Comments from KenLayton

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KenLayton commented about Century Aurora on Aug 4, 2012 at 7:07 pm

I don’t feel tearing down the theater would be the thing to do. Try to move on, but maybe put up a memorial in the lobby?

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KenLayton commented about Valley 6 Drive-In on Jul 20, 2012 at 10:21 am

That figure should be $80,000 per screen.

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KenLayton commented about Community Theatre on Jul 10, 2012 at 9:39 pm

eropel:

Thanks for posting that link to the interior pictures. I had never seen any inside pictures of this theater before.

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KenLayton commented about Skyline Drive-In on Jun 1, 2012 at 10:47 pm

Some of the fire damage has been repaired and the theater has re-opened.

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KenLayton commented about Teepee Drive-In on Jun 1, 2012 at 11:07 am

Rebuild those tube amplifiers and you can run some in-car speakers again!

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KenLayton commented about Teepee Drive-In on Jun 1, 2012 at 11:06 am

Replace all the old capacitors in those amplifiers and they’ll run for years again. These are high quality amplifiers and designed for drive-in theater in-car speakers.

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KenLayton commented about Skyline Drive-In on May 30, 2012 at 10:59 pm

A fire today 5-30-2012 has damaged the kitchen and lobby of the theater. The Skyline is temporarily closed until the damage can be repaired.

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KenLayton commented about Anacortes Cinemas on May 21, 2012 at 1:16 pm

In January of 2006 a plywood cutout mural of the late Paul G. Thompson was attached to the building to the right of the payphone he installed shortly before his sudden passing in 2005. Paul was the technician and projectionist for this and many other theaters. He got his projection training in the Navy. The cutout mural was a tribute to Paul and his many years helping out local theaters. I am proud to have called him my friend and to have known him for several years.

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KenLayton commented about Olympic Theatre on May 15, 2012 at 8:29 am

The studios/distributors simply do not care about small town theaters any more because they don’t gross enough money.

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KenLayton commented about No more movies in Thomaston? on May 12, 2012 at 9:19 pm

Just buy a $4,000 video projector and cheap bluray player from Best Buy and you’ve got “digital projection”.

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KenLayton commented about Fiesta Drive-In on Apr 11, 2012 at 3:06 pm

This is good news! Glad to hear they will be open again. :)

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KenLayton commented about Wal-Mart threatening Cottage View Drive-In on Apr 9, 2012 at 8:36 am

The wholesale forcing of theaters to convert to big screen television projection will drive many mom-and-pop theaters out of business.

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KenLayton commented about Bigger and louder: New cinemas strive for an enhanced movie experience on Apr 2, 2012 at 8:17 am

So louder sound is supposed to make a movie better how?

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KenLayton commented about Auditorium 2 on Feb 10, 2012 at 12:49 pm

This house had front-surround sound.

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KenLayton commented about Post Falls Theater on Feb 8, 2012 at 9:51 pm

What’s really needed in that area is a drive-in theater!

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KenLayton commented about Auditorium 1 on Feb 5, 2012 at 8:48 am

This was a real echo chamber!

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KenLayton commented about House 1 equipment on Feb 5, 2012 at 8:47 am

This house has front-surround sound.

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KenLayton commented about House 2 equipment on Feb 5, 2012 at 8:46 am

This house has front-surround sound.

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KenLayton commented about Auditorium 3 on Feb 5, 2012 at 8:45 am

Notice the screen masking is screwed up on the left side.

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KenLayton commented about Post Falls Theater closes on Feb 4, 2012 at 11:32 pm

I have just added 25 photos of this theater.

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KenLayton commented about House 1 equipment on Feb 4, 2012 at 11:30 pm

I believe 3 of the houses were “upgraded” to Ballantyne Pro-35 projectors and Ballantyne model 7 soundheads about a year after this picture was taken.

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KenLayton commented about Auditorium 1 on Feb 4, 2012 at 11:28 pm

Cinder block walls with just a few square pieces of carpeting glued to the wall. Center aisle with a capacity of about 50.

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KenLayton commented about Auditorium 2 on Feb 4, 2012 at 11:26 pm

The walls are cinder block with a few square pieces of carpet to control echo. Guess what? It didn’t work! Seating is around 50 to 60 with center aisle.

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KenLayton commented about Alternate view of snack bar on Feb 4, 2012 at 11:24 pm

Tickets are sold out of the far left end of the snack bar.

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KenLayton commented about Booth equipment for the two large houses on Feb 4, 2012 at 11:17 pm

House 5 is on the left and house 6 on the right. Notice the mostly bare wood floor with pieces of carpet scraps.