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Scott Neff commented about AMC Academy 8 on Apr 17, 2018 at 8:25 pm

I’m pretty sure AMC touted “Torus” screens as their curved screen experience.

http://www.film-tech.com/ubb/f1/t001230.html

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Scott Neff commented about Kam Drive-In on Apr 12, 2018 at 4:57 pm

I’m assuming it has something to do with the Kamehameha Highway nearby.

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Scott Neff commented about Edwards Family 4 on Apr 5, 2018 at 3:38 pm

https://www.cinematour.com/tour/us/2000.html

We have some posted over at Cinematour, if you haven’t seen them.

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Scott Neff commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Mar 28, 2018 at 9:22 pm

Zubi, thanks for the info on the II-III. When I first started traveling and taking pictures of theatres, I snapped a few shots of the lobby of the II-III after it was closed. Had I known they were going to be torn down I would’ve taken more.

They’re at the bottom of our page for it at Cinematour.com

https://www.cinematour.com/tour/us/2129.html

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Scott Neff commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Mar 26, 2018 at 9:39 pm

Does anybody have any photos or details about the original multiplex that was built to accompany this theatre? And how, historically, does that fit in. Were people irritated if they went to see a movie at the Chinese and they got stuck in the multiplex? Or was it just par for the course at the time?

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Scott Neff commented about AMC Center Valley 16 on Mar 19, 2018 at 8:20 pm

AMC tends to take those down and just put an AMC sign up in over the door.

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Scott Neff commented about Cinemark Tinseltown USA on Mar 1, 2018 at 2:50 pm

Kind of strange Cinemark keeps replacing the Tinseltown signage when they still have it as part of their banner of brands. Unless of course they’re planning to phase it out because of all the purple and green checkered memories it evokes.

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Scott Neff commented about AMC Mesa Grand 14 on Jan 30, 2018 at 8:39 pm

From photos on Google it looks like they closed down the original theatres 1-10 and renumbered the theatres starting with theatre #1 in the lobby, which I assume was originally theatre #11.

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Scott Neff commented about Regal Forum 5 on Jan 23, 2018 at 8:02 pm

Regal has added onto the building and installed recliners in all theatres. It is now a 5-screen.

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Scott Neff commented about AMC Classic Arizona Center 24 on Jan 17, 2018 at 1:27 pm

I think they may have just added new carpet. The entire development (not just AMC) was being renovated so perhaps AMC is hoping there’s some life left in this place.

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Scott Neff commented about AMC Dine-In Sunset 5 on Jan 17, 2018 at 1:26 pm

Ovation was the only one Carmike came up with on their own. Sundance was a company that Carmike acquired and never rebranded. Bogarts was also Muvico’s concept that Carmike never rebranded.

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Scott Neff commented about AMC Dine-In Sunset 5 on Jan 16, 2018 at 6:49 pm

Well — more so that Carmike acquired Sundance Cinemas and didn’t really plan to brand them separately. When AMC got Carmike they just so happened to fall in line with AMC’s Dine-In concept.

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Scott Neff commented about AMC Deer Valley 17 on Jan 16, 2018 at 6:44 pm

Well would you look at that… interesting!

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Scott Neff commented about AMC Classic Arizona Center 24 on Jan 12, 2018 at 12:46 pm

I visited last month and can confirm all 24-screens are still open and operating. Some of them looked like they had brand new carpet, didn’t look like they were preparing to shut down any portion soon.

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Scott Neff commented about AMC Deer Valley 17 on Jan 12, 2018 at 12:44 pm

It would depend on which side of the theatre they closed down. Since most of the AMC 30-plexes were essentially two 13-plexes flanking four screens that surround the snack bar, they achieve 17-screens by closing down one entire wing. Most of the 30/24 plexes that AMC has cut down to 17/14 screens, they’ve simply closed the 18-30/15-24 wing making it impossible to tell there were ever more screens unless you knew they were there. I would be interested in seeing one where they close the 1-13 side down and kept everything numbered the same.

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Scott Neff commented about Regal Gallery Place Stadium 14 on Jan 5, 2018 at 12:49 pm

I’ve been to other 4DX screens — never watched a full movie, just checked them out. Like DBox, they aren’t for me, distract me from the movie.

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Scott Neff commented about Regal Downtown West Cinema 8 on Jan 3, 2018 at 7:21 pm

Plush rockers/seats from another Regal that got the recliner treatment?

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Scott Neff commented about CMX Old Orchard Dine-In on Dec 28, 2017 at 3:19 pm

CMX stands for Cinemex, but it’s their US brand.

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Scott Neff commented about Bay Cinema 4 on Dec 20, 2017 at 8:01 pm

I believe this theatre is now closed. Schulman’s Movie Bowl Grille appears to be the operating theatre in town.

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Scott Neff commented about AMC Spring 10 on Dec 13, 2017 at 2:22 am

I help run a handy site called Cinematour.com — when in doubt, check there. (But please, do not post here unless you give us credit.)

https://www.cinematour.com/tour/us/5044.html

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Scott Neff commented about Regency II on Dec 7, 2017 at 7:02 pm

While a cool picture, it is a picture of the Regency I theatre which was around the corner from the Regency II. (They were two separate theatres, not two separate auditoriums in one building)

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Scott Neff commented about Regency II on Dec 7, 2017 at 7:01 pm

Regency II did have an escalator from the street level into the lobby.

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Scott Neff commented about Vineland Drive-In on Dec 6, 2017 at 5:49 pm

Technalight was an enhanced lamphouse for the 35mm projection system that greatly increased the amount of light emitted from the projector. This was particularly important at a Drive-In where ambient light around/behind the screens would wash out the projected image making dark scenes difficult to view. I believe once everybody converted to digital projection it improved image quality even more, making Technalight irrelevant/obsolte. Ambient light continues to be a challenge for most Drive-Ins that aren’t isolated or on the outskirts of town.

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Scott Neff commented about Century Capitol 16 on Dec 6, 2017 at 5:44 pm

The theatre was built on the west portion of the Capitol 6 Drive-In, which itself was reconfigured to continue operation of all six screens on the east portion of the property. Now that the theatre has been demolished, the west portion of the property, including the land the building was on, acts as parking for the Capitol Flea Market/Swap Meet that operates at the Drive-In during the days Thu-Sun.

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Scott Neff commented about AMC Classic Arizona Center 24 on Dec 5, 2017 at 2:11 pm

This one isn’t your typical layout so it may not lend itself to the typical “shut down a hallway” so it’s hard to say. I’ll be in PHX next week, I’ll try and stop by and figure it out.