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terrywade commented about BRADLEY Symphony Center; Milwaukee, Wisconsin. on Apr 12, 2021 at 2:08 am

Thanks Lou for the Warner photo. Like so many theatres they remodel for millions of dollars they go and put in white lights. I guess they did not have in their budget for some blue, red, green, orange or purple LED lights for a nice deco effect during a performance or pre show entrance. With most new LED lights you can change/program the colors from whatever you choose. Looks like they just put white spotlights on the paintings. Maybe some creative person with the opera who likes blue will at least have some dark blue going on with some of the side fixtures. Seems also the seating people like to push red fabric for a opera remodel from a former movie palace. Rich deep dark blue fabric would have looked great, would have matched the side wall art. At least the Grand Warner Bradley was not torn down for a parking lot like so many big downtown movies theatres. Bring dark glasses if you go because of the glare from white bulbs on too bright.

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terrywade commented about New Renovations on Apr 9, 2021 at 5:36 am

Thanks for the info F4 Tom. Don’t be surprised if Cinemark/Century cuts back and turns a large cinema space into two cinemas to make more money. Just about 2 miles away the brand new Cineworld Regal Stonestown Galleria 12 opens in a nest month. They have many features that Century 20 in Daly City does not have like 4DX® and ScreenX®. I bet no new big screens just maybe new rugs or seat fabric replacement. I don’t like the screens here at this cinema. Not a good place to watch a scope movie on a square screen in letterbox! The IMAX and their XD screens are not that big like other Century Theatres in the area. They never even put a IMAX® sign outside the building when they put in the system last year.

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terrywade commented about UA Cinema 150 on Apr 8, 2021 at 5:36 pm

Thanks so much Kino for all the nice movie theatre images you post. I loved the United Artist Theatres D-150 curved screen system. They had in a few cinemas around the SF Bay Area and around the world both UA and other circuits. The curved screen looked so nice with all 4 masking motors (35mm flat, 35mm scope, 70mm and D-150) that could be set with the curtains and special D-150 curve lens the image was so hot. To bad UA and most other movie circuits tore all these cinemas down for land use $. One of the best was at the UA Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood were I saw Funny Girl in a 70mm blow up on the giant D-150 curved screen. The theatre is still going but they have a small flat screen now. I will never forget It. The movie theatres built now have no showmanship with screen presentation, a sad day for the new generation that goes to the multiplex today. The inventor of D-150 died a few years ago, hope someone at UA/Regal has the plans and set up so they can bring It back some day?

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terrywade commented about Stonestown Twin on Apr 7, 2021 at 4:11 am

The brand new Regal Stonestown Galleria 12 Theatre San Francisco CA will replace the old UA Stonestown Twin soon. It’s about a block away in the mall. The address of the new cinema is 3251 20th Ave San Francisco CA. I will post photos here on CT when they are tearing down the old UA theatre. The new 12 plex may open in late May 2021? Long delay because of CV.

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terrywade commented about Regal Stonestown 12 SF Hall on Apr 7, 2021 at 2:22 am

Next time I visit will re check the numbers. The RPX® screen may be in space #12 not #2

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terrywade commented about ScreenX® Entrance Regal Stonestown 12 San Francisco on Apr 7, 2021 at 2:20 am

New Theatre is inside the Stonestown Galleria Mall on the 2nd level 3251 20th Ave San Francisco CA.

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terrywade commented about New Regal Stonestown 12 San Francisco CA on Apr 7, 2021 at 2:19 am

This brand new Regal 12 Cinema is located inside the Stonestown Galleria Mall on the 2nd level at 3251 20th Ave San Francisco CA.

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terrywade commented about Lobby Hall Regal Stonestown 12 San Francisco on Apr 7, 2021 at 2:17 am

The address for this brand new cinema by Regal Cinema is 3251 20th Ave in San Francisco CA located in the Stonestown Galleria Mall 2nd level.

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terrywade commented about Regal Stonestown 12 SF CA on Apr 7, 2021 at 2:15 am

The new address for the Regal Stonestown Galleria 12 is 3251 20th Ave in San Francisco 94132.

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terrywade commented about Regal Stonestown Galleria 12 Theatre on Apr 7, 2021 at 2:13 am

The new address for this new Regal Stonestown Galleria 12 Theatre is 3251 20th Ave San Francisco CA just one block in front of the old UA Stonestown Twin do to be torn down soon.

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terrywade commented about New 4DX® Cinema Regal Stonestown 12 SF on Apr 4, 2021 at 10:34 pm

New 4DX® cinema going in at the new Regal Stonestown 12 San Francisco CA. So much effects, wind, air, fans, smoke, mist, and seats that shake and move. They need to re do the old movie SAN FRANCISCO or Earthquake in 4DX® Let the new place move!

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terrywade commented about DNA's Comedy Lab on Apr 1, 2021 at 6:08 am

I have heard the DNA Comedy Lab has closed in the old Regal Riverfront Twin Theatre. Just could not make It with being closed during the C19 lock down. Hope some other entertainment people can take over the lease and re open soon.

