Comments from KenLayton

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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.

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KenLayton commented about Hermiston Cinemas 5 on Jan 22, 2013 at 11:58 am

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 11:56 am

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 10:18 am

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 9:01 am

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

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KenLayton commented about Mooney Drive-In on Jan 1, 2013 at 7:10 pm

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 9:46 am

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 16, 2012 at 6:57 pm

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

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KenLayton commented about Small booth equipment on Dec 16, 2012 at 6:53 pm

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 16, 2012 at 6:52 pm

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 16, 2012 at 6:51 pm

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 12:46 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.