Comments from KenLayton

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KenLayton commented about Century Olympia 14 on Aug 30, 2016 at 10:47 am

The new electric reclining seats are being installed right now. They are starting with auditoriums 1 through 7 first.

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KenLayton commented about Montesano Theater on Aug 14, 2016 at 8:44 am

The building is indeed in pretty good condition. If you go down the side alley, the “stage door” is still there.

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KenLayton commented about Worcester, MA - A rare look inside Worcester's abandoned Paris Cinema on Aug 4, 2016 at 10:05 am

Wow, that building is in pretty bad shape inside.

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KenLayton commented about Nashville, TN - Belcourt Theater's Dramatic Remodel Expands Cultural Reach — And Accessibility on Jul 27, 2016 at 9:54 pm

Do they still run some 16mm films?

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KenLayton commented about Yelm Cinemas on Jul 17, 2016 at 8:32 am

They recently installed new recliner seats in the entire complex.

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KenLayton commented about Washington Center for the Performing Arts on Jul 17, 2016 at 8:29 am

Andy Crow, well-known Pacific Northwest organist who restored the pipe organ in this theater, passed away a few days ago. The pipe organ has been renamed the “Andy Crow Wurlitzer” in his memory. He will receive a posthumous award later in the year for his many years of playing music for silent movies in this and other theaters.

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KenLayton commented about Riverside Cinema on Jul 16, 2016 at 7:13 pm

Formerly known as the South Shore Mall 4 theater.

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KenLayton commented about G Theatre on Jul 15, 2016 at 3:01 pm

From what I’ve heard, the new owner lives in the theater and it is definitely closed.

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KenLayton commented about Moonlight interior #1 on Jul 14, 2016 at 10:22 am

Color scheme and layout of this auditorium looks like an Act 3 Theaters theater building.

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KenLayton commented about Pix Theater on Jul 12, 2016 at 9:21 pm

Judging by all the broken windows, it looks like the building is abandoned.

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KenLayton commented about Liberty Theater on Jul 5, 2016 at 11:13 pm

The building is in very good condition and maintained.

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KenLayton commented about Booth trap door on May 29, 2016 at 8:20 pm

There was a block-and-tackle mounted in the ceiling directly above this trap door. This was so the projectionist could tie a rope to the carrying handles on the film shipping cans and hoist the heavy film cans into the booth.

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KenLayton commented about Original portholes on May 29, 2016 at 8:17 pm

This is where the projector were placed when the theater was a single screen.

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KenLayton commented about Vertical sign on May 29, 2016 at 8:16 pm

Notice the metal ladders attached to each side of the sign. This was so a person could climb on the sign to change light bulbs.

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KenLayton commented about Chehalis Theatre on May 29, 2016 at 7:40 pm

The theater has been sold and the new owners plan to re-open this theater sometime in August 2016. The Centralia Chronicle has a story about this:

http://www.chronline.com/the-show-will-go-on-at-the-chehalis-theater-after/article_e5db8fec-2366-11e6-96cd-471952e64608.html

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KenLayton commented about Ross Ragland Theatre on May 26, 2016 at 7:38 pm

I’m curious too and wonder if Ross is related to film comic Rags Ragland?

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KenLayton commented about Martin Village 16 on May 21, 2016 at 9:29 pm

This theater is always busy. It has easy access on and off the freeway plus a traffic light to get you in and out of the theater property. Huge parking lot with plenty of parking too. This is a very nice theater.

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KenLayton commented about Marquee in 1988 on May 21, 2016 at 9:24 pm

That empty lot behind the sign has been developed into two restaurants: Red Lobster and Shari’s.

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KenLayton commented about Front of theater on May 21, 2016 at 9:22 pm

The building is made of pre-cast concrete walls that were tilted up into place by a crane and bolted together. This allowed the theater to be built quickly.

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KenLayton commented about Theater lobby in 1992 on May 21, 2016 at 9:20 pm

When Act 3 theaters remodeled this theater, they went with a deep blue color scheme throughout the whole building.

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KenLayton commented about Platter in booth on May 21, 2016 at 9:18 pm

That Strong X-60-C xenon lamphouse was moved to this theater from the Sunset Drive-in theater in Tumwater when it closed.

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KenLayton commented about auditoriun 1 on May 21, 2016 at 9:16 pm

Look at all those surround speakers!

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KenLayton commented about Games in lobby on May 21, 2016 at 9:15 pm

Capitol Amusement & Vending owned and operated all of the amusement games (and payphones) in the theater during the 1990’s.

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KenLayton commented about Banana split from roof on May 21, 2016 at 9:12 pm

That large patch of dirt above those trailers has been developed and is now home to a Red Lobster restaurant and a Shari’s Restaurant.

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KenLayton commented about Lacey Cinemas on May 21, 2016 at 9:09 pm

They physically added onto the right (west) side of the building, facing O'Blarney’s Tavern.