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KenLayton commented about Vintage Box Office Magazine issues on Aug 10, 2006 at 1:07 pm

Donate them to www.film-tech.com where they will be cared for properly.

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KenLayton commented about Showbox Theater fire on Aug 9, 2006 at 8:15 pm

According to tv news reports today, the fire department confirmed the fire was started by a motor that caught fire inside an HVAC unit. Damage estimates are $250,000 to the building, but the building is still open for business while repairs take place.

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KenLayton commented about Theater screen material wanted on Aug 9, 2006 at 1:44 pm

Theater screen manufacturers will make screen material in any size needed as all theaters are different. Contact these folks:

Harkness Hall (540) 370-1590 www.harknesshall.com

Hurley Screen (410) 838-0036 www.hurleyscreen.com (in Maryland)

Technikote Screen (718) 624-6429 www.technikote.com

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KenLayton commented about Cinemark Buys Century Theatres on Aug 8, 2006 at 8:30 pm

I heard the rumored purchase price was 1 Billion!

Well I guess that means Century is down the crapper now.

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KenLayton commented about Looking for a theater for sale in Southern California on Aug 7, 2006 at 7:56 pm

I beleive the Theater in Blythe, Calif is for sale.

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KenLayton commented about Urgent - Theaters Wanted on Aug 7, 2006 at 2:01 pm

Bigscreenbiz.com forums (“The Lobby” section) has a thread going on theaters for sale/lease with quite a few listings now. Worth checking out.

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KenLayton commented about Mount St. Helens Cinedome on Jul 22, 2006 at 3:06 pm

A few years ago they installed conventional 35mm theater projectors in addition to the Imax stuff. The Imax movies weren’t generating enough revenue so they reverted to regular 35mm first run movies.

By the way, the asking price for this theater is way too high!

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KenLayton commented about Lincoln Plaza Cinema on Jul 21, 2006 at 1:09 pm

It was indeed operated by General Cinemas Corp.

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KenLayton commented about Lincoln Plaza Cinema on Jul 21, 2006 at 1:08 pm

Lincoln Plaza 8 is available for lease or sale. This theater had THX certified auditoriums. I’d sure like to see this theater reopened. Someone is taking good care of the place now. The grounds are meticulously trimmed/cleaned and the building is kept free of graffitti/vandalism.

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KenLayton commented about Lincoln Plaza Cinema on Jul 21, 2006 at 2:05 am

Corey:

You’re thinking of the Tacoma Mall Twin theater that was demolished two years ago. Krispy Kreme replaced that theater.

This 8 plex Lincoln Plaza has been closed for several years.

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KenLayton commented about New stewards for Needles Theater on Jul 17, 2006 at 1:06 pm

This is very good news indeed! I wish you good luck and much success with this project. If there are no large chain-owned theaters in your area, I’ve heard that Regal Cinemas has sometimes donated equipment (projection, sound, seats, concession, etc.) to projects like this. You need to contact Regal Cinemas corporate HQ in Knoxville, Tennessee and talk to the west coast operations person about getting a donation. Regal just donated some equipment to the single screen Roxy Theater in Morton, Washington (check out their theater at www.firemac.org))

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KenLayton commented about Drive-ins to go digital? on Jul 17, 2006 at 12:33 pm

Norelco didn’t say the power went out. He said the storm knocked out the video system. Video projectors like the computer that controls it are sensitive to power line spikes/noise and brownouts. The storm probably scrambled/corrurpted/damaged the video system. Probably blew out the main computer control board and power supply I would think. This would certainly not have affected a film projection setup.

In my area of the country, Washington state, any power outages we experience at theaters is usually after 9 pm.

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KenLayton commented about Valley 6 Drive-In on Jul 14, 2006 at 8:30 pm

Joannaliz:
You owe it to yourself to check out the Rodeo 3 drive-in over on highway 3 next to the Bremerton airport. The picture and sound quality will blow you away. They have brand new playground equipment for the kids too. They also have an extensive menu of food to please every taste.

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KenLayton commented about Valley 6 Drive-In on Jul 14, 2006 at 8:29 pm

Joannaliz:
You owe it to yourself to check out the Rodeo 3 drive-in over on highway 3 next to the Bremerton airport. The picture and sound quality will blow you away. They have brand new playground equipment for the kids too. They also have an extensive menu of food to please every taste.

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KenLayton commented about San Diego's outdoor cinema on Jul 14, 2006 at 8:23 pm

Is this actual film or are they just showing videos?

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KenLayton commented about Documentary on Film Exhibition Network in Russia on Jul 14, 2006 at 12:53 pm

So this is a documentary video not a film?

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KenLayton commented about Help with some Northwest cinemas on Jul 12, 2006 at 2:14 pm

I live in the Pacific Northwest and I’ve never heard that name before. What city/state are these theaters in? The most well known and prolific theater operator here in the northwest is Tom Moyer.

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KenLayton commented about Gem Theatre on Jul 8, 2006 at 1:23 pm

Seems that the theater website has disappeared. Digital-textures.com has gone out of business. :(

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KenLayton commented about Eltrym Historic Theater on Jul 1, 2006 at 3:01 pm

The theater owner is still in a dispute with the city about installing a full sprinkler system in this theater. Check out this newspaper story:
View link

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KenLayton commented about Drive-ins to go digital? on Jun 30, 2006 at 2:36 pm

More marketing hype for big screen tv.

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KenLayton commented about Anyone have any theater seat covers for out of order seats? on Jun 19, 2006 at 2:31 pm

That should be www.cyyoungind.com instead, sorry for the typo.

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KenLayton commented about Anyone have any theater seat covers for out of order seats? on Jun 19, 2006 at 2:30 pm

Check with theater seat refurbisher/parts supplier, Cy Young Industries, www.cyyoundind.com

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KenLayton commented about D & R Theatre on May 30, 2006 at 1:51 pm

Bill Gates gave $5 million to the Admiral Theater in Bremerton. Maybe they should check into that angle.

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KenLayton commented about Help with pro forma on cinema/drafthouse on May 24, 2006 at 8:37 pm

Here in the Pacific Northwest, the McMenamin family is very successful with their “brew pub” style theaters. Check out their site at www.mcmenamin.com

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KenLayton commented about Blue Fox Drive-In on May 13, 2006 at 2:04 pm

Theater also has a great go-kart track, train rides for the kiddies, and a seperate huge arcade gamme room building. Snack bar was recently remodeled and is very beautiful. The kitchen was enlarged (food is excellent!) with more pizza ovens and hamburger grills. A new restroom building was built and the restrooms are fully handicap accessible.

Theater has FM stereo radio sound only. There is no marquue or reader board out by the main highway to direct you in so just look for the giant screen tower. You have to drive up to the old boxoffice to see the titles of what’s playing. Tickets are now sold out of a drive up window at the snack bar.