Comments from KenLayton

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KenLayton commented about State Theater on Jun 23, 2015 at 1:40 am

I can tell you as I worked there (1977 to 1990) how the tri-plexing was done. The theater was originally designed with stadium seating (no balcony). The back half of the auditorium was walled off from the main floor. Then the walled off section was split into two auditoriums of about 100 seats each. The main auditorium held 500 seats after the tri-plexing was done by Tom Moyer Luxury Theatres. From my brief look after it was converted into live theater, ALL of the interior of the auditorium was changed. You would not recognize the interior of the auditorium anymore from the way it originally opened in 1949. The lobby is still somewhat intact though.

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KenLayton commented about Elma Theater on May 31, 2015 at 12:37 pm

Google is now listing this theater as permanently closed. :(

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KenLayton commented about Elma Theater on Mar 25, 2015 at 1:04 pm

Nobody has heard anything about it. Still closed and boarded up. Even the E-L-M-A letters are gone from the sign.

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KenLayton commented about Avalon Theater on Jan 31, 2015 at 1:20 am

This is indeed very good news! Glad to hear this gem is being brought back to life. :)

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KenLayton commented about Regal Three Rivers Mall 12 & RPX on Jan 25, 2015 at 1:57 am

Chehalis already has a two year old 10 plex stadium seating and digital video projection theater. Astoria already has that newish 6 plex and that restored single screen. The folks in Rainier will probably continue going to that wonderfully restored single screen theater in St. Helens.

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KenLayton commented about Regal Three Rivers 5 on Jan 22, 2015 at 12:11 pm

This theater is just across the parking lot from the new 12 plex that just opened.

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KenLayton commented about Hi-Way Drive-In on Jan 21, 2015 at 5:34 pm

The video is excellent! Thanks for posting it. :)

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KenLayton commented about Cascade Park 4 on Jan 18, 2015 at 1:26 pm

Thank you for drawing this! Nice to see what the internal layout was.

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KenLayton commented about Skyline Drive-In on Jan 17, 2015 at 4:07 pm

That’s a pretty boxoffice!

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KenLayton commented about Regal Three Rivers Mall 12 & RPX on Jan 16, 2015 at 12:39 pm

This theater just opened a few days ago. I really don’t see how this theater will stay open. The mall there is a dying mall. Nobody in the area has any money. Too many screens in the area.

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KenLayton commented about Harbor Vue Drive-In on Jan 4, 2015 at 10:43 pm

I have now added my hand drawn map of the theater to the photos page.

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KenLayton commented about Lacey Drive-In on Jan 4, 2015 at 10:38 pm

I have now added my hand drawn map of the theater property to the photos page for this theater.

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KenLayton commented about Sunset Drive-In on Jan 4, 2015 at 10:34 pm

I have now added the hand drawn map of the property I made.

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KenLayton commented about Twin City Drive In on Jan 4, 2015 at 10:30 pm

I have added a hand drawn map that I made of the property layout to the photos page for this theater.

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KenLayton commented about Blog Hiatus on Oct 28, 2014 at 1:53 am

Yup, Variety is now reporting that Regal Cinemas may be going up for sale:

http://variety.com/2014/film/news/regal-exploring-possible-sale-1201340323/

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KenLayton commented about Midway Cinema on Oct 26, 2014 at 1:08 am

The theater is a converted Rite-Aid drug store building. It has no projection booth. All the video projectors are mounted in the auditorium.

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KenLayton commented about D & R Theatre on Oct 22, 2014 at 8:56 pm

Website for the theater:

http://dandrtheater.com/

Still says “Account Suspended”.

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KenLayton commented about Fox Theatre on Oct 19, 2014 at 9:47 pm

davefox: Yes that is correct. Opera Pacifica no longer has any involvement with the Fox Theater. Scott White of Historic Fox Theater is the current owner/operator.

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KenLayton commented about D & R Theatre on Oct 15, 2014 at 12:03 am

The theater website now says “account suspended” on a blank white page. Some friends said the phone number no longer works.

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KenLayton commented about Wheel-In Motor Movie on Oct 12, 2014 at 1:08 pm

They are doing a Halloween triple feature of classic horror movies: Bride of Frankenstein (1935) Attack of the 50 Foot Woman (1958) Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)

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KenLayton commented about Johnny Rockets to partner with drive-in theaters on Oct 10, 2014 at 3:43 pm

I forget to mention the link to USA Drive-ins' website:

http://usadrive-ins.com/

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KenLayton commented about Johnny Rockets to partner with drive-in theaters on Oct 10, 2014 at 3:39 pm

Existing drive-in theaters can get in on joining up with Johnny Rockets as mentioned here:

http://www.eater.com/2014/9/15/6156017/johnny-rockets-to-debut-drive-in-movie-concept

USA Drive-ins LLC has a facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/USA-Drive-Ins/721881731183023

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KenLayton commented about Russell Theatre on Oct 4, 2014 at 10:46 pm

Any pictures of the projection booth?

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KenLayton commented about Sky-Vu Drive-In on Oct 4, 2014 at 2:11 pm

Carmike will probably put a proviso in the sale agreement to never allow this to be a theater again.

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KenLayton commented about SouthShore Mall Cinema on Oct 3, 2014 at 12:29 pm

I remember the old 4 plex had gaps at the bottom of the auditorium doors because the ground kept sinking!