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JackCoursey commented about Big Horn Cinemas on Oct 18, 2017 at 10:30 am

The photo above is not related to the current four screen Big Horn Cinema which was built in this century. This photo might be of the Cody in its early years of operation.

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JackCoursey commented about Hornbeck Theatre on Oct 2, 2017 at 8:26 pm

It appears that only one half of the balcony is used for screening. What is the other half used for or was it not closed off?

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JackCoursey commented about Regal Malibu Cinemas on Sep 19, 2017 at 9:26 pm

Malibu struck me as the type of market in which a “boutique” cinema would thrive. Seemed like a pleasant enough venue. Was the later auditorium built on or was the original space split to allow for two screens?

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JackCoursey commented about Cine Arts Theater on Sep 10, 2017 at 9:12 am

Was this built as a twin or is it a conversion?

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JackCoursey commented about Riviera Theater on Aug 20, 2017 at 5:23 pm

There is a building at 1406 which exterior suggest that it might have been a theater at one time. Is it possible that the address listed above is off and that a least a portion of the theatre still exist?

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JackCoursey commented about Regal Tara Cinemas 4 on Jul 26, 2017 at 6:58 am

Thank you same for the correction and update! A great piece of vintage 1960’s era cinema architecture. Would be great to see the original screen back in place.

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JackCoursey commented about Lincoln Plaza Cinema on Jul 26, 2017 at 6:53 am

From examining the archive photo here in the cinema was in operation, it seems to strongly resemble the Gateway 8 on Federal Way. Are the two identical?

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JackCoursey commented about AMC Classic Dekalb Mall 16 on May 29, 2017 at 11:07 am

Upon review of the photos on Cinema Tour, the non-stadium auditorium(s) photo(s) does not have the trademark Cineplex Odeon decor of the 80s four-plex. It is possible that these are the same auditoriums and that AMC just remodeled the interiors to match with the newer additions added when it was expanded to 16.

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JackCoursey commented about Regal Tara Cinemas 4 on May 28, 2017 at 9:46 pm

The source of all things Tara resides in Sandy Springs…the one called George Lefont. He took over operation after Loews folded and built the third auditorium, ground up, in the late 1970s, early 1980s. George also had the left auditorium divided into two during the 1980s as well.

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JackCoursey commented about Galaxy Gig Harbor on May 21, 2017 at 7:48 pm

The theatre’s seating occupancy has been reduced from 2,100 to 960 with the installation of reclining lounge seating. Finishing touches are being made to newly built IMAX auditorium, which will be one of the largest of this type venue west of the Mississippi.

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JackCoursey commented about Harundale Cinema I & II on May 13, 2017 at 10:57 am

thanks for the interior shots! It appears that they have dropped the ceiling and leveled the floors. i am hoping that at least one of the auditoriums is still mostly intact from its day as a cinema as that this was one of the flagship theatres of the gcc chain.

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JackCoursey commented about Mall Corner 6 on Apr 2, 2017 at 9:25 pm

Totally unremarkable venue. Plitt/ABC cinemas were usually top of the line and state of the art. The Mall Corners was a very sterile and bland design.

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JackCoursey commented about Towne Cinema on Mar 26, 2017 at 10:27 am

This needs to be updated to “Open” Towne Cinema

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JackCoursey commented about Sunset Theater on Mar 18, 2017 at 12:01 pm

The Perunke (Sunset) Theatre originally had a 2/4 Wurlitzer installed October 1919 as opus #253, a Style 135B. In 1942, the instrument was moved to the Emmanuel Tabernacle in Seattle, Washington by Balcom & Vaughan. .

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JackCoursey commented about Rex Theatre on Jan 26, 2017 at 6:56 pm

http://www.tacomaweekly.com/news/article/lincoln-district-revitalizationThe Rex Theatre exterior is in the process of being restored! Unless someone opts to operate the site as a theatre, the interior will be gutted and converted to retail space. The interior looks in relatively good condition for being shuttered for decades and equipped for both stage and film presentations.

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JackCoursey commented about Lincoln Theatre on Dec 18, 2016 at 9:42 pm

The actual total seating of 519. The theater was reconfigured with two screens on the main level and one upstairs in the former balcony. East main floor screen has 177 seats, west main floor screen has 163 seats and the upstairs screen has 179 seats.

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JackCoursey commented about Regal Tara Cinemas 4 on Sep 17, 2016 at 10:43 pm

Here’s an idea: reconfigure the original building to bring back the original screen by moving back the walls of the front two auditoriums. The original screen would out IMAX IMAX. Install stadium seating in all four of the auditoria. The larger screen could be used for screening 70mm classics like Lawrence of Arabia, Aliens, Patton and of course, Gone With the Wind. This would make it one of the best art houses in the USA and insure that it remains a viable operation for another 50 years. Just a thought…

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JackCoursey commented about Montesano Theater on Aug 14, 2016 at 12:33 am

Was in Montesano today and took a look at the building. The building is stunning and looks to be in great shape. Was able to take a peek through the front doors and from what I could see the auditorium seeks pretty much intact as well.

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JackCoursey commented about Vogue Theatre on Aug 12, 2016 at 11:12 pm

Was in Cle Elum in June, 2016 and the theatre appeared to be in relatively good shape from the exterior but was unable to get a peek inside. Still closed and no indication that it has been in use of late.

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JackCoursey commented about Paramount Theatre on Jul 23, 2016 at 9:36 pm

The Paramount is great! Not a bad seat in the house, great acoustics, and rich in design. Hope to hear the organ someday there.

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JackCoursey commented about Enumclaw Star Cinema on Jul 21, 2016 at 9:21 pm

If you were to try to locate the Star via GPS you will end up in a vacant lot. The cinema is literally hidden behind a strip mall with no marquee or signage indicating its presence. It carries some historical significance as being the only single screen Jerry Lewis cinema still in operation.

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JackCoursey commented about John Danz Theatre on Jul 19, 2016 at 9:19 pm

Drove by what is now the Doxa Church the other day. One would never know this was a former cinema theatre based on it’s current incarnation. Both the exterior and interior have been stripped on all artifacts which one would equate with a cinema and replaced with…nothing. The sanctuary resembles a cheap music hall with bare black walls.

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JackCoursey commented about Liberty Theater on Jul 5, 2016 at 9:24 pm

It is still a church and appears to be in fairly good shape. Very little alteration has been made to the auditorium.

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JackCoursey commented about Indie Cinema on Jun 19, 2016 at 8:25 pm

The King has reopened as the Indie Theatre with a seating capacity of 146. The address 114 West Main Street, Tishomingo, OK 73460 and the website is http://the-indie.com/index.html

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JackCoursey commented about Dresden Theatre on May 27, 2016 at 9:59 pm

The Dresden Theatre, now the Gazette Building on the south side of Washington Street, opened on August 8, 1935 with a seating capacity of 450. It closed in the mid 1960’s with the building remodeled for retail use.