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terrywade commented about 1977 photo courtesy Honolulu Then and Now Facebook page. on Mar 3, 2020 at 10:48 pm

A great place to see a CINERAMA® movie when visiting Oahu in It’s day. Time to move out the current store and re install CINERAMA® and showcase ‘SOUTH SEAS ADVENTURE’ for all the tourists to see on the giant curved screen with pink curtains. Roadshow comes back with a program and intermission for a new generation to enjoy. Thanks David for the memories.

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terrywade commented about Showplace ICON at The Boro on Mar 3, 2020 at 10:42 pm

Thanks for the great curved screen photo Giles. Too bad they did not put in some color lights not just old white lights.

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terrywade commented about Photo courtesy Honolulu Then and Now Facebook page. on Mar 3, 2020 at 10:38 pm

Thanks David, nice cinema to see a 70mm film when they showed them. Someone needed to save this great neon marquee, they probably just smashed It up.

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terrywade commented about UA Galaxy on Mar 2, 2020 at 7:37 am

Thanks Steve for the memories of the UA Galaxy Theatre. Was not open long and had THX in 2 of the largest auditoriums. The land around this cinema was worth so much It is now another condo on Van Ness. So many theatres have closed around this area like the Regency 1 & 2 across the street now a music venue and the Royal Theatre on Polk St torn down for condos, they did keep part of the front but took out all the neon blade Royal marquee. The small art Luminare Theatre now gone. A brand new large cinema is going into the space a block away from the former UA Galaxy by a new movie circuit company, lets hope they survive. Lucky we did not have a big earthquake in SF when the Galaxy was open because of the lobby glass. Over the brief years It was open some of the glass did crack and UA just left It in. They had a few pieces of neon inside the glass blocks that lit up but not much. At least the Galaxy had good sound proofing as most of It was made of thick cement blocks.

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terrywade commented about Comet Cine Center on Mar 1, 2020 at 8:47 pm

Thanks Kino great cinema auditorium to watch a western cowboy movie. I wonder If they play western soundtrack music when you come into the place with the curtains closed?

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terrywade commented about Comet Cine Center on Mar 1, 2020 at 7:40 am

Thanks Kino another great cinema space, you won’t find something like this in the lame USA movie circuits. They would never spend the money to put in curtains and fancy side lights?

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terrywade commented about Comet Cine Center on Mar 1, 2020 at 7:32 am

Thanks again Kino for giving us a look at some class inside a Europe movie theatre. Nice to see the movie star art on the side walls. I wonder If It glows with black light in the dark? Strange to have a big #4 on the left exit door. Is this auditorium #4 or exit #4 out of 3 other exit doors in this space. Looks like It could be annoying to watch a movie and see a big white #4 out of the corner of your eye reflecting on the door. Great that they have curtains also!

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terrywade commented about Star on Feb 23, 2020 at 8:27 pm

The UA Rivoli showed STAR in 70MM I think. I wonder If they still had their Todd-AO curved screen up?

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terrywade commented about Regency Bruin Theatre on Feb 23, 2020 at 3:39 pm

Nice neon marquee but the inside needs a complete remodel. Seats, curved screen, curtains, rugs, color side wall lights ect. Thanks Regency for taking over the lease and at least keeping it open as is. Gone are the days of Fox West Coast Theatres in charge.

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terrywade commented about Union City 6 Drive-In on Feb 22, 2020 at 7:18 pm

We meant the Forman family at Pacific Theatres,thanks Dale for the spelling correction. Pacific started most of the first Drive In’s in the late 1940’s in California.

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terrywade commented about Union City Drive-In marquee 1997 on Feb 22, 2020 at 2:06 pm

Thanks DF87 for all the photos. Such a shame they tore out the great neon flashing sign behind the largest screen when they tore down the place for a mall build. The Syufy family was so money hungry to get a mall built they just ripped everything out fast and did not save anything.

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terrywade commented about Union City 6 Drive-In on Feb 22, 2020 at 1:56 pm

The Ray Syufy family owned this land and drive In. They had a great neon marquee behind the large screen. You could see from the Nimitz freeway. The land was so valuable for the Syufy’s they put a big mall in and tore out the screens and lots for a big mall and built a indoor multi Century Theatre. To bad they needed to leave one of the screens with the marquee up and under Union City DI put MALL. They could have projected store names on the screen? The Syufy’s & the Forum family at Pacific DI made a fortune when they sold the land of their old outdoor movie theatres in the 1970’s for new malls that they still own.