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terrywade commented about Santa Cruz Cinema on Apr 1, 2021 at 6:03 am

Thanks to the Syufy family at West Wind Drive In’s for taking over the old Regal Cinema 9 in downtown Santa Cruz. After being closed for a year Regal moved out. Syufy still kept many of their old outdoor theatres under the ‘West Wind’ brand now It seems the two Syufy brothers are getting back into the indoor cinema business back again in Santa Cruz CA after selling their Century Theatres to Cinemark many years ago. Their dad Raymond made a fortune when he sold off many of the drive in land outdoor theatres to build malls with indoor cinemas on the same spot the old drive In’s played films. Lets hope the tourist and college local crowd will support the Syufy ‘West Wind’ Santa Cruz 9 Theatre in downtown Santa Cruz CA. Regal never bothered to even advertise. I think the Syufy family will change things around in Santa Cruz moviegoing for the better!

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terrywade commented about Regal Warren Midwest City on Mar 27, 2021 at 2:39 pm

Thanks Kino I have seen this great showmanship curtain theatre. It’s too bad this is only one of a few like this in the USA today. The curved special screen, curtains with pre show color lights ect you won’t find this at your lame multiplex with maybe one large screen and the rest flat and small square screens with no scope masking. No wonder people stay home and watch TV these days.

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terrywade commented about St. James Theatre 107-111 Elizabeth Street, Sydney - May 24, 1960 on Mar 9, 2021 at 4:32 pm

Thanks for the image. How nice curtains did look put in the stage screen area of many old cinemas in the 1960’s to make them look more modern. Now all torn down fabric and all.

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terrywade commented about Astor Film Lounge Hafencity on Mar 4, 2021 at 3:55 pm

Kino thanks for the color image. The only thing I would have done as a sound designer was to hide the ceiling surround speakers better like in the dark sections not the lit blue strips. Also the side wall speakers maybe try to hide behind the square light panels? Seems like most cinemas that put in stereo surround many years ago just hang all the speakers out in the open. Very few theatres have them hidden from view so you hear the surround sound but don’t see the speakers. I know there can be a problems with the blocked sound coming from the speaker cones if they are blocked by a fabric or panel but in this day and age you would think some creative sound speaker company can hide the effect speakers in new installs!

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terrywade commented about Empire Theatre SF CA Closed For Good on Feb 20, 2021 at 11:27 pm

Nice movie theatre in San Francisco CA needs someone to take over the lease . Rich area ready to make someone some money with some form of entertainment!

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terrywade commented about Projector Booth Exit Empire Theatre on Feb 20, 2021 at 11:23 pm

Projection room exit door Empire Theatre SF CA.

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terrywade commented about Santa Cruz Cinema on Feb 20, 2021 at 3:36 am

Sad news like so many movie theatres the Regal 9 Santa Cruz CA has closed for good. Lets hope some new movie theatre people can move in as Regal has pulled the plug after being closed almost a year! This is a college tourist town so some new circuit will do well when they re open If it remains a movie theatre. Regal in my opinion wrecked the seating a few years ago by putting in huge recliners and taking away too many seats. There are 3 large type spaces inside this now closed downtown Santa Cruz CA Theatre just ripe for a first for Santa Cruz IMAX, Screen X, 4DX or a large curved screen plus food service. The other 6 auditoriums are very small but good for art type movies. The only other cinema in town is run by Landmark the DelMar 3 and The Nick Theatres they play mainly art type fare and are temp closed. Time for Alamo, Maya or CineLux Theatres to take over this prime spot, a great location downtown when movies can open again soon! Please change from open to closed. The front marquee was blown off last year during a wind storm so whoever takes over this former cinema they will have to replace as Regal did nothing about It.

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terrywade commented about CineArts at the Empire on Feb 11, 2021 at 11:14 pm

Rumor is in the neighborhood is that It may become a new sports gym like they did the Blumenfeld Alhambra Theatre on Polk St in SF now a fancy gym or the UA Metro Theatre on Union ST another expensive gym built inside a former movie theatre. They kept the neon marquee up outside at both of these former SF movie cinemas. The West Portal area that the Empire Theatre has been for many years has no nice large sports gym and is in a good money area. We hope It still remains a movie theatre in some way!

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terrywade commented about CineArts at the Empire on Feb 11, 2021 at 5:09 pm

Lets hope they don’t bulldoze the Empire for more SF condos! May be time for the Vouge/Balboa Theatre group to get involved and save It. Take out the dumpy small twin loge theatres and make the place one large event/movie event space!

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terrywade commented about Roxy Theatre on Feb 11, 2021 at 12:57 am

Thanks CC must have ben just before CinemaScope® opened at the Roxy!

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terrywade commented about Todd Art Theatre on Feb 7, 2021 at 3:03 am

Does anyone have photos of the HARVEYSCOPE curved screen? Was It a Cinerama® type set up and I wonder If they showed Its A Mad in 70mm here.

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terrywade commented about Bay Theatre on Feb 5, 2021 at 5:15 pm

Nice that they re opened but please such small square flat screens and very little seats. Probably no masking. It should just have been a 2 or 3 plex with larger curved screens and way more seats. All about food and drinks plus over large sleep chairs. I wonder If someone will take over the old Bay Theatre in town if It’s still around and bring in more seats and a larger screen. The movie people in this town have a ton of money to spend on a nice wide screen movie house not some cramped small five screen set up. The new neon sign does look nice.

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terrywade commented about Hardy's Theatre - Ben Hur Tickets Nov 26, 1960 on Feb 5, 2021 at 3:06 am

I wonder If they showed this film as a roadshow in 70mm?