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terrywade commented about Syosset Triplex on Jun 23, 2020 at 3:38 pm

No 70mm 6 track stereo blow up showings even at the UA Syosset. Thanks Grindhouse for the ad. I guess they saved them for NYC?

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terrywade commented about Radio City Music Hall on Jun 17, 2020 at 8:36 pm

Thanks Grind must have looked great on the big screen with all the surround speakers in 1996.

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terrywade commented about Rex am Ring on Jun 15, 2020 at 6:16 am

Thanks Kino, we like the blue gold side wall curtains. I hope this nice curved screen opens more with the side masking for a CinemaScope® movie?

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terrywade commented about State Theatre on Jun 11, 2020 at 12:54 pm

I wonder if a tornado hit the theatre June 9 2020 or were they showing the classic 35mm film Earthquake in Sensurround?

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terrywade commented about Paramount Theatre on Jun 10, 2020 at 12:29 pm

One of the best former movie theatres still open on the West Coast. Now used for live events and a few classic 35mm films. Check the place out Kino If you ever come to California. I worked here in high school under the Fox West Coast Theatres ownership with Robert Apple one of their great managers. Saw my first CinemaScope® 4 ch stereo surround films at the FWC Paramount Oakland when they played ‘The Robe’ on the semi curved magic mirror screen.

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terrywade commented about Orinda Theatre on Jun 9, 2020 at 9:35 am

For many years the stereo surround sound in the large original Orinda Theatre has been turned way down as the former IA union projectionist did not care for people looking up when they heard effect surround speaker volume so he turned the ceiling/wall surround speakers way down. That projectionist is no longer in the booth so the volume has been turned back up like It was in the past. Hope they can re open soon so we can go and see this classic deco neon cinema with better sound at least in the large cinema space. Turn on the marquee neon and bring back the movie crowd!

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terrywade commented about Lorenzo Theatre on Jun 8, 2020 at 5:58 pm

You never know about classic theatres that burn. They may have some fire insurance money to at least save the front Lorenzo neon tower sign plus the box office & marquee. The inside black light cement walls could be saved and cleaned up. A brand new 6 plex movie theatre with state help feed money along with a new movie/entertainment operator may be interested in taking over the project and building inside the former Lorenzo walls? Time for Live Nation or the guys that run the Fox Oakland to get involved to bring music/movies and live events to to Lorenzo Theatre.

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terrywade commented about Lorenzo Theatre June 6, 2020 on Jun 8, 2020 at 5:36 pm

Maybe they can save the neon marquee tower and front of the building, put a new 6 plex in the shell of the old Lorenzo Theatre. At least the boxoffice didn’t burn down.

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terrywade commented about LORENZO Theatre; San Lorenzo, California. on Jun 7, 2020 at 7:16 am

Thanks Lou, looks like the black light art on the walls still is in place, a little singed but maybe cleaned? Just needs a new roof, electric and seats. They will probably demolish the place because of the cost to replace. To think The Lorenzo Theatre has been around since 1947 and now this! Was It a insurance scam like the United California/Golden Gate Fruitvale Theatre fire in Oakland CA many years ago? The Fruitvale sat there burned out for many years before they tore her down. Let’s see what they say caused the Lorenzo Theatre fire. I know It was a left over burning cigarette past closeing in the balcony at the Fruitvale but the Lorenzo has been closed, maybe a homeless person was cooking or smoking inside. I wonder if they had a alarm system to prevent something like this disaster?

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terrywade commented about 1965 photo credit Frank Hemenway‎. on May 29, 2020 at 7:00 am

Thanks David for this classic old 1965 photo from the still in place now called Vine Theatre on Hollywood Blvd. All closed up now but still used for private events. Such a fun place a few years ago to see second run movies. To bad when Dolby Vision® fixed up the demo place they removed all the neon stars under the marquee. They were put up when they put in a new neon marquee many years ago.

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terrywade commented about Regent Theatre 191 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000 – 1956 "The King & I " in CinemaScope 55 on May 26, 2020 at 8:20 am

Thanks FILM/Greg for all the CinemaScope® 55 info. I don’t think in the USA many theatres had C55 projectors installed in the booth. Most cinemas just ran the nice looking curved C55 ad and the picture looked a little cleaner in 35mm scope on the few Fox films they shot in this process. Thanks again!

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terrywade commented about Fergus - Fergus Falls, MN on May 26, 2020 at 8:09 am

Thanks for the early photo. So nice this theatre is still open.

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terrywade commented about Pix - Los Angeles, CA on May 23, 2020 at 4:03 pm

Great PIX Theatre crowd shot. Huge backstage house. We saw ‘Thank God Its Friday’ here in 4 ch mag stereo. They had the sound turned way up almost like being at a disco. To bad they took off the Pix neon sign many years ago. Thanks for the photo image!

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terrywade commented about Gala Opening marquee photo courtesy of Tory Dzuricsko. on May 19, 2020 at 8:04 am

Thanks David, WOW 70mm at the Miracle Mile Drive In!!!

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terrywade commented about New Owner! on May 11, 2020 at 1:28 pm

Great the marquee looks nice! Don’t forget to add some color LED lights on the inside like Blue or Green when the movie is on with the side wall lights.

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terrywade commented about 1935 photo courtesy James J. Chun. on May 10, 2020 at 10:50 am

Maybe the new owners can put the marquee back up to let all the walk by tourists know what is playing inside. Spend some money and restore the courtyard fountains also.

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terrywade commented about Loew's State Theatre on May 10, 2020 at 6:05 am

The Loews State Theatre may have run THE BIBLE in 7Omm but I don’t think they had the curved D-150 screen like the UA Rivoli Theatre had down the street? Why did they not play the movie in true D-150 at the Rivoli? May have been booked at the time or being ready to be torn down.

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terrywade commented about Silverbird Cinema Accra Mall on May 10, 2020 at 5:20 am

Thanks 3G for the photo. Nice color deco ceiling lights, you won’t find anything in the USA like this from our 5 big movie theatre circuits. Their lighting teams need to get on the ball and see what is going on in Europe with effect lobby/auditorium lighting and screen curtain use.

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terrywade commented about Gartenbau Kino on May 6, 2020 at 9:28 am

Thanks again KINO what a great looking curved screen!

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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.