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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?

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KenLayton commented about Keeping It Cool on Jul 2, 2013 at 9:31 am

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 9:31 am

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 9:25 am

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 8:30 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 2:55 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 10:20 am

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 8:20 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 8:08 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 7:58 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 7:53 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.