Photos favorited by Jason Whyte

  • <p>October 12, 2021</p>
  • <p>New Dolby Cinema interior lights</p>
  • <p>So nice Pacific Theatres still maintains their lush blue curtain drapes on the huge curved Cinerama┬« screen inside the Dome. Here is a shot when they first open and are very quite. Nice that they project the movie image on the curtains then open them not on a boring white screen like many theatres do that still use curtains, like the Seattle Cinerama Theatre they always open the drapes on a blank white screen most of the time then turn on the projector beam. This is not he best way to bring showmanship on the screen. I guess It depends on the projectionist if any on duty in Seattle?</p>
  • <p>A view of the Coronet Theatre in Victoria, BC, shortly after its 1989 closure.</p>
  • <p>Boxoffice, 9/18/78.</p>
  • <p>This photo was from around 1989 when it was still a Famous Players Theatre.</p>
  • <p>1985 photo and description courtesy Stephen Leigh.
              “To make room for all the added comforts at the Paramount Theatre, every second row of seats were removed, reducing the seat count from more than 1,100 to 800.”</p>
  • <p>July 2nd, 1987</p>
  • <p>Outer area of snack bar that faces the mall allows mall customers to buy theater food without entering the theater. Poster cases were also there to the right.</p>
  • <p>Boxoffice, 1/14/74.</p>
  • <p>The interior of Auditorium 8, the largest in Park Lane, seating 353 and featuring a massive constant-height screen that’s at least 60 feet wide.</p>
              <p>Before being renovated with stadium seating in 2005, this auditorium had seating for 522.  It originally had 70mm projection capability, and as each auditorium in Park Lane had a unique name, was named “Paradise.”</p>
              <p>It was renamed “Capitol” a year later, due to the efforts of Halifax’s mayor Ron Wallace, who had worked as an usher at that iconic Halifax theatre, which was demolished in 1974.</p>
              <p>Sorry for the less-than-ideal image quality.</p>
  • <p>Paradise auditorium of the Famous Players Victoria Terrace as it appeared in 1989, courtesy of Box Office Magazine. This looked way more polished than a comparable Cineplex Odeon auditorium of the same era up in Canada.</p>
  • <p>Lougheed Mall Cinemas November 1979</p>
  • <p>A rare photo of the interior of the UA 150.</p>
  • <p>This was Projection Booth #2
              I can’t recall the name of the projector</p>