Comments from KenLayton

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KenLayton commented about Star Theater on Oct 2, 2021 at 5:30 pm

Looks like the building is being maintained and kept clean.

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KenLayton commented about Star Theater on Oct 2, 2021 at 5:29 pm

Looks like the building is being kept up.

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KenLayton commented about Tracyton Movie House on Sep 3, 2021 at 12:40 am

I didn’t know that Far Away Entertainment had gotten rid of this theater. The Bremerton area is way over-screened now.

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KenLayton commented about Riverside Cinema on Aug 27, 2021 at 5:58 am

I’ve heard the mall itself has structural problems.

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KenLayton commented about Capitol Theater on Aug 23, 2021 at 12:36 am

Ownership timelines:

1924 - 1977 Zabel Theatre Company (Ed Zabel, Hobe Zabel, and Art Zabel).

1977 - 1982 Crow-Woodbridge Enterprises (Andy Crow and Marshall Woodbridge).

1982 Theater leased to Gary Fine for one year.

1983 - 1985 Theater leased to Tom Moyer’s Luxury Theatres of Portland, Oregon (Tom Moyer, senior).

1985 - 1990 Theater is co-owned by Tom Moyer, junior and Andy Crow.

1990 - 2010 Theater leased to Olympia Film Society.

2010 Olympia Film Society buys the theater from Andy Crow.

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KenLayton commented about Vertical sign on Aug 23, 2021 at 12:13 am

The neon arrow at the bottom of the sign was saved by the late Andy Crow. The current whereabouts of it is unknown.

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KenLayton commented about Capitol Theater on Aug 23, 2021 at 12:01 am

A new canopy is being built over the sidewalk in front of the theater. A new framework and drainage is being erected right now. This new canopy will match as closely as possible, the original 1924 canopy.

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KenLayton commented about Lynn Theatre on Aug 16, 2021 at 5:34 am

Looks like a nice theater. I hope it can reopen.

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KenLayton commented about Plumas Theatre on Aug 6, 2021 at 6:20 am

The entire town of Greenville, California was destroyed by a wildfire on August 4, 2021.

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KenLayton commented about Apache Drive-In on Aug 2, 2021 at 2:32 am

2013 was the year of the big push to convert theaters from film to video projection. It cost the exhibitors very big money to convert to video. At the time it was around $150,000 per screen. Nowadays, plenty of used video projectors for theaters are on the used equipment market for around $20,000 to $30,000. If only this theater could have held out a while longer. It still seems to be in excellent condition aside from some landscaping/brush cutting work.

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KenLayton commented about Regal Santa Fe Stadium 14 on Jul 27, 2021 at 6:16 am

Apparently, Regal leases/rents many of their theaters and does not own them outright.

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KenLayton commented about Lower projection booth on Jul 25, 2021 at 2:54 am

Asbestos has since been removed throughout the building. The lower booth had an Altec-Lansing sound system.

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KenLayton commented about Asbestos warning sign on Jul 25, 2021 at 2:51 am

This sign was on the exterior doors to the boiler room.

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KenLayton commented about Fairborn Twin Cinemas on Jul 16, 2021 at 1:40 am

Anyone have pictures of the theater interior?

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KenLayton commented about Regal South Hill Mall 6 on Jul 14, 2021 at 4:38 pm

When did this theater close? This was a nice theater and located right next to the freeway with easy access.

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KenLayton commented about Regal South Hill Mall 6 on Jul 14, 2021 at 4:26 pm

Originally was going to have stadium seating, but opened with conventional sloped floor seating.

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KenLayton commented about Regal Auburn 17 on Jul 13, 2021 at 5:29 pm

This is an excellent theater to see a movie at. Excellent picture and sound.

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KenLayton commented about Regal Auburn 17 on Jul 13, 2021 at 5:28 pm

The lobby has a portion of an actual Boeing airplane suspended from the ceiling. This is definitely an Act 3 Theaters design.

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KenLayton commented about Gig Harbor Cinemas on Jul 13, 2021 at 5:25 pm

While there was certainly plenty of room on the property to expand the theater, it never happened.

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KenLayton commented about Regal Tall Firs 10 on Jul 13, 2021 at 5:22 pm

This was Regal Cinemas' first theater in Washington state.

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KenLayton commented about Regal Lakewood Stadium 15 on Jul 13, 2021 at 5:21 pm

Yes, it did start as an Act 3 Theaters design/layout.

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KenLayton commented about Fife Drive-In on Jul 12, 2021 at 6:09 am

I wish there were more pictures of this theater.

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KenLayton commented about Holiday Cinemas on Jul 12, 2021 at 5:31 am

It had the typical Tom Moyer Luxury Theatres motif inside. Yellow, orange, and brown Soundfold drapes on the walls of the “auditoriums”.

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KenLayton commented about Fife Drive-In on Jul 11, 2021 at 10:59 pm

Looks like RCA “Old Style” junction boxes on the speaker poles.

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KenLayton commented about Lakewood Theater on Jul 11, 2021 at 6:42 pm

Anything happen with the Lakewood Historical Society and them moving into this theater?