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This is indeed very good news! Glad to hear this gem is being brought back to life. :)
Chehalis already has a two year old 10 plex stadium seating and digital video projection theater. Astoria already has that newish 6 plex and that restored single screen. The folks in Rainier will probably continue going to that wonderfully restored single screen theater in St. Helens.
This theater is just across the parking lot from the new 12 plex that just opened.
The video is excellent! Thanks for posting it. :)
Thank you for drawing this! Nice to see what the internal layout was.
That’s a pretty boxoffice!
This theater just opened a few days ago. I really don’t see how this theater will stay open. The mall there is a dying mall. Nobody in the area has any money. Too many screens in the area.
I have now added my hand drawn map of the theater to the photos page.
I have now added my hand drawn map of the theater property to the photos page for this theater.
I have now added the hand drawn map of the property I made.
I have added a hand drawn map that I made of the property layout to the photos page for this theater.
Yup, Variety is now reporting that Regal Cinemas may be going up for sale:
The theater is a converted Rite-Aid drug store building. It has no projection booth. All the video projectors are mounted in the auditorium.
davefox: Yes that is correct. Opera Pacifica no longer has any involvement with the Fox Theater. Scott White of Historic Fox Theater is the current owner/operator.
They are doing a Halloween triple feature of classic horror movies:
Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
Attack of the 50 Foot Woman (1958)
Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)
I forget to mention the link to USA Drive-ins' website:
Existing drive-in theaters can get in on joining up with Johnny Rockets as mentioned here:
USA Drive-ins LLC has a facebook page:
Any pictures of the projection booth?
Carmike will probably put a proviso in the sale agreement to never allow this to be a theater again.
I remember the old 4 plex had gaps at the bottom of the auditorium doors because the ground kept sinking!
The interior of this theater looks much like the interior of the 7th Street Theater in Hoquiam, Washington.
Was the theater still boarded up?
Here’s the newspaper story about the bankruptcy:
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.
Did this theater do enough business to warrant the conversion to video projectors?