Comments from KenLayton

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KenLayton commented about Skyline Drive-In on Mar 19, 2013 at 8:28 pm

Steve Swanson, Arthur Allen, the late Carl Cook, and myself have all photographed this theater over the years.

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KenLayton commented about Shelton Cinemas on Mar 8, 2013 at 4:09 am

Now converted to video projection March 2013.

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KenLayton commented about Theater Historian David Naylor Passes Away on Mar 2, 2013 at 4:48 am

That’s sad. I have purchased all his books over the years and they are nothing short of EXCELLENT. I still refer to pictures in those books!

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KenLayton commented about Rodeo Drive-In on Feb 24, 2013 at 9:23 pm

Now fully converted to video projection and will re-open for the season on March 1, 2013.

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KenLayton commented about Tacoma 8-plex movie theater set to close on Feb 13, 2013 at 4:40 pm

As Galaxy Theaters found out, converting to video projection will not bring in more customers.

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KenLayton commented about Edna Theatre on Feb 8, 2013 at 4:58 pm

Judging by the projection booth pictures, they were operating Brenkert model BX-60 projector heads on top of RCA 9030 sound heads.

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KenLayton commented about Elma Theater on Feb 7, 2013 at 9:58 pm

Still temporarily closed and the theater has new owners. Previous owner Kingsley Hall passed away in August of 2012.

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KenLayton commented about Your Twin Drive-In on Feb 3, 2013 at 5:27 pm

It was known as the “Your Twin” drive-in theater. Home Depot now occupies the site.

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KenLayton commented about Patrons, analysts see few changes in movie theater security on Jan 24, 2013 at 5:08 pm

More security cameras would help, especially outside the exit doors to see who might be coming in.

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KenLayton commented about Old Town Cinema on Jan 22, 2013 at 8:17 pm

Should be listed as demolished.

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KenLayton commented about Admiral Theatre on Jan 22, 2013 at 8:14 pm

I understand Bill Gates donated a significant amount of money to this theater. He attended this theater as a child.

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KenLayton commented about Hermiston Drive-In on Jan 22, 2013 at 8:05 pm

The screen was pretty big.

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KenLayton commented about Aberdeen Theatre on Jan 22, 2013 at 8:03 pm

The marquee when it was called the Warners Theater is absolutely amazing.

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KenLayton commented about Hermiston Cinemas 5 on Jan 22, 2013 at 7:58 pm

The murals painted on the walls of the lobby are absolutely stunning!

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KenLayton commented about Platter for the drive in theater on Jan 22, 2013 at 7:56 pm

This old platter was converted with a retrofit kit to use Strong platter drop-in removable control plates.

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KenLayton commented about Higginsville’s campaign to save movie theater comes up short on Jan 9, 2013 at 6:18 pm

Big screen television projection kills another theater. :(

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KenLayton commented about That already endangered-species, the drive-in, further threatened by costs of going digital on Jan 4, 2013 at 5:01 pm

The studios/distributors still will be making 35mm prints for foreign distribution.

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KenLayton commented about Mooney Drive-In on Jan 2, 2013 at 3:10 am

Looks like they had SPECO “CBX” in-car speakers.

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KenLayton commented about Tri-City Drive-In on Dec 25, 2012 at 5:46 pm

I wonder if the D. Moseley is related to the projectionist Earl Moseley who wrote the autobiography, “The Reel Mose” about 20 years ago? Earl worked drive-ins and indoor theaters as projectionist.

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KenLayton commented about Shelton Cinemas on Dec 17, 2012 at 2:57 am

Originally built and operated by Dale and Rose Nye in 1982.

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KenLayton commented about Small booth equipment on Dec 17, 2012 at 2:53 am

The ORC lamphouse was replaced in 1999 with a Strong Super Lume-x running 2,000 watt bulbs.

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KenLayton commented about Looking toward booth 2 equipment on Dec 17, 2012 at 2:52 am

The Christie AW2 platter was replaced in 1997 with a Strong miniature 5 deck platter in the small house.

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KenLayton commented about Large auditorium booth equipment on Dec 17, 2012 at 2:51 am

The christie AW2 platter was replaced with a Strong 3 deck microswitch platter in 1997. The ORC lamphouse was replaced with a Strong Super Lume-x running 2,000 watt bulbs back in 1999.

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KenLayton commented about Lacey Drive-In on Dec 16, 2012 at 8:46 pm

Screen tower was all wood construction with telephone poles as the main support. The picture area was 40 feet by 94 feet with a flat black masking border painted on it. The tower did not angle toward the ramps. It was straight. The face of the picture area was all asbestos tiles.

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KenLayton commented about Fox Theatre on Dec 14, 2012 at 9:24 pm

Pictures of the new marquee (both lighted and unlighted) are on the theater’s facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/CentraliaFox