Comments from KenLayton

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KenLayton commented about Lincoln Plaza Cinema on Jun 24, 2017 at 8:06 am

Yes I believe this is one of those late 80’s buildings. It had sloped floors. It was hard to find because they had to put up the marquee on busy 38th street so people could be directed to the theater.

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KenLayton commented about Seattle, WA - Guild 45th, Seven Gables movie theaters closed indefinitely on Jun 10, 2017 at 11:28 pm

Let me guess. The “renovation” will either be a Rite-Aid or a Walgreen’s.

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KenLayton commented about Elma Theater on May 29, 2017 at 9:43 pm

Still closed and boarded up. No signs of any activity.

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KenLayton commented about Hilltop Drive-In on May 24, 2017 at 2:34 pm

What an odd projection angle. The projection building is way off to the side.

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KenLayton commented about Wheel-In Motor Movie on May 23, 2017 at 8:36 pm

Theater is temporarily closed until July 1 (approx) for installation of a new screen. Looks like it’ll be a very short season for them this year.

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KenLayton commented about Sunrise Drive-In on May 17, 2017 at 9:24 am

Picture shows the early use of “blast” speakers on the screen tower. This is the way the sound was distributed before the “in-car” speaker system was invented.

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KenLayton commented about Alpine Theatre on May 16, 2017 at 9:08 pm

Didn’t this theater get expanded to two screens?

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KenLayton commented about Coyote Drive-In on May 6, 2017 at 7:44 pm

it would be interesting to see the field layout with an overhead view from a drone.

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KenLayton commented about Teton Vu Drive-In on May 4, 2017 at 9:51 am

Are they still using speakers? Or have they converted to radio sound?

They get a video projector yet?

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KenLayton commented about Seaside Cinema on Apr 26, 2017 at 9:53 pm

I’ve found and scanned my pictures of this theater from September 2001.

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KenLayton commented about Times Theatre on Apr 26, 2017 at 9:51 pm

I’ve now found and scanned my pictures of the Times Theater and added them here.

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KenLayton commented about Elma Theater on Apr 26, 2017 at 7:40 pm

I understand the bank has taken back the theater.

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KenLayton commented about Elwha Theater on Apr 3, 2017 at 8:58 pm

That dimmer would have been for the house lights.

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KenLayton commented about Times Theatre on Apr 1, 2017 at 7:47 am

I’ve got some pictures of this theater in my files. Just need to dig them out and scan them.

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KenLayton commented about G Theatre on Mar 26, 2017 at 12:55 pm

Any more updates?

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KenLayton commented about Liberty Theater on Mar 20, 2017 at 7:35 am

What year did Lucy appear at this theater?

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KenLayton commented about St. Helens Theatre on Mar 19, 2017 at 9:03 pm

All of AaronNi’s photobucket links no longer work.

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KenLayton commented about Peak Drive-In on Mar 13, 2017 at 8:39 am

Looks like this theater had RCA sound system/speakers.

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KenLayton commented about Hi-Way 50 Drive-In on Mar 11, 2017 at 8:43 am

Looks like their original 1.33 ratio screen. Appears all they did to go wide screen was simply paint black upwards and made it a 2:1 ratio. I see speaker posts but no speakers on them. I assume they’ve gone radio sound.

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KenLayton commented about Burlingame Drive-In on Mar 8, 2017 at 8:30 pm

When did they stop using speakrs and make the switch to radio sound? Once they got radio sound, did they start with AM then later switch to FM? Or were they always AM?

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KenLayton commented about Redwood Drive-In on Mar 2, 2017 at 9:32 am

Wow, what a fantastic paint job on the screen tower! :)

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KenLayton commented about Wilma Theater on Feb 7, 2017 at 12:24 pm

Wasn’t this the theater that Andy Crow would run 16mm silents on an old Bell & Howell 140 carbon arc projector?

Was Marshall Woodbridge involved with this theater?

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KenLayton commented about Fiesta Drive-In Screen on Jan 30, 2017 at 10:30 am

I’m assuming they are using radio sound now? I don’t see any speakers on the posts.

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KenLayton commented about Larchmont, NY - Petition Urges Regal Cinemas to Lift Restrictions on Larchmont Playhouse Purchase on Jan 14, 2017 at 10:31 am

What the guy should do is run first run product anyway and let Regal sue them. The resultant bad press from the uproar of the people would force Regal to allow first run there. Another way around it is to say the original “entity” United Artists Theaters no longer exists so this clause is no longer valid.

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KenLayton commented about Andy Crow on Jan 9, 2017 at 8:37 am

He passed away in July 2016.