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KenLayton commented about Johnny Rockets to partner with drive-in theaters on Oct 10, 2014 at 12:43 pm

I forget to mention the link to USA Drive-ins' website:

http://usadrive-ins.com/

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KenLayton commented about Johnny Rockets to partner with drive-in theaters on Oct 10, 2014 at 12:39 pm

Existing drive-in theaters can get in on joining up with Johnny Rockets as mentioned here:

http://www.eater.com/2014/9/15/6156017/johnny-rockets-to-debut-drive-in-movie-concept

USA Drive-ins LLC has a facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/USA-Drive-Ins/721881731183023

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KenLayton commented about Russell Theatre on Oct 4, 2014 at 7:46 pm

Any pictures of the projection booth?

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KenLayton commented about Sky-Vu Drive-In on Oct 4, 2014 at 11:11 am

Carmike will probably put a proviso in the sale agreement to never allow this to be a theater again.

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KenLayton commented about Riverside Cinema on Oct 3, 2014 at 9:29 am

I remember the old 4 plex had gaps at the bottom of the auditorium doors because the ground kept sinking!

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KenLayton commented about Russell Theatre on Oct 2, 2014 at 8:23 pm

The interior of this theater looks much like the interior of the 7th Street Theater in Hoquiam, Washington.

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KenLayton commented about Elma Theater on Oct 2, 2014 at 8:12 pm

Was the theater still boarded up?

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KenLayton commented about D & R Theatre on Oct 2, 2014 at 9:37 am

Here’s the newspaper story about the bankruptcy:

http://thedailyworld.com/news/local/closed-aberdeen-businesses-open-under-new-names

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KenLayton commented about New Ritz Theatre on Sep 17, 2014 at 3:41 pm

The B.F. Shearer company was a huge theater equipment dealer all up and down the west coast during the late 1940’s through the mid 1960’s. They had offices in Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.

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KenLayton commented about Fiesta Drive-In on Jul 13, 2014 at 9:17 pm

Did this theater do enough business to warrant the conversion to video projectors?

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KenLayton commented about Midway Drive-In on Jul 9, 2014 at 11:39 am

Sad news. :(

I hope insurance can pay for a new one. They should call Selby Screen Towers for an estimate.

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KenLayton commented about Fair Oaks Drive-In on Jul 9, 2014 at 9:09 am

Very sad news indeed. :(

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KenLayton commented about Olympic Club Theatre on Jun 23, 2014 at 12:22 pm

You enter the theater at the sandwich sign where the main tavern portion is. There’s a “Cocktails” sign in the window there. The doors at the theater itself underneath the theater ‘marquee’ are merely emergency exit doors as required by the fire department. I’ve never watched a movie there myself, but have been in their projection booth a few times. They have Simplex XL projector, RCA soundhead, Strong Super Lume-x lamphouse with a 1600 watt bulb, Strong platter, and DTS digital sound. I don’t know if they converted to video projection yet.

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KenLayton commented about Olympic Club Theatre on Jun 23, 2014 at 9:20 am

I’ve eaten there before. The food was good and so was the service.

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KenLayton commented about Elma Theater on Jun 17, 2014 at 7:05 pm

Here’s a picture I found of the theater dated October 22, 2013.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/chiski/11426652065/in/photostream/

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KenLayton commented about Lake Shore Drive-In on Jun 13, 2014 at 9:35 am

What a beautiful screen tower!

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KenLayton commented about Fiesta Drive-In on Jun 12, 2014 at 7:55 pm

It appears they only show single features.

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KenLayton commented about Gem Theatre on Jun 4, 2014 at 11:24 am

It’s a haunted theater:

http://www.hauntedplaces.org/item/gem-theatre/

That website has a nice picture of the front of the building as it looks today all restored.

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KenLayton commented about Scottsdale Six demolished on May 13, 2014 at 9:13 am

This is horrible news. :(

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KenLayton commented about Norwich-New London Twin Drive-In on May 8, 2014 at 3:13 pm

I hope they can reopen this theater. Looks like it has a good potential.

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KenLayton commented about Sundance Kid Drive-In on May 8, 2014 at 2:03 pm

That is good news!

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KenLayton commented about Randall Drive-In on Apr 28, 2014 at 8:57 am

Interesting to see a converted bus used as a snack bar. Do they plan on building a permanent snack bar building?

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KenLayton commented about Paramount Twin Drive-In on Apr 26, 2014 at 10:59 am

Are they open 7 days a week or just Fri-Sat-Sun right now?

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KenLayton commented about Twin City Drive In on Apr 21, 2014 at 3:25 pm

I have Duke Rorda’s phone numbers. Email me at

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KenLayton commented about Circus Drive-In on Apr 19, 2014 at 11:55 am

It would take a bit of work, but the property looks big enough to twin it. Since there would need to be tree removal and grading work done anyway to open it up again as a single screen, why not go a little further and twin it? Looks like all the original speaker posts and wiring are gone. A modern FM radio transmitter would give you sound. Naturally, you’d have to buy a modern video projector too. Looks like your other expenses would be building a new snack bar/projection/restroom building and a boxoffice building.