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KenLayton commented about View from the stage on Jan 30, 2016 at 11:35 pm

In the picture above, the balcony has a glassed-in smoking room on the left side and a cry room on the right side. The smoking room even had it’s own ventilation system and super deluxe chairs.

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KenLayton commented about Silverdale 4 Cinemas on Jan 27, 2016 at 12:14 am

This theater closed last week.A church bought it and is now in the process of converting the theater into a church.

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KenLayton commented about Hub Theater on Jan 24, 2016 at 1:29 pm

The seven pictures I shot of this theater back in 1999 are all I have posted here. I wanted to get inside it to photograph the interior, but was never able to do so.

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KenLayton commented about AMC Loews Lakewood Towne Center 12 on Jan 10, 2016 at 1:21 pm

I believe this has two snack bars, one at each building.

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KenLayton commented about Rodeo Drive-In on Dec 8, 2015 at 1:29 am

Something unprecedented in the history of the Rodeo Drive-In Theater: They are reopening in the winter on December 17, 2015 for a 4 week run of the new Star Wars movie!

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KenLayton commented about Elma Theater on Dec 6, 2015 at 7:09 pm

Perhaps this will help you:

http://www.coldwellbankerbain.com/Homes/WA/Elma/133-4th-St-98541/347037

I understand the husband and wife who bought it live in Montesano. That is the next town to the west of Elma.

Perhaps the Grays Harbor County Assessor’s Office can help with the names of the theater’s owners.

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KenLayton commented about Historic Theatre News: A $24.3 Million Plan to Restore Tacoma’s Historic Pantages Theater on Nov 20, 2015 at 1:26 am

This theater is located in Tacoma, Washington.

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KenLayton commented about Elma Theater on Nov 20, 2015 at 12:14 am

Still closed and boarded up.

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KenLayton commented about Roxy Theatre on Sep 26, 2015 at 12:25 pm

This is indeed very good news! I’d like to see some more pictures of this theater.

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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.