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House 3 is on the right and house 4 is on the left.
My typo error. This is auditorium 6 not 5.
I’ve got a lot of pictures of this theater scanned into another computer of mine. I will have to upload those. Around 1999 this theater was taken over by Oasis Entertainment/River City Cinemas. I was the service tech along with the late Paul Thompson we serviced the projection and sound equipment at this theater. The projection booth had a mix ‘n match of equipment in it.
Everything about this theater reeked of “cheap” from the day it was built. It was as if someone just ‘threw together’ a building and said “we’ve got a theater”. They had a mix n match of projection equipment in the booth. I used to service this theater when it was operated by Oasis Entertainment/River City Cinemas.
Regal Cinemas already controls that whole area for movies. This owner thinks he can close this theater and build a new one and that people will go to it?
Longtime Lacey Cinemas theater manager Melody Hale passed away on January 17, 2012 at the age of 66.
There was a mixture of auditorium sizes there. The small houses were dinky. The acoustics were not good. The walls were hard and echos were the norm. The floors were conventional sloped floors. From what I recall, the theater was built “on the cheap”.
Oh no, they’re going television. That sucks.
If AMC owned the building then they would likely put a proviso in the sale that movies could never again be shown on the property. If, however, AMC had only leased the building, then no such proviso would be there and movies could be shown there.
The Regal “Poulsbo 10” is probably what forced this theater out of business.
The chairs are American “Bodi-form” model.
The Point Tavern, which at one time hosted the theater marquee on top of it’s building, has been torn down and replaced with a brand new 7-11 store.
I used to service this theater several years ago when Steve Lange and Dave Fazende were operating the theater.
Why doesn’t Moore simply put up the money himself? He’s rich.
Projection equipment looks like an Eprad Universal xenon lamphouse, Simplex E-7 projector head, RCA1050 soundhead. Obviously there must have been a platter installed in this booth since there are platter guide roller arms on the projector and soundhead.
RCA “Old Style” junction box holding two Reed brand speakers.
Here is a link to a picture of the Ritz/Beaver theater:
That link to the black & white photo is now bad.
Looks like an Orcon brand xenon lamphouse. Projector might be a Simplex E-7.
The exact address for the theater is 301 and 303 4th Avenue East, Olympia, Wash. 98501
The theater has a fire sprinkler system installed throughout the building.
kateymac01: the newspaper link is now dead.
This photo shows the north parking lot which faces Martin Way.
Makes it more like your living room now. Complete with television commercials too. No more reason to go to a theater. The studios will try to cut out theaters altogether and release straight to homes.
The middle Strong Super Lume-x xenon lamphouse is part of a Bell & Howell 16mm xenon conversion. It was there only for a two day show of a 16mm movie.
There is a parking lot now where the Weir Theater used to stand.