Comments from KenLayton

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KenLayton commented about 112 Drive-In on Aug 12, 2013 at 3:58 pm

Yeh what’s the deal with the field layout? Looks like a twin to me.

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KenLayton commented about Skyline Drive-In on Aug 9, 2013 at 4:07 pm

The font used for “Skyline” sure reminds me of the 1960’s. ;)

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KenLayton commented about Eiki 16mm projector on Aug 7, 2013 at 9:38 am

This picture of me was taken in 1987.

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KenLayton commented about Skyline Drive-In on Aug 6, 2013 at 11:09 pm

Officially converted to video projection today August 6, 2013.

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KenLayton commented about Washington Center for the Performing Arts on Aug 6, 2013 at 9:43 am

The theater is in the middle of a 4 million dollar facelift and remodeling. It will also get a marquee for the first time in it’s life. I will get pictures when the project is done in a few months.

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KenLayton commented about Historic theaters struggle to make jump to digital on Aug 6, 2013 at 9:34 am

That article fails to mention Kodak has signed a contract with ALL the major studios to continue providing them with billions of feet of 35mm film over the next several years. The studios still must provide 35mm film prints to foreign countries!

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/kodak-reaches-motion-picture-film-150000177.html

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KenLayton commented about Florence 4 Cinemas on Aug 4, 2013 at 11:12 pm

According to this story in the Astoria newspaper, the Florence Cinemas closed July 14:

http://www.dailyastorian.com/free/go-digital-or-go-dark-columbian-theater-owners-work-to/article_a6748742-f93d-11e2-a8e5-001a4bcf887a.html

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KenLayton commented about Florence 4 Cinemas on Aug 4, 2013 at 8:54 pm

I’ve heard the theater closed last month.

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KenLayton commented about Middlehope Drive-In on Aug 1, 2013 at 9:59 am

Should now be listed as demolished. Here is a website about it:

http://www.hudsonvalleyruins.org/yasinsac/orange/middlehope.html

Seems the theater has been replaced with a gas station now.

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KenLayton commented about SEEfilm Cinema on Jul 26, 2013 at 11:54 am

I’ve heard this theater isn’t doing very well business-wise.

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KenLayton commented about Regal South Sound Cinema 10 on Jul 26, 2013 at 11:49 am

Chuck1231: Not a lot happening theater-wise in the Pacific Northwest. I hadn’t commented much because there wasn’t much for me too comment about. However, I see a few people have started to add theaters I know things about so now I’ve got something comment on. ;) I’ve seen some of the pictures of closed Oklahoma drive-in theaters and I’ve been able to comment on the projection and sound equipment in some of those theaters. Thank goodness some of those brave souls who venture onto the property of closed drive-ins to get pictures.

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KenLayton commented about Regal South Sound Cinema 10 on Jul 26, 2013 at 10:08 am

I’ve been in this theater several times, but unfortunately, never got to photograph it.

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KenLayton commented about Regal South Sound Cinema 10 on Jul 26, 2013 at 10:07 am

Regal Cinemas has definitely been operating this theater for at least ten years. There are two entrances to the theater property. The main entrance is from Mile Hill Drive. The other entrance is off a side street and past a Taco Bell restaurant.

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KenLayton commented about Regal South Sound Cinema 10 on Jul 26, 2013 at 10:03 am

This theater has been updated over the years with new seats, new screens, and video projection. This is a leased building.

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KenLayton commented about G Theatre on Jul 18, 2013 at 2:09 pm

This theater now has a new owner.

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KenLayton commented about South Drive-In on Jul 13, 2013 at 11:19 pm

Wow, thieves steal nearly 1,100 speakers from the theater:

http://www.nbc4i.com/story/22833761/1060-speakers-stolen-from-drive-in-theater

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KenLayton commented about South Drive-In on Jul 12, 2013 at 9:08 am

When I was doing drive-in speaker repair, I used 6 feet of 18-2 stranded outdoor wire per speaker. I bought the wire in bulk rolls from Home Depot.

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KenLayton commented about South Drive-In on Jul 12, 2013 at 9:05 am

Yup, it’s posted on their facebook page about the speaker vandalism:

https://www.facebook.com/Southdrivein

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KenLayton commented about Boxoffice interior on Jul 7, 2013 at 11:42 am

Behind the door and out of view in this picture is the ladder to get into the projection booth. It comes up into the floor of the generator room.

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KenLayton commented about Front wall of booth on Jul 7, 2013 at 11:40 am

Notice the tube preamplifier cabinet next to the piece of plywood with the circle cut in it. The tube preamp was a homemade job by S.F. Burns for the B.F. Shearer Company, a longtime northwest theater equipment dealer. The preamp was still there and complete with tubes in 2001 when I snapped this picture.

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KenLayton commented about Rainier Theatre on Jul 6, 2013 at 8:05 pm

The false front of Rainier Appliance hides the theater entrance and boxoffice. I was told by the people operating the appliance store that the theater operated up until late 1979.

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KenLayton commented about Burlingame Drive-In on Jul 6, 2013 at 12:09 pm

I used to go there in the late 1960’s.

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KenLayton commented about Charleston Cinema on Jul 6, 2013 at 10:12 am

The Bremerton Cinema (adult movies) is just a few doors to the left of this theater.

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KenLayton commented about Bremerton Cinema on Jul 6, 2013 at 10:07 am

The Charleston Cinema is just three storefronts to the right of this theater.

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KenLayton commented about Valley 6 Drive-In on Jul 5, 2013 at 11:33 am

I wonder where all the equipment went from this theater?