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terrywade commented about Schaubuhne am Lehniner Platz on Nov 4, 2019 at 10:48 am

Thanks Kino for the Cinerama® memories. Such a great curved screen they had. Too bad new cinemas today don’t have something like this. They just put in a big square screen with no masking.

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terrywade commented about Side Wall Speakers Dolby Cinema® AMC Bay Street on Nov 4, 2019 at 7:24 am

Theatre #9 has the Dolby Cinema® set up and some of the best stereo sound in the East Bay. The screen is not very wide. Best place to hear a movie that has a Dolby Atmos® mix as the SF Bay Area does not have too many of these cinemas going. Things are changing soon when Cineworld/ Regal/UA Cinemas open a brand new theatre at the Stonestown Center in San Francisco (Summer 2020?) along with another new movie chain coming to SF in the old AMC 14 Van Ness site in SF. Stop by the AMC Bay Street Cinemas and check out Theatre #9 If you are in the Emeryville area across from SF near the Oakland Bay Bridge.

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terrywade commented about First Black Film Projectionist at Lincoln Theatre on Nov 2, 2019 at 7:42 am

Thanks DD for this classic photo of your dad. So sharp and he even had a shirt and tie in the booth on in those days while a 35mm projectionist in hot Florida.

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terrywade commented about FABULOUS WORLD OF JULES VERNE on Nov 2, 2019 at 7:30 am

Paul***Thanks for this ad. We saw his double bill at the deco Golden State DelMar Theatre in Santa Cruz CA in the early 60’s with curtains that worked and dark blue lights on the stage drapes. I remember I saw them with my brother and cousin Neil and for some reason we laughed all the way through both of them as our parents left us in the DelMar. A fun day I will always remember. The DelMar Theatre in Santa Cruz is still around but the curtains are broke and they no longer play double bills like It did along with the torn down RKO NYC theatres shown.

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terrywade commented about Image courtesy Ron Evry. on Oct 31, 2019 at 8:52 pm

I wonder what year about this was?

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terrywade commented about Hamilton on Oct 28, 2019 at 8:59 am

Thanks Nebulax for this great photo. Very colorful nice they used color lights in the building in the back. Must look good at night!

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terrywade commented about Circus Drive-In on Oct 25, 2019 at 8:16 pm

I don’t think the local Indian tribe that just bought the Circus Drive in has any plans to re open the place for movies. They just need the land to expand charity things as they have buildings near the drive in now. There is another still open Drive In in Oak Harbor WA not to far away but with a much smaller square type 4.3 screen. I have been in contact with some local people to try to have the new owners save the giant steel screen tower for future use for the Indian reservation for private outdoor movie entertainment. The wide screen looks to be in great shape, just needs some screen paint and the steel support beams need the rust removed and painted over. Let the classic movies show again for the local Native Americans that live in this area. I wonder If It was a Shelby built screen, looks very sturdy. I think It has lights for intermission above the screen?

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terrywade commented about Regal Theatre on Oct 25, 2019 at 6:31 pm

The Regal Theatre building is being demolished this week (Oct 24 2019) on Market ST in San Francisco CA. Check out my current photos on the Regal photo page. Destroyed for a new condo building that will sit empty or sold for give a way prices as the street is so bad now. To think the great Paramount Theatre was just next door also gone and replaced by a new building. No more B second run movie theatres left on Market St. Glad I went to a few in the late 1960’s when they had movies at bargain prices in high school. My favorite also was the Pix and Hub Theatres. The Pix Theatre building is still there but has two stores built in. Long live the Regal Theatre SF CA. The bums now on Market ST could have watched movies all day with their wine bottles If It had stayed open. So many sailors visited the Regal Theatre in It’s hay day, It gave them movie enjoyment when on leave in San Francisco and walking on a much nicer and safer Market St.

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terrywade commented about Circus Drive-In on Oct 25, 2019 at 9:38 am

Most of this area was on Indian land a long time ago now they have to buy It back.

