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terrywade commented about United Cinemas Rockingham Outdoor Cinema 14 Leghorn Street, Rockingham, WA 6168 on May 3, 2020 at 9:45 am

Thanks FILM for the photo post. I guess those are stereo speakers on top of the screen not lights? They must be water proof. I wonder If they have a set of surround speakers in the back? Hope they can add some sides to the flat screen when they show a scope movie. They run a same type of set up each year outside in one of the movie theatres set up at the Telluride CO film festival. They string up the stereo surround speakers up in the trees but cover them in case It rains.

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terrywade commented about May 23, 1983 photo credit George Widman/AP. on May 2, 2020 at 9:01 pm

Thanks David for the photo. Great 70mm satin banner under the marquee. Probably came from National Screen Service long out of business. Need one for my living room, you never find them on E Bay.

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terrywade commented about United Cinemas 14 Leghorn Street, Rockingham, WA 6168 on May 2, 2020 at 4:27 pm

Thanks FILM for the nice color light photo. Anyone in the USA from REGAL,CINEMARK,ALAMO,AMC or any other fledging movie chain on this board lets try to get some color LED lights in some of your auditoriums!!! Take a tour of Europe movie theatres and see what they have done inside. Time for you to get rid of the bright white bulbs, thanks.

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terrywade commented about Milentz - Liberty, TX on Apr 30, 2020 at 5:23 am

M*1944 thanks for sharing this great old photo. Looks like the old screen for flat 1.33 or 1.85 was made of bricks then they added a wood wing for CinemaScope® in the 1954 time frame. The sold thick old screen tower probably withstood many storms but the wood wings may not have done so well in a big Texas storm. It was way cheaper for so many of these Drive In’s to keep the old square screen and just add sides for a scope movie. Thanks again.

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terrywade commented about UGC-de Brouckere on Apr 25, 2020 at 10:11 am

Thanks ABC, you don’t see movie theatre fronts like this anymore at least in the USA.

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terrywade commented about Tropicaire Drive-In on Apr 23, 2020 at 8:47 pm

I just noticed this must have been the original flat screen before the wider CinemaScope® screen was added to the sides.

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terrywade commented about Tropicaire Drive-In on Apr 23, 2020 at 8:44 pm

Thanks William. Too bad this photo was not in color. The back of the screen palms and pink apartment under the screen must have lit up at night nice.

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terrywade commented about 1965 photo courtesy of the Fiftiesville Facebook page. on Apr 23, 2020 at 8:38 pm

Thanks David for the image. You can see when they added the CinemaScope® wings to the sides probably in 1954? What a place to live under the back of the screen! Thanks again.

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terrywade commented about Tropicaire Drive-In on Apr 23, 2020 at 8:29 pm

Thanks ST for this nice photo. Must have looked great at night with color lights on the palms. I wonder If that was the managers apartments under the screen? Probably long gone I guess. Thanks again

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terrywade commented about Palace Theater on Apr 22, 2020 at 11:25 am

Thanks I wonder if this western art had black lights on them to make a glow?

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terrywade commented about RIVOLI Theatre, New York, New York. on Apr 20, 2020 at 8:12 pm

Thanks Lou for the photos of the UA Rivoli with its huge curved TODD-AO curved screen with curtains.

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terrywade commented about Rita Theatre Owner Raymond Syufy on Apr 18, 2020 at 8:08 am

Thanks David for this rare photo of the Northern California king pin of movie theatres and drive-in’s Ray Syufy. He was a smart business person buying up farm land and putting in outdoor movie screens and building 70mm Super Cinerama® dome screens around CA. The land the Syufy family still owns the sons have taken over to sell the old drive inn’s for mall space then they put in a new multiplex cinema on the property. The Syufy family kept a few of the old drive in’s around CA,Nevada and Arizona now under ‘Westwind Theatres’ and still run them today with the flea markets. Ray was way ahead of his time as a independent movie theatre owner and real estate guru. He went after the big movie studios to get first run movies for his small chain of cinemas. Thanks to the Syufy family located in Marin county that still carry his legacy.

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terrywade commented about 1987 photo credit Ron Henderson Collection. on Apr 9, 2020 at 7:57 am

Thanks David for this classic photo. Nice to see the CinemaScope® attachment on the sides. Much larger then the flat 1.33 screen.

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terrywade commented about Nimitz Drive In on Apr 4, 2020 at 7:34 am

Thanks Jim for this clip from Boxoffice Mag. The Nimitz freeway in the East Bay had many old outdoor movie theatres as the farm land was so cheap in the 50’s & 60’s. It was so fun driving by when I was a kid with their giant CinemaScope® screens. The property was worth so much they all come down in the early 1980’s. I have a ton of old Boxoffice mags and It’s great to look at the Modern Theatre section from the 1950’s & 60’s to see all the new movie theatres indoor and outdoor going up plus all the new wide screen systems coming.

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terrywade commented about Coliseum Cinemas on Apr 1, 2020 at 10:47 pm

Thanks Johnny for the ad. Bette must have had a tight drive time, hope they did not run into any traffic for her live stage appearance.

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terrywade commented about 1973 photo credit Steve Fitch, via the National Archives. on Mar 28, 2020 at 8:36 pm

David thanks for the curved screen photo.Must have looked great on a scope movie also.

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terrywade commented about Chalk Hill Drive-In on Mar 28, 2020 at 2:34 pm

You can see from this photo the curved CinemaScope® attachment on the sides.

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terrywade commented about Chalk Hill Drive-In on Mar 28, 2020 at 2:31 pm

Thanks so much 50’s for this photo. What a great curved screen almost like Cinerama® at the Drive In.

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terrywade commented about Indiana Theatre on Mar 22, 2020 at 4:14 pm

So nice to see a photo of the CINERAMA® curved drapes that this theatre had. Thanks Jet for the image. I wonder If anyone has photos of the CINERAMA® screen?

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terrywade commented about Pendleton Pike - Indianapolis, IN on Mar 22, 2020 at 4:03 pm

M1944**thanks for this great photo of the back of the PP DI semi curved screen. You can see the wood sections on the sides that they added for CinemaScope® in the 1950’s.

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terrywade commented about 3/21/75 print ad via Tim O'Neill. on Mar 21, 2020 at 7:35 am

Wow thanks David for the ad. Must have been a great night at he Chicago State Lake Theatre with Ann Margret onstage plus QUINTAPHONIC SOUND®

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terrywade commented about Alexandria Theatre on Mar 15, 2020 at 8:36 pm

Thanks Kino. I wonder is this art wall mural was ever lit from the back? Would look great with low blue halo light from behind when a movie was on. The place just sits empty year after year and a pool may be going in. I saw 70mm ‘Cleopatra’ roadshow semi flat Todd AO screen here many years ago plus many other 70mm roadshow movies. This was UA’s second tier 70mm theatre down the street from the torn down Coronet. The Coronet was the first theatre to have a curved Todd-AO screen in SF in 1955 for Oklahoma.

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terrywade commented about Cooper Theatre on Mar 10, 2020 at 10:31 pm

Thanks Elmo so nice to see the Cinerama® side booth in the corner.

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terrywade commented about Fairmount Theatre on Mar 6, 2020 at 6:10 pm

Thanks CC must have looked great with the black light glow going during a movie on the side walls.

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terrywade commented about Rivoili Theatre NYC - 1966 - SOUND OF MUSIC premiere roadshow on Mar 5, 2020 at 8:16 pm

Thanks Joseph for the UA Rivoli image. Must have looked great on the big Todd-AO curved screen.