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KenLayton commented about Gem Theatre on Oct 31, 2013 at 9:16 pm

If there is some work being done on the building now, can someone please get some information about it? Perhaps it’s a preservation group doing it and it would be nice to have a website link or facebook page about it. Some pictures would be nice too. :)

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KenLayton commented about Gem Theatre on Oct 31, 2013 at 4:51 am

Anyone else have pictures of this theater? The old Digital Textures website had some real good pictures of this theater, but that website is long gone.

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KenLayton commented about First Theater on Oct 26, 2013 at 6:30 pm

Sad to see this building now. Anyone have pictures when this theater was open? By the way, back in the nitrate days fire department regulations had limits on how much nitrate film footage could be kept on the property. So if there were nitrate prints left over that the distributor never picked up, the footage had to be removed or destroyed. Hence that’s why they got burnt outside.

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KenLayton commented about 3 Classic Horror Films on the Big Screen - Loew's Jersey Theatre on Oct 26, 2013 at 6:02 pm

I’m assuming these are 35mm prints and not being shown on video?

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KenLayton commented about IMAX upgrades explained on Oct 24, 2013 at 6:07 pm

Nothing can top IMAX film. All we get today is “Lie-Max” video projection.

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KenLayton commented about Star Vu Drive-In on Oct 23, 2013 at 1:41 am

Here is their facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/STARVUDRIVEIN

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KenLayton commented about Portland ranked No. 1 best city for movie lovers on Oct 18, 2013 at 9:20 pm

What drive-in theater are they talking about in Portland?

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KenLayton commented about Oak Harbor Cinemas on Oct 18, 2013 at 6:12 pm

Their Anacortes Cinemas and their Ocean Shores cinemas are also for sale.

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KenLayton commented about Skyline Drive-in on Oct 17, 2013 at 11:17 pm

ORC 4000 watt xenon lamphouse.

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KenLayton commented about Skyline Drive-in on Oct 17, 2013 at 11:16 pm

Looks like a Simplex model E-7 projector head bolted to a Simplex model SH-1000 sound head.

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KenLayton commented about Skyline Drive-in on Oct 17, 2013 at 11:14 pm

Looks like RCA 1050 soundheads with Simplex projector heads.

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KenLayton commented about 10 Great Drive-Ins on Oct 9, 2013 at 6:10 pm

The story forgot to mention that the Rodeo 3 drive-in has a fantastic playground for the kids with all new commercial playground equipment.

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KenLayton commented about Moonlite Theatre on Oct 6, 2013 at 9:46 pm

I’ve found their Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/abingdonmoonlite

Something about the 35mm projector breaking and not being able to repair it.

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KenLayton commented about Moonlite Theatre on Oct 6, 2013 at 6:24 pm

Hey Chuck1231, I just tried calling their phone number too. Yup you are right. The recording says closed for repairs. Didn’t sound too hopeful.

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KenLayton commented about Moonlite Theatre on Oct 6, 2013 at 8:21 am

The website is no good any more. Just goes to a go daddy this site for sale.

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KenLayton commented about Waucomah Theatre on Oct 6, 2013 at 2:19 am

The street view is wrong. About six clicks of the arrow to the right (towards the traffic signals) will bring you to the theater. The tiles along the front of the building match those in the photographs.

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KenLayton commented about Twin City Drive In on Oct 5, 2013 at 5:19 pm

Arthur Allen’s “Drive In Theaters of Western Washington” website had tons of drive in theater pictures. Unfortunately, it was hosted on GeoCities and disappeared several years ago. A mirror of it is here with some additional pictures of the Twin City Drive-In theater:

http://www.oocities.org/hollywood/Pavillion/2216/TwinCity.html

Granted, not all of the pictures got archived, but lots of information is still there.

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KenLayton commented about Liberty Theater on Oct 4, 2013 at 7:12 am

Corrected address for this theater is 116 E. Third St, Wapato, Wa. 98951. Google street view should then be correct.

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KenLayton commented about Twin City Drive In on Oct 4, 2013 at 5:49 am

The driveway is still there as of 2013, but way overgrown with weeds.

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KenLayton commented about Twin City Drive In on Oct 4, 2013 at 5:48 am

Roughly a third of the asbestos tiles had blown off the screen over the years from the windstorms.

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KenLayton commented about Twin City Drive In on Oct 4, 2013 at 3:40 am

Around 1995, James Jack started painting the outside of the building in yellow color to doll up the place and hide the graffiti. You can see some of the yellow painted portions of the building in some of the pictures. The paint that was on the building in the late 70’s and in the 1980’s was a light green.

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KenLayton commented about Twin City Drive In on Oct 3, 2013 at 5:48 pm

That’s quite a few asbestos tiles missing.

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KenLayton commented about Glo Top cover on Oct 3, 2013 at 3:39 am

We had purchased several dozen brand new Glo-Tops from Speco back in 1999 to replace a bunch of damaged, faded, and missing ones. Our lighting circuit to the Glo-Tops ran 24 to 28 volt # 313 miniature lamps.

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KenLayton commented about Minipec box on Oct 3, 2013 at 3:33 am

This automation unit was so screwed up that I ran it on manual override all the time.

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KenLayton commented about Speakers on Oct 3, 2013 at 3:30 am

That’s an Eprad speaker on the left and a Speco one on the right. The junction box is an Eprad “Glo-Top” lighted unit.