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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!

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KenLayton commented about Russell Theatre on Oct 2, 2014 at 11:23 pm

The interior of this theater looks much like the interior of the 7th Street Theater in Hoquiam, Washington.

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KenLayton commented about Elma Theater on Oct 2, 2014 at 11:12 pm

Was the theater still boarded up?

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KenLayton commented about D & R Theatre on Oct 2, 2014 at 12:37 pm

Here’s the newspaper story about the bankruptcy:

http://thedailyworld.com/news/local/closed-aberdeen-businesses-open-under-new-names

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KenLayton commented about New Ritz Theatre on Sep 17, 2014 at 6:41 pm

The B.F. Shearer company was a huge theater equipment dealer all up and down the west coast during the late 1940’s through the mid 1960’s. They had offices in Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.

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KenLayton commented about Fiesta Drive-In on Jul 14, 2014 at 12:17 am

Did this theater do enough business to warrant the conversion to video projectors?

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KenLayton commented about Midway Drive-In on Jul 9, 2014 at 2:39 pm

Sad news. :(

I hope insurance can pay for a new one. They should call Selby Screen Towers for an estimate.

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KenLayton commented about Fair Oaks Drive-In on Jul 9, 2014 at 12:09 pm

Very sad news indeed. :(

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KenLayton commented about Olympic Club Theatre on Jun 23, 2014 at 3:22 pm

You enter the theater at the sandwich sign where the main tavern portion is. There’s a “Cocktails” sign in the window there. The doors at the theater itself underneath the theater ‘marquee’ are merely emergency exit doors as required by the fire department. I’ve never watched a movie there myself, but have been in their projection booth a few times. They have Simplex XL projector, RCA soundhead, Strong Super Lume-x lamphouse with a 1600 watt bulb, Strong platter, and DTS digital sound. I don’t know if they converted to video projection yet.

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KenLayton commented about Olympic Club Theatre on Jun 23, 2014 at 12:20 pm

I’ve eaten there before. The food was good and so was the service.

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KenLayton commented about Elma Theater on Jun 17, 2014 at 10:05 pm

Here’s a picture I found of the theater dated October 22, 2013.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/chiski/11426652065/in/photostream/

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KenLayton commented about Lake Shore Drive-In on Jun 13, 2014 at 12:35 pm

What a beautiful screen tower!

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KenLayton commented about Fiesta Drive-In on Jun 12, 2014 at 10:55 pm

It appears they only show single features.

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KenLayton commented about Gem Theatre on Jun 4, 2014 at 2:24 pm

It’s a haunted theater:

http://www.hauntedplaces.org/item/gem-theatre/

That website has a nice picture of the front of the building as it looks today all restored.

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KenLayton commented about Scottsdale Six demolished on May 13, 2014 at 12:13 pm

This is horrible news. :(