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“Filmed” in high definition? A video about the moviegoing experience.
Don’t get me wrong, I’d like to see something on this subject, but if they are going to do a feature on the moviegoing experience, then it should be shot of film and shown on film. Otherwise they might as well just put this stright to video.
Hmm…. my 1953 theater guide shows the D&R and the Seventh Street theaters being operated by Evergreen, but not the Weir.
Some public domain films still have music contained within the soundtrack that are still under copyright protection.
I dunno, this sounds like a flaky idea to me.
In November 1981 there was a huge windstorm that blew down the left one-third of the screen. Theater closed and sat for several years before being torn down.
As I mentioned in the above post, the Daily World newspaper (Aberdeen, Wash.) had some interior photos in a story they did when the theater was torn down.
Too bad, it sure would have been a nice place. :(
Maybe we should work on buying the land the Harbor Drive-in Theater was on and rebuild it.
Jack Ondracek (owner/operator of the Rodeo drive-in Theater in Port Orchard, Wash) used to work at this theater. He can provide you with some more information.
How about pictures of the interior of this theater. Pictures of the inside of the projection booth would be nice, too.
Built by Tom Moyer’s portland, Oregon based Luxury Theatres circuit in the early 1980’s.
Is the theater being remodeled? I’m in Olympia and I’ve only seen the outside of your nice little theater. Any pictures of the interior?
It’s sad to see this nice little theater abandonded and neglected. Seems that nobody cares about this little treasure.
The ticketing system and snack bar cash registers are now updated to modern touch screens and you can use credit/debit cards at this theater for food and tickets.
I worked for Capitol Amusement and we had a couple of video arcade games in the theater during it’s last year of operation as a movie theater.
“American General Luxury Cinemas” is the wrong name entirely for the theater company that split the theater up in 1982. It was Tom Moyer’s “General American Theaters” (a.k.a. “Luxury Theatres”) from Portland, Oregon that operated the theater and did the work. They were bought out in 1990 by Act 3 Theaters and in 1998, Act 3 was bought by Regal Cinemas.
A quick phone call to Scott Hicks' American Cinema Equipment (www.cinequip.com) in Portland, Oregon could get you a package deal on all the used projection/sound equipment needed to operate this theater.
Don’t get rid of that boxoffice (a.k.a. ticket booth). It’s easy to refurbish and you’ll need it to sell tickets.
It makes your theater look cheap if you have to go inside the building to buy tickets so please keep the boxoffice in use!
The E-7’s that were there are now in a private screening room in Wisconsin and they’ve been completely rebuilt & painted to brand new condition.
When I installed that “new” (to them) equipment at the 7th Street, it looked like it was one of those ‘left hand didn’t know what the right hand was doing’ groups. Nobody knew what was going on and they carved a huge picture window in the projection booth front wall. Light gets out everywhere in the auditorium when running movies now. Nobody knew how to run a projector, let alone the platter. Perhaps they will see the ‘light’ and learn what real movies & showmanship is all about. Movies can be an important part of keeping the doors open. If people get a bad presentation they’ll never come back. They’ll certainly tell their friends of the bad experience too.
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First thing to do is get the marquee fixed as it now makes the building look so bad. Please fix the marquee.
Neat little theater. :)
Parking around this theater is on-street and extremely limited. There’s also a porno theater four doors down and on the same side of the street.
More work has been done on the marquee. Half of the wall that split the auditorium into a multiplex is now gone! Looks like more work is going on to make this a great theater once again!
Will movies be part of the program?
You mean they replaced all the projection equipment I installed for them two years ago? We put in Simplex XL projector, Simplex SH-1000 soundhead, Strong X60c (3000 watts) lamphouse & power supply, Simplex pedestal, SPECO platter and a Dolby CP50 sound system. This was all the equipment they purchased from the Liberty Theater in Puyallup, Washington. I know they traded in the CP-50 system for a brand new Dolby Digital setup. They had bought all that other projection equipment and had me install it for them. They have idiots running the projection booth so it wouldn’t surprise me if they damaged/ruined something. I told them years ago they needed new seating ASAP. The seats they have now are literally falling apart and hard as rocks. Bad seating drives away many customers and they never tell you about it.
The South Shore 10 crap-plex is barely staying open. I’ve heard many rumors from industry insiders that it is really struggling. They charge way too much money for everything. The whole mall is empty with many empty stores. The Aberdeen-Hoquiam area folks just can’t afford to pay the prices over there at that theater. The area is primed for a good second run or discount theater and either the Aberdeen or D&R Theater would be a good choice. I don’t know how an ‘art’ theater would do in the Aberdeen-Hoquiam area, but I kinda think it would not do anything. Since the Aberdeen has a stage, it could do well as a single screen discount movie house with live stage shows.