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KenLayton commented about G Theatre on Jul 18, 2013 at 5:09 pm

This theater now has a new owner.

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KenLayton commented about South Drive-In on Jul 14, 2013 at 2:19 am

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 12:08 pm

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 12:05 pm

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 2:42 pm

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 2:40 pm

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 11:05 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 3:09 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 1:12 pm

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 1:07 pm

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 2:33 pm

I wonder where all the equipment went from this theater?

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KenLayton commented about Keeping It Cool on Jul 2, 2013 at 12:31 pm

Simple solution: go back to using sloped floors. I can’t stand stadium seating.

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KenLayton commented about SEEfilm Cinema on Jun 22, 2013 at 12:31 pm

Another nearby theater is the Bremerton Cinema which shows only adult movies.

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KenLayton commented about AMC Loews Lakewood Towne Center 12 on Jun 22, 2013 at 12:25 pm

Was originally a six plex, then they expanded it to 12 screens.

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KenLayton commented about SEEfilm Cinema on Jun 21, 2013 at 11:30 pm

Other nearby theaters: Charleston Cinema Roxy Theater Admiral Theater Olympic Cinemas Dragonfly Cinemas South Sound 10

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KenLayton commented about Work is progressing...Ghosts coming out, too! on Jun 19, 2013 at 5:55 pm

I like it! A blend of the old and new. :)

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KenLayton commented about Spielberg and Lucas discuss claim more expensive movies are coming on Jun 19, 2013 at 1:20 pm

Considering these so-called “movies” are now simply a big budget “tv movie of the week”, there’s really no need to spend all that money at the theater. Wait and watch it on tv at home.

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KenLayton commented about Drive-in movie theaters switch to digital projectors to survive on Jun 12, 2013 at 11:20 am

All the major studios have now signed a contract with Kodak to continue supplying the studios with billions of feet of 35mm film. The studios/film distributors still must supply 35mm prints of first run American releases to foreign countries. So 35mm film is not dead. Here is a link to the story:

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

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KenLayton commented about Oak Harbor Cinemas on May 26, 2013 at 11:08 pm

This theater is just three miles from the Blue Fox Drive-in Theater in Oak Harbor.

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KenLayton commented about Ocean Shores Cinemas on May 26, 2013 at 10:58 pm

The theater is hidden by a stand of trees. To find it, continue traveling southbound on Point Brown Avenue past the McDonald’s Restaurant and the traffic roundabout. The theater is about a half mile south of the McDonald’s and will be on your right. The theater has conventional sloped floors in all three auditoriums

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KenLayton commented about Stanwood Cinemas on May 26, 2013 at 10:53 pm

When you enter the front doors of the building, you enter an indoor courtyard of several restaurants on your left. On the right is a mural depicting an old west theme. You have to walk past all these restaurants to get to the combination theater snack bar/ticket office. This theater has all stadium seating, but with center aisle design.

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KenLayton commented about Olympic Cinemas on May 26, 2013 at 2:01 pm

Original projection booth equipment was Ballantyne Pro-35 projector heads on top of Ballantyne Model VII soundheads (all mono sound in all houses). All those were mounted on Ballantyne “VIP” pedestals. Sound was mono Ballantyne model T-25 tube amplifiers mounted in each VIP pedestal. These were all two projector changeover houses running large reels. Auditoriums were done in Tom Moyer’s usual color scheme of yellow-orange-brown pleated drapes.

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KenLayton commented about Olympic Cinemas on May 24, 2013 at 12:14 pm

Originally opened in the early 1980’s by Tom Moyer Theatres.

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KenLayton commented about Regal Tall Firs 10 on May 20, 2013 at 11:51 am

The Chalet Theatre and the Enumclaw Cinemas (both in Enumclaw) are just a few miles east of the Tall Firs 10. Just stay on the same highway and it will take you to Enumclaw.

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KenLayton commented about CinemaCon showcases movie theater advances on Apr 29, 2013 at 12:12 pm

Digital Cinema is in reality big screen tv and complete with commercials. So it is better to stay at home. And at home you can mute commercials!