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terrywade commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Feb 21, 2020 at 10:00 am

I think Superscope® was RKO Pictures answer to CinemaScope® Many early Disney films went RKO then with Buena Vista their own company. Fantasia was done I think in 1.33 sq flat. They probably just made the print wider or just put on a scope lens at the Fox West Coast Theatres Chinese Theatre? Must of sounded great in 4 ch mag stereo in 1963 as I don’t think the Chinese played all the surround channels that the original Fantasia had on the tracks with FANTASOUND®

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terrywade commented about Regal Three Rivers Mall 12 & RPX on Feb 18, 2020 at 5:40 am

Thanks Granola, nice screen with a small curve, great If you see a flat 1.85 movie. Not so good for scope, probably no masking, just a letterbox in the center.

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terrywade commented about December 20, 1946 photo credit Dolph Briscoe Center for American History.. on Feb 18, 2020 at 5:33 am

Thanks David, like so many movie theatres at that time It looked like they had black light murals on the side walls that lit up with a low dark blue light during the movie.

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terrywade commented about Egyptian Theatre on Feb 17, 2020 at 5:28 pm

The large UA Dimension 150 Curved Screen they put in around the time of ‘Funny Girl’ was one of the best curved screens in LA with curtains. The remodel was one of the worst things to ever happen to a Hollywood Blvd theatre. The flat no curtains screen is very small now and the seating not good. Maybe Netflix with all their money will take out the small tube type video cinema in the former rear seating area and rebuild the inside like It was with a giant curved screen for all film and DCP formats. Put in a nice neon marquee to let people walking on Hollywood Blvd know what is going on inside. Replace the two courtyard fountains and bring them back from the dead. Repaint the front and fix all the water leaks. Netflix needs to show classic movies and 70mm prints along with their new Internet things. The tourists will come and visit again. At least they did not tear the place down but almost in the condition It is in today in 2020!

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terrywade commented about Palace #5 – the largest auditorium. Picture taken from the first row of the rear half of the auditorium. on Feb 17, 2020 at 5:08 pm

Thanks Lionel looks like It has a slight curve. Must be great for a scope movie.

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terrywade commented about Circa 1962 photo courtesy Augie Castagnola‎. on Feb 17, 2020 at 4:57 pm

Thanks David so sad that they took the neon dragons off the marquess many years ago. Now the front has no color moving neon and very flat looking. Need the fountains back with color lights and some palm trees along with some color neon tubes. Bring some showmanship back to Hollywood Blvd. Same with the UA Egyptian Theatre down the street, all the front marquee color is gone. You have no idea what is playing inside. Their fountains are gone or not working also. Maybe Netflik will do something $$$$ ?

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terrywade commented about Cactus Drive-In on Feb 17, 2020 at 8:57 am

Looks like sometime in the early 1950’s they added a CinemaScope® curved wing to the sides of the old square screen. I wonder If anyone has a front photo around on how this curved screen looked like at the Cactus Drive In?

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terrywade commented about Great Stereo Surround Sound Angels 6 Theatre on Feb 16, 2020 at 6:23 pm

This photo is the back wall projection area of the large downstairs cinema space known as Theatre #1. Plenty of surround speakers and at a good Cinema West volume.

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terrywade commented about Angels 6 Theatre on Feb 16, 2020 at 8:22 am

The Angels Theatre in Angeles Camp CA now has 6 auditoriums with a new small space added on the far right side. I just added some new photos for the Angels 6 Theatre. Will try to get them to put back the blue lights for the glow look in Theatre #1 on the side art gold mine art murals.

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terrywade commented about Plaza Theatre, Atlanta, GA on Feb 1, 2020 at 7:48 pm

Bruce thanks for the photos, lets get them to put in some COLOR bulbs!

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terrywade commented about Golden Harvest V Walk Cinema on Jan 31, 2020 at 6:46 am

Thanks for the photo. I wonder If they sell the masks at the refreshment counter also? Soon in the USA you may see this in all public event places IF THEY ARE STILL OPEN! Lets hope they can get a lid on the C Virus!

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terrywade commented about Cineworld Cinema - The O2 Greenwich on Jan 30, 2020 at 5:36 pm

Cineworld will never wake up and show the large flat screen to their lighting people so they can watch all the red lights leaking on the screen. Thanks Zapp for the photo.

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terrywade commented about Zoo Palast on Jan 13, 2020 at 6:36 am

Thanks Kino, great lighting and curtains! You won’t find something like this in the USA with our tired old movie circuits.