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KenLayton commented about D & R Theatre on Aug 11, 2007 at 8:29 pm

My favorite is also the second one. It just seems to fit the theater like a glove.

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KenLayton commented about G Theatre on Aug 11, 2007 at 11:07 am

The “G” in the theater’s name is from the Ghosen family who built it and operated it until 1990 or so.

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KenLayton commented about Roxy Theatre on Aug 11, 2007 at 10:18 am

The theater was completely gutted and expanded. The interior was completely changed. What was a movie theater only (had no real stage or dressing rooms) now has a full stage and primarily serves as a playhouse with movies taking a backseat.

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KenLayton commented about G Theatre on Aug 11, 2007 at 10:12 am

Schedule is Friday, Saturday, and Monday only. There are no shows on Sunday as this is a Mormon town. Yes, there is a tiny balcony. There is a cry room but it is converted to theater manager’s office. Bathrooms are very tiny. Theater was built around 1936 and is equipped with Century “C” projector heads and RCA 1040 soundheads. Was lit with carbon arc lamphouses, but in 2002 converted to xenon (Strong Super Lume-x lamphouses).

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KenLayton commented about D & R Theatre on Aug 10, 2007 at 7:13 pm

Was it Esco Pacific sign company taking the marquee down? If so, I understand it will be repaired or replicated.

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KenLayton commented about MobMov on Aug 3, 2007 at 12:43 pm

And absolutely none of these are authorized licensed showings. What’s worse is these are all videos and not even real film projection.

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KenLayton commented about Tacoma Mall Twin Theatre on Aug 1, 2007 at 12:34 pm

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 12:30 pm

Theater has reopened.

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KenLayton commented about Tacoma Mall Twin Theatre on Aug 1, 2007 at 11:48 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 12:29 pm

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 11:26 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 11:11 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 11:14 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 6:56 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 11:09 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 6:40 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 8:27 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 10:20 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 5:13 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 11:05 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 9:13 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 9:32 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 9:30 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 8:52 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 8:43 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.