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It didn’t say the picture area of the screen, just the size of the structure.
The picture size for that size of a drive-in should be 40 feet by 94 feet.
Oh great—-more of the television experience. :rolleyes:
A paid site wouldn’t work for me. I’m dirt poor and just make paying rent on my apartment. I’ve been in the theater industry 30 years and have seen many old, closed, deserted, restored, open theaters. I’ve contributed information on some Washington state theaters and to have to pay to contribute/discuss theaters would lock me out.
That’s odd about Cinematour.com. It is run from film-tech and neither site allows aliases. If you know someone using an alis you should inform the moderators at those sites.
Another example of overbuilding. When will they ever learn?
Yes I have seen one because I installed one of these stupid video projectors in a theater. It sucked bigtime and it looked so phony.
I would never ever pay to see this video crap in a theater. I pay to see a film not a video.
All big screen television. Bring in the beer, pizza, and chips. Let’s watch the football game.
This theater should be rebuilt. It’s needed now more than ever.
Ah yes, Marshalltown——the home of late actress Jean Seberg. I hope the theater project is successfull.
This is terrible news. I know that the owner was fighting with the city over fire sprinklers. The city would rather have a closed business I guess.
The auditoium interior is very similar to the State Theater in Olympia, Washington.
Donate them to www.film-tech.com where they will be cared for properly.
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.
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
I heard the rumored purchase price was 1 Billion!
Well I guess that means Century is down the crapper now.
I beleive the Theater in Blythe, Calif is for sale.
Bigscreenbiz.com forums (“The Lobby” section) has a thread going on theaters for sale/lease with quite a few listings now. Worth checking out.
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!
It was indeed operated by General Cinemas Corp.
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.
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.
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))
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.
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.