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terrywade commented about CIRCUS DRIVE IN ANACORTES WA ABOUT TO BE TORN DOWN on Oct 25, 2019 at 9:29 am

We hope the Native American tribe that are the new owners of this old classic Circus Drive In Theatre will keep the large CinemaScope® steal screen tower up for the local kids and adults on the reservation to still watch outdoor movies in the Summer with a green grass in front. They can build around the screen and place a small new video projector out a window aiming at the screen. Bring back a few old Drive In car speaker posts and hook up to a stereo amp from the small bright DCP projector. A few picnic tables can be added. Spread the word if you live in Anacortes WA as the bulldozers are almost ready to re develop this old Circus Drive In Theatre! Tell the local Indian tribe what can be done. They do many wonderful things for the local Native American community.

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terrywade commented about REGAL THEATRE SF PILE OF BRICKS OCT 2019 on Oct 25, 2019 at 9:13 am

We have old photos of the cheap flat temp neon marquee that the Regal Theatre had up for many years after they tore off the nice big marquee, will have to look for them. They even kept the neon flat one up when It went porn and changed the name to the Bijou Theatre. Looks like the Regal on Market had 3 or 4 different names over the years.

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terrywade commented about Former Marquee Letter Storage Area Managers Apartment Upstairs on Oct 24, 2019 at 11:34 pm

Former marquee plastic letter area in managers apartment upstairs.

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terrywade commented about Circus Drive-In on Oct 24, 2019 at 11:31 pm

The Circus Drive In days are numbered Oct 2019. The property has just been sold to the local Indian tribe in the area.They plan on tearing down the Circus lot. We are trying to tell them to keep the great, still in good shape steal large CinemaScope® screen, just needs a little paint and fix the rust on the bottom steal. Will make a great nostalgia place to watch DVD movies with a lawn and picnic tables in front for the Native American kids to watch movies is the summer months, no cars. They can put a cheap bright video projector with a good wide zoom lens from any new building they put up on the former Circus space. It will cost them big $ to tear down the screen. Check out some of my new private photos I just took of this classic still in good shape long closed drive In Theatre soon to leave us. Thanks to the current lease holder of RV’s/vans and trailers that let me take photos for ‘Cinema Treasures’ before It goes of the movie lot plus the indoor closed candy/projection building and the spooky managers apartment upstairs. Spread the word to SAVE THE SCREEN PLEASE!! In Anacortes WA Time is running out!

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terrywade commented about Side Refreshment/ Projection Building Circus Drive In on Oct 24, 2019 at 10:08 pm

This is the side view of the refreshment,projection booth and managers apartment upstairs of the Circus Drive In.

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terrywade commented about Hardy's Theatre on Oct 22, 2019 at 8:44 pm

Now a music studio Oct 2019. I hope some one saved the old classic theatre neon marquee sign that said Hardy’s?

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terrywade commented about current owner StevenDaniel:Snapp on Oct 22, 2019 at 8:36 pm

Former home of Hardy’s Theatre. Let hope someone saved this classic old movie theatres neon sign from the marquee?

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terrywade commented about Starview Drive-In Theater on Oct 17, 2019 at 10:01 pm

Thanks for the post card theatre photo. I think the people that owned this drive In also owned the Burl Theatre in Boulder Creek CA also. That cinema building is still in town but now is a pizza place. The Starview never put in a CinemaScope® wide screen because it closed about the time that screens got wide. Now both drive ins around Santa Cruz CA are gone. The old Encina (Starlight) in Santa Cruz space is still around and used for a flea market on Sat/Sun and parking during the week. The candy building and projection booth is still in place.The screen was torn down by the new hospital owners fast as people in town got mad that the place was about to close. The Starview in Boulder Creek CA was my first DI our family went to in the early 1950’s while vacationing in the Santa Cruz mountains. I remember seeing ‘Scared Stiff’ with Martin & Lewis at the Starview.

