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Steve Swanson, Arthur Allen, the late Carl Cook, and myself have all photographed this theater over the years.
Now converted to video projection March 2013.
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!
Now fully converted to video projection and will re-open for the season on March 1, 2013.
As Galaxy Theaters found out, converting to video projection will not bring in more customers.
Judging by the projection booth pictures, they were operating Brenkert model BX-60 projector heads on top of RCA 9030 sound heads.
Still temporarily closed and the theater has new owners. Previous owner Kingsley Hall passed away in August of 2012.
It was known as the “Your Twin” drive-in theater. Home Depot now occupies the site.
More security cameras would help, especially outside the exit doors to see who might be coming in.
Should be listed as demolished.
I understand Bill Gates donated a significant amount of money to this theater. He attended this theater as a child.
The screen was pretty big.
The marquee when it was called the Warners Theater is absolutely amazing.
The murals painted on the walls of the lobby are absolutely stunning!
This old platter was converted with a retrofit kit to use Strong platter drop-in removable control plates.
Big screen television projection kills another theater. :(
The studios/distributors still will be making 35mm prints for foreign distribution.
Looks like they had SPECO “CBX” in-car speakers.
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.
Originally built and operated by Dale and Rose Nye in 1982.
The ORC lamphouse was replaced in 1999 with a Strong Super Lume-x running 2,000 watt bulbs.
The Christie AW2 platter was replaced in 1997 with a Strong miniature 5 deck platter in the small house.
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.
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.
Pictures of the new marquee (both lighted and unlighted) are on the theater’s facebook page: