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Are the speaker posts still there?
According to the theater’s Facebook page, the theater closed on February 3, 2013 and is now for sale.
Several broken and missing sections of neon on the theater’s sign.
Boy, all those restrictions sound like right here in Olympia, Washington. We must have gotten our city council from you guys.
Yeh what’s the deal with the field layout? Looks like a twin to me.
The font used for “Skyline” sure reminds me of the 1960’s. ;)
This picture of me was taken in 1987.
Officially converted to video projection today August 6, 2013.
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.
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!
According to this story in the Astoria newspaper, the Florence Cinemas closed July 14:
I’ve heard the theater closed last month.
Should now be listed as demolished. Here is a website about it:
Seems the theater has been replaced with a gas station now.
I’ve heard this theater isn’t doing very well business-wise.
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.
I’ve been in this theater several times, but unfortunately, never got to photograph it.
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.
This theater has been updated over the years with new seats, new screens, and video projection. This is a leased building.
This theater now has a new owner.
Wow, thieves steal nearly 1,100 speakers from the theater:
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.
Yup, it’s posted on their facebook page about the speaker vandalism:
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.
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.
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.