Comments from KenLayton

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KenLayton commented about Houses 3 and 4 equipment on Feb 5, 2012 at 7:15 am

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 5, 2012 at 7:06 am

My typo error. This is auditorium 6 not 5.

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KenLayton commented about Post Falls Theater on Feb 3, 2012 at 10:54 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 10:48 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 5:59 pm

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 3, 2012 at 3:16 am

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 6:22 pm

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 10:55 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 8, 2011 at 2:30 am

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

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KenLayton commented about Main auditorium on Dec 6, 2011 at 7:47 pm

The chairs are American “Bodi-form” model.

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KenLayton commented about Sunset Drive-In on Dec 6, 2011 at 7:34 pm

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.

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KenLayton commented about PF theater goes discount on Dec 6, 2011 at 6:20 pm

I used to service this theater several years ago when Steve Lange and Dave Fazende were operating the theater.

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KenLayton commented about Michael Moore fighting to save State Theatre on Nov 16, 2011 at 7:56 pm

Why doesn’t Moore simply put up the money himself? He’s rich.

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KenLayton commented about 69 Drive-In on Sep 27, 2011 at 4:37 pm

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.

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KenLayton commented about Beacon Drive-In on Sep 24, 2011 at 5:53 pm

RCA “Old Style” junction box holding two Reed brand speakers.

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KenLayton commented about Beaver Theater on Sep 23, 2011 at 10:48 pm

Here is a link to a picture of the Ritz/Beaver theater:

http://www.historicphotoarchive.net/scripts/ImageFolio43/imageFolio.cgi?action=view&link=Click_Here_to_view_Photographs&image=0001-C16.ifz&img=0&search=theater&cat=all&tt=ifz&bool=and

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KenLayton commented about Roxy Theatre on Sep 22, 2011 at 4:53 pm

Teecee:

That link to the black & white photo is now bad.

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KenLayton commented about Skyline Drive-in on Sep 8, 2011 at 12:49 am

Looks like an Orcon brand xenon lamphouse. Projector might be a Simplex E-7.

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KenLayton commented about Rex Theatre on Sep 2, 2011 at 5:01 am

The exact address for the theater is 301 and 303 4th Avenue East, Olympia, Wash. 98501

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KenLayton commented about Lakewood Theatre on Sep 2, 2011 at 2:56 am

The theater has a fire sprinkler system installed throughout the building.

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KenLayton commented about Lakewood Theatre on Sep 1, 2011 at 10:27 pm

kateymac01: the newspaper link is now dead.

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KenLayton commented about Split north lot on Sep 1, 2011 at 5:27 am

This photo shows the north parking lot which faces Martin Way.

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KenLayton commented about Digital ushers in a new era of the silver screen on Aug 27, 2011 at 4:10 pm

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.

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KenLayton commented about Projectors on Aug 23, 2011 at 4:32 pm

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.

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KenLayton commented about Weir Theatre on Aug 22, 2011 at 8:32 pm

There is a parking lot now where the Weir Theater used to stand.