on Jun 12, 2008 at 8:24 am

Contact American Cinema Equipment (www.cinequip.com) in Portland, Oregon. They have a huge warehouse of used projection/sound equipment.

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KenLayton commented about First films in over 40 years in Flatonia on Jun 10, 2008 at 8:04 am

So, this will be real (reel) movies or just some videos/dvds?

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KenLayton commented about Sony to offer HDTV events in movie theaters on May 28, 2008 at 8:17 am

Sony should be showing The Partridge Family and I Dream of Jeannie on the big TV screen.

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KenLayton commented about DTS Digital Cinema business sold to Beaufort on May 19, 2008 at 8:02 am

Kinda confusing. Does this mean the digital audio division or the television division?

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KenLayton commented about A car dealership with a movie theater? on May 12, 2008 at 8:03 am

I’m surprised the Indian casinos haven’t done the same thing….yet.

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KenLayton commented about IMAX sells $18 million worth of shares on May 7, 2008 at 10:42 am

I thought IMAX has always been about the big FILM experience not the big tv experience.