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terrywade commented about IMAX Addition on Oct 2, 2019 at 7:23 am

Probably one of the smallest mini IMAX screens around SF as the this cinema does not have very many big wide screens and most are set for flat 1.85, they just show wide screen in the middle, don’t bother to drop down masking anymore. The only reason Century did this IMAX here in Daly City as to get a IMAX in the area before the new Regal Stonestown 12 opens in March 2020. I doubt they tore out a wall between two small theatre spaces to create a larger IMAX screen. They won’t hire anymore boxoffice help out front with the new IMAX set up, you will wait in line to buy a ticket with only one ticket seller with all the other windows closed at this location. The ‘Joker’ was shot in flat 1.85 so It may look good in IMAX as they also have no masking for a scope print, you will just see white screen on the top and bottom. No more showmanship at Century/Cinemark. At least Syufy used masking on their screens.

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terrywade commented about The Bible....souvenir book on Sep 30, 2019 at 7:31 pm

Thanks Howard for the image. How lucky some movie goers were to see this movie on the UA D-150 curved screen in select cities around the world. This film was shot in D-150 one of just a few.

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terrywade commented about Aug 27, 2019 last day City Cinemas operation on Sep 2, 2019 at 8:48 am

Lets hope maybe some other movie chain or even Netflik or Amazon will buy or take over the now closed Paris Theatre NY lease. People need to protest and complain to the money hungry real estate owners. Thanks Howard for the photo image. The landlord at the Paris may have another deal in the works who knows?

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terrywade commented about Broadway Theatre on Sep 2, 2019 at 8:31 am

Thanks Dallas, this was one of the first curved screen Todd-AO theatres in the Portland OR area now long gone. Like the Fox Theatre across the street in downtown Portland.

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terrywade commented about Capitol Cinema on Aug 27, 2019 at 9:36 am

Thanks David for the photo image. How nice to see color lights on a curtain. Something you don’t find in USA cinemas.

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terrywade commented about Chabot Cinema on Aug 26, 2019 at 9:16 pm

The new manager ‘Josh’ will help bring this movie theatre treasure back to life. In the future new rugs, seats, new stage curtains and much needed color lights on the side walls and curtains are coming I have been told. A new stereo sound system is also in the works. Thanks ‘Josh’ for bringing back some showmanship to this nice single screen in Castro Valley CA. This past Sat afternoon 8/24/2019 they ran with the help of the guys that run the car cruise night in Castro Valley a showing in DCP of ‘American Graffiti’ The scope image was nice crisp, bright and clear along with the stereo surround. I will be helping them with the color lights inside. Thanks again Josh!

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terrywade commented about Bar Area At Alamo Drafthouse New Mission Theatre on Aug 22, 2019 at 11:23 pm

Thanks OP yes I think they had the white work lights on when I took this photo. Was inside a few days ago when the bar was open and they were red again. Now only If they can put some color lights inside Theatre #1. All the pre show is washed out on the screen by overhead white deco roof lights shining down on the screen. This can be fixed by putting in a shield on the 3 ceiling lights so the light does not aim down at the screen on the backside. The side old organ grills need some blue or green/turquoise lighting along with the red curtains. Many years ago this classic cinema had blue lights on dim in a dark theatre when a movie was going. Now everything is turned off. Showmanship needs to come back at the Alamo ‘New Mission’. Check out the old Fox Stanford Theatre in Palo Alto CA and see their color lights during a movie.

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terrywade commented about Three Fountains 4 on Aug 22, 2019 at 11:02 pm

Too bad AMC does not advertise in newspapers these days. They wonder why they have a drop in admissions. At least they can run ad listing on Fri/Sat in key markets. I bet business would pick up. Like In San Francisco CA Century/Cinemark & Landmark Theatres still have movie listing ads in the papers but AMC & Regal and many independent cinemas don’t bother. Guess what theatres the tourists go to? Thanks Ride for the ad listings.