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Parillamilt commented about Lewis and Clark Theatre on Aug 17, 2012 at 5:05 pm

This complex was a monster. Saw 2001 and Patton here when it was just a single theater. The bowling alley was huge.

Parillamilt commented about Federal Way Twin Cinemas on Aug 11, 2011 at 11:01 pm

During the 70’s they would make a killing showing kiddie matinees over the weekend. They would over sell the place and if you got up to get some popcorn, you lost your seat. There would be about a dozen kids at the top of the aisle without a seat having to stand the entire time. I believe the smaller second theater was added later. That screen seemed like an afterthought. It was much smaller.

The Hideaway Casino next to the theater started out as a Sea Galley restaurant.

Parillamilt commented about Southcenter Theatre on Aug 11, 2011 at 10:34 pm

Saw a lot of 007 movies there. Inside, the oval-ish ceiling made it look like a giant shoe was about to step on you.

Parillamilt commented about Duwamish Drive-In on Aug 10, 2011 at 9:30 pm

As of now (2011), the tall trees that were planted on the riverside are being cut down. Looks like nobody will know that there was a drive-in at that location.

Parillamilt commented about El Rancho Drive-In on Aug 10, 2011 at 9:22 pm

The only thing I remember about this drive-in was that the playground in front of the screen was covered in ton of sawdust. I guess it was there to keep the kiddies safe from falls, but it looked like the equipement was sinking into the ground. The ground clearance of the swingset was about a foot! If you drive the 167 freeway between Renton and Kent, you can still see the tall trees marking its location.

Parillamilt commented about Enumclaw Star Cinema on Aug 10, 2011 at 9:05 pm

Went there once. Just once a few years ago. Very ratty around the edges. Weird angle of the screen gave me a neckache. Broken seats and the decorative fabric on the sides of the threater was all shredded up at the bottom. Needs a serious update. Go to the Chalet instead.

Parillamilt commented about Chalet Theatre on Aug 10, 2011 at 8:56 pm

First run movies, cheap ticket price, cheap popcorn, and small town appeal. It’s a bit cold and stark inside, but still warm and fuzzy compaired to the big chains. Worth the trip to Enumclaw.