Comments from KenLayton

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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.

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KenLayton commented about Houses 3 and 4 equipment on Feb 4, 2012 at 11:15 pm

House 3 is on the right and house 4 is on the left.

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KenLayton commented about Auditorium 5 screen on Feb 4, 2012 at 11:06 pm

My typo error. This is auditorium 6 not 5.

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KenLayton commented about Post Falls Theater on Feb 3, 2012 at 2:54 pm

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.

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KenLayton commented about Post Falls Theater closes on Feb 3, 2012 at 2:48 pm

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?

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KenLayton commented about Lacey Cinemas on Feb 3, 2012 at 9:59 am

Longtime Lacey Cinemas theater manager Melody Hale passed away on January 17, 2012 at the age of 66.

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KenLayton commented about Post Falls Theater closes on Feb 2, 2012 at 7:16 pm

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”.

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KenLayton commented about Projection Room on Dec 27, 2011 at 10:22 am

Oh no, they’re going television. That sucks.

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KenLayton commented about Former employee wants Toler Cinema reopened on Dec 13, 2011 at 2:55 pm

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.

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KenLayton commented about Almo Theater on Dec 7, 2011 at 6:30 pm

The Regal “Poulsbo 10” is probably what forced this theater out of business.