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Just buy a $4,000 video projector and cheap bluray player from Best Buy and you’ve got “digital projection”.
This is good news! Glad to hear they will be open again. :)
The wholesale forcing of theaters to convert to big screen television projection will drive many mom-and-pop theaters out of business.
So louder sound is supposed to make a movie better how?
This house had front-surround sound.
What’s really needed in that area is a drive-in theater!
This was a real echo chamber!
This house has front-surround sound.
Notice the screen masking is screwed up on the left side.
I have just added 25 photos of this theater.
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.
Cinder block walls with just a few square pieces of carpeting glued to the wall. Center aisle with a capacity of about 50.
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.
Tickets are sold out of the far left end of the snack bar.
House 5 is on the left and house 6 on the right. Notice the mostly bare wood floor with pieces of carpet scraps.
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.