Comments from KenLayton

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KenLayton commented about Tacoma Mall Twin Theatre on Aug 1, 2007 at 9:34 am

The Krappy Kreme doughnuts is doing considerably less business than the theater ever did. The Mall was stupid to have ever demolished this wonderful theater.

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KenLayton commented about Raymond Theatre on Aug 1, 2007 at 9:30 am

Theater has reopened.

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KenLayton commented about Tacoma Mall Twin Theatre on Aug 1, 2007 at 8:48 am

The Krispy Kreme doughnuts store that replaced this theater is deserted nowadays.

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KenLayton commented about D & R Theatre on Jul 24, 2007 at 9:29 am

I found a theater in Pacific Beach that I hadn’t even known existed on the Jones site.

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KenLayton commented about Need cup holders for theater seats on Jul 3, 2007 at 8:26 am

You want Cy Young Industries. they manufacture about 90% of the cupholders and cupholder retrofits out there for theater seats.

Check out www.cyyoungind.com –> Cinema Products –> Cupholders

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KenLayton commented about Somerville Theatre Summer Film Series on Jun 30, 2007 at 8:11 am

So….are all these actually going to be 35mm prints or are they shown on video (yuch)?

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KenLayton commented about DRIVE-IN SUPER MONSTERMANIA Sept. 7-8 on Jun 21, 2007 at 8:14 am

I’m a little confused here. In one paragraph you say these are 35mm film prints. Yet in another sentence you refer people to a DVD site. So is this going to be a film presentation or just another big screen tv showing?

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KenLayton commented about Valley 6 Drive-In on Jun 20, 2007 at 3:56 pm

It’s been “down for repairs” almost two years from what I understand.

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KenLayton commented about Wanted: 16mm Carbon Arc Projector on Jun 18, 2007 at 8:09 am

You might have some luck on the forums at http://16mmfilmtalk.com and www.film-center.com

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KenLayton commented about Sky-Vue Drive-in construction under way on Jun 8, 2007 at 3:40 pm

A 35' by 70' screen? That’s the dreaded 2:1 ratio (something to be avoided).

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KenLayton commented about New life for Rivoli on May 25, 2007 at 5:27 am

I see in the pictures there’s a huge Altec-Lansing “Voice of the Theater” loudspeaker on stage (that’s good!). I hope these folks consider showing movies once in a while.

It looks like they have some work ahead for them in getting the building working again. How’s the roof? Is it leaking? Has the place been broken into? Any vandalism? Who was the last company to show movies there? Was this a Moyer theater at one time?

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KenLayton commented about Question about film rentals on May 22, 2007 at 7:20 pm

Film distributors want the most money they can get from film rentals. Having only 35 seats ain’t gonna do it.

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KenLayton commented about Star-Vu Drive-In Opens May 18 on May 6, 2007 at 2:13 pm

Wow! That certainly is great equipment. That Strong Highlight 2A console should give you plenty of light and that Smart DI processor is a wise choice to feed your transmitter.

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KenLayton commented about Star-Vu Drive-In Opens May 18 on May 6, 2007 at 8:05 am

How about pictures of the projection equipment? Projector make and model? Soundhead make and model? Lamphouse make, model & wattage? I assume you’re using a platter? Is this a 7 day a week operation or just Fri-Sat-Sun?

Your theater website doesn’t really give much information on it and a suggestion would be to include the following:
street address
phone number
what movies are showing now or comming soon
theater pictures/history
food menu

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KenLayton commented about Star-Vu Drive-In Opens May 18 on May 6, 2007 at 6:13 am

65 foot wide screen is way too small for 300 cars.

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KenLayton commented about Eltrym Historic Theater to close on May 4, 2007 at 6:32 am

This is indeed great news!

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KenLayton commented about Star-Vu Drive-In Opens May 18 on May 4, 2007 at 6:30 am

Real drive-in screens (steel) are designed to withstand 150 mph winds since you never can tell about the weather.

What about the other issues I mentioned above?

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KenLayton commented about Star-Vu Drive-In Opens May 18 on May 4, 2007 at 5:52 am

65 feet by 33 feet doesn’t sound right for 35mm film projection. Is that the size of the picture area or the entire structure?

For flat (1.85) aspect ratio the screen picture area should be 65 by 35½. For scope (2.35) aspect ratio the screen picture area should be 65 by 27½. This assumes the dimensions of the screen you mention. A screen with a 65 by 33 picture area would be the dreaded “2:1” ratio (something to be avoided at all costs!).

A 65 foot wide screen is kinda dinky for a drive-in. Most good drive-in screens are in the range of 40' high by 94' wide.

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KenLayton commented about Star-Vu Drive-In Opens May 18 on May 4, 2007 at 5:43 am

With an inflatable screen, how can you be assured that the screen will be in absolutely the same exact position? Must play havoc with cutting an aperture plate for the projector and keeping the picture focused & masked properly?

What happens when the winds kick up? Is the show shut down? If so, that wouldn’t happen with a real drive-in screen made of steel.

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KenLayton commented about Pemberton Cinema 4 update on Apr 20, 2007 at 6:03 am

How’s the rent there? Could the rent have been too high to continue to operate the theater?

You ought to post this story on the forums at www.bigscreenbiz.com as there are theater owners/operators on there always looking for other theaters.

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KenLayton commented about D & R Theatre on Apr 18, 2007 at 7:14 pm

Their website no longer works and has been that way for over a month.

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KenLayton commented about Raymond Theatre on Apr 14, 2007 at 9:30 pm

Looks like the theater has closed.

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KenLayton commented about Puyallup Cinemas on Mar 31, 2007 at 6:32 am

Yup that’s it alright. Too bad a church is going to get it.

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KenLayton commented about New Hoquiam Theatre on Mar 30, 2007 at 6:37 pm

Isn’t this the one that’s now a Chinese restaurant?

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KenLayton commented about Puyallup Cinemas on Mar 30, 2007 at 6:28 pm

Built by Tom Moyer’s Luxury Theatres. Then operated later by Act 3 Theaters and then by Regal Cinemas before closing. The building is for lease.