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And don’t forget the city and state will get involved.
Also try Signatrol (no website, Signatrol.com now goes to some company in England making data loggers) at 714 Garfield Park, Danville, Illinois 61832 phone: (217) 446-1160, Fax: (217) 446-1166
They make the model 20 and 30 high speed border chasers. Again you might be able to use parts from their model to fix yours or simply purchase a new chaser. Most sign ordinances will allow you to repair the chase function by installing replacement parts (like a new chaser altogether, hint hint). It’s hidden inside the sign anyway.
You could buy a new replacement chaser from a competitor company like FMS Corporation (www.fmsneon.com) and their model 33 chasers/flashers. Maybe the contacts from their chasers will work in yours?
$35 for a ticket! How much will the city take in admissions tax?
Have you contacted the manufacturer?
Time-O-Matic (Watchfire Signs)
1015 Maple Street
Danville, Ill. 61832-0850
Phone: 1-800-637-2645 or (217) 442-0611
www.timeomatic.com (redirects to watchfiresigns.com)
Model two was made in two version: 3 circuit (model 2-6133 or 16378) and 4 circuit (model 2-6144 or 16379).
The parts you are looking for are:
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McRae Theatre Equipment is located right there in Seattle and they have plenty of equipment for sale. They’ll have exactly what you need. Their phone number is (206) 285-8393 and fax is (206) 285-8375. Tell them Ken Layton in Olympia sent you.
If conventional sloped floor seating is laid out and staggered properly, there won’t be a person’s head in front of you.
A well laid out conventional sloped floor seating is superior to stadium any day. Plus handicaps can sit just about anywhere and you don’t have to install elevators.
Stadium seating sucks.
Yes, even ‘directory’ listings in the paper are paid advertising. Several years ago, Regal and other major chains greatly cut back on big display ads. The cost was simply getting to be to great.
Considering they bombard you with the same damn trailers in the lobby as you see umpteen billion times before a movie, there’s no need for the newspaper anymore.
That’s a copyrighted photograph from page 67 of the book, “Movie Palaces: Survivors of An Elegant Era” by Ave Pildas (ISBN 0-517-53857-1
Another gimmick to jack up prices. It’s too expensive to go out to the movies now.
And at a substantial increase in both ticket prices and snack bar prices to pay for the big tv sets.
It’s interesting to read the comments on that November 2007 newspaper story, especially the last one.
longislandmovies is right. The Plaza Twin (now called Historic Orchard) is only 5 miles away from the now closed Charleston Theater in Bremerton. The Charleston tried art house movies and went broke. They even gave away tickets trying to get people to the theater. It didn’t work and the theater closed. For goodness sake, Port orchard and Bremerton area is a Navy town. There are so many military folks and military jobs there. Military people aren’t interested in artsy-fartsy movies.
The city of Tacoma on the other hand has a great art house (the Tacoma Grand Theater) with three screens. It does great business and they program it well.
The rest of the theaters in this chain are at www.oasiscinemas.com
And now Art Zabel former owner and who’s family built the Capitol Theater has passed away at age 91. It was announced in Feb 2, 2008 Olympian newspaper
I contributed some of the photos and information to Arthur Allen’s Drive-ins of Western Washington site.
City of Olympia sign ordinances are very restrictive. I’d be very surprised if a vertical sign was allowed.
Yeh those same striking writers gave us those stinkers like Bewitched, Underdog, and Pluto Nash as examples.
High production costs are making it harder and harder to make a movie in the USA. It’s high time the studios moved all production to Mexico where costs are considerably cheaper. In fact I’d be willing to say there are probably tons of talented and creative writers in Mexico that would give us fresh ideas and stories.
Those big screen tv’s are still too expensive for theaters to buy. It looks like you’re watching a soap opera on those things.
Abandoned asylums sometimes have theaters.
Isn’t there any projection equipment there now?
Try the forums at www.bigscreenbiz.com as many theater owners hang out there.
Yes, I also would have liked to see pictures of the inside of the projection booth (box), lobby, and restrooms.
That flood must have been because there was no electricity to run the sump pumps.
Here’s a link to the story and pictures of the new marquee all lit up: