Comments from KenLayton

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KenLayton commented about Regal Tall Firs 10 on May 20, 2013 at 8:51 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 9:12 am

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!

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KenLayton commented about Fiesta Drive-In Screen on Apr 26, 2013 at 10:02 am

Those speaker posts sure could use a coat of paint.

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KenLayton commented about Auto Vue Drive-In on Apr 16, 2013 at 8:42 pm

With the Valley 6 drive-in closed in Auburn, why don’t the folks at Colville “transplant” one of the Valley’s screens to Colville? That’s a lot cheaper than buying a new one.

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KenLayton commented about Auto Vue Drive-In on Apr 16, 2013 at 9:09 am

Seems like they did not maintain their screen and let it deteriorate. Almost like they didn’t care about the theater.

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KenLayton commented about AMC Kitsap 8 on Apr 12, 2013 at 12:26 pm

This theater is located directly across the parking lot from Regal Cinemas' Silverdale 4 theater. Both theater complexes are only about 100 feet from each other!

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KenLayton commented about Red's Crescent Drive-In on Apr 11, 2013 at 9:10 pm

Do they still operate any speakers?

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KenLayton commented about D & R Theatre on Apr 10, 2013 at 12:08 pm

From KXRO radio on March 14th:

The Aberdeen City Council heard from many members of the public on both sides of the issue of the closing of the D&R Theatre and what the city can do to help keep businesses in Aberdeen.

The public spoke for over an hour collectively and covered a broad spectrum of issues that they are hoping the city can help with business.

Aberdeen City Councilwoman Kathi Hoder said that the city council was just as surprised about the closing as everyone else was.

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KenLayton commented about D & R Theatre on Apr 10, 2013 at 12:04 pm

According to newspaper accounts from March 3 through March 7 this year (2013), the theater is closed as well as the other stores/eateries in the building. A wooden wall has been erected around the theater building to keep out bums. One of the stories mentioned workers removing the seats. However, the theater’s website is still showing business as usual and selling tickets to shows.

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KenLayton commented about D & R Theatre on Apr 8, 2013 at 10:45 pm

I wonder why he did not try to run movies, at least once in a while?

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KenLayton commented about D & R Theatre on Apr 8, 2013 at 8:44 pm

I just saw the story on The Daily World’s website. What a pity. It was a nice theater.

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KenLayton commented about Fruitvale Drive-In on Mar 25, 2013 at 8:50 am

Mr. Bonholzer: Did your projectors go to the Rodeo Drive-in Theater in Port Orchard/Bremerton? I remember seeing red, green, and blue colored Brenkert projectors there at the Rodeo.

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KenLayton commented about Skyline Drive-In on Mar 19, 2013 at 1:28 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 7, 2013 at 8:09 pm

Now converted to video projection March 2013.

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KenLayton commented about Theater Historian David Naylor Passes Away on Mar 1, 2013 at 8:48 pm

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 1:23 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 8:40 am

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 8:58 am

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 1:58 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 9:27 am

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 9:08 am

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 12:17 pm

Should be listed as demolished.

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KenLayton commented about Admiral Theatre on Jan 22, 2013 at 12:14 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 12:05 pm

The screen was pretty big.

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KenLayton commented about Aberdeen Theatre on Jan 22, 2013 at 12:03 pm

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