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terrywade commented about Royal Palast on Aug 31, 2022 at 7:40 pm

Thanks Kino, such a great looking screen, I guess no room for stage curtains.

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terrywade commented about Lido Theatre on Aug 18, 2022 at 8:23 pm

Thanks Brade for this great 3D ad. It was probably not shown in the original two projector set up like in the 1950’s. Fox West Coast Theatres was the name before Mann took over.

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terrywade commented about Cinelounge Tiburon on Aug 12, 2022 at 10:49 pm

Now open as of Aug 11 2022 under new owners from LA. Called CineLounge® Tiburon. Fully remodeled 3 cinemas state of the art. 2 auditoriums with 70 seats each and a small one at 25 seats I believe.

https://datebook.sfchronicle.com/movies-tv/heres-the-story-behind-cinelounge-the-bay-areas-newest-movie-theater They may have curtains but not sure.

Please change to open Thanks

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terrywade commented about RKO Albee Theatre on Aug 12, 2022 at 10:25 pm

Not one mention about FANTASOUND® Stereo. Hope they did not run in mono.

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terrywade commented about Amityville Twin on Aug 10, 2022 at 10:38 pm

What no 3D showings of Frankenstein? This film had great 3D!

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terrywade commented about RC Cola Taste Test Booth in lobby of Cozy Theater on Aug 10, 2022 at 10:35 pm

Thanks for the photo. I always liked Royal Crown® better then Pepsi® or Coke® products. Hard to find now.

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terrywade commented about RPX (Regal Premium Experience) auditorium on Aug 8, 2022 at 10:07 am

The better new cinemas feature the Dolby Atmos® system

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terrywade commented about RPX auditorium entrance on Aug 8, 2022 at 10:05 am

The RPX Regal screens are not as nice as the Cinemark Century XD screens. The XD screens have a great curve to them.

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terrywade commented about National Theatre on Aug 4, 2022 at 8:08 pm

Must have ben a busy time for the projectionist in the 70mm booth. I wonder If they had a platter then or reel to reel?

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terrywade commented about Coliseum Cinema on Jul 27, 2022 at 9:54 am

Thanks Brian for the great photo. You won’t find any movie theatre circuits in the USA putting in waterfall curtains like at the Coliseum Cinema. The USA movie people have no showmanship. Now Lets get the Coliseum folks to put in some red or blue curtain stage lights.

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terrywade commented about Auditorium 2, photo 11-21-21 trailer, letterboxed as no masking on Jul 26, 2022 at 11:04 am

So sad new theatres don’t bother with masking on the top and sides. You see white screen showing. The days of nice moving drapes with color lights and masking are mostly gone. The circuit companies try to fit in as many tiny auditoriums as they can so the screens are not that wide. Thanks Howard for the photos.

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terrywade commented about Alamo Drafthouse Staten Island on Jul 24, 2022 at 7:51 pm

I guess they did not put in 70mm in Staten Island like many of the other Alamo Cinemas. Looks like only one semi large auditorium the rest tiny flat screens. Same lights and wall covering like all the other Alamo places.

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terrywade commented about Elmwood Theatre on Jul 17, 2022 at 10:51 am

So nice they plugged TODD-AO and stereophonic 6 track sound.

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terrywade commented about Roxy Theatre on Jul 17, 2022 at 10:43 am

Just before CinemaScope® came out. I do think It had a 4 ch stereo track. A NYC Roxy Theatre movie and stage ice show, something you won’t see today at the multiplex. Thanks CC for the ad.

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terrywade commented about Elmwood Theatre on Jul 14, 2022 at 3:17 pm

Great ad these owners advertised 70mm and the curved screen not just the word TODD-AO. Should have been CAMERAS/PROJECTORS, STEREOPHONIC sound. I think ORTHOSONIC was a stereo record sound?

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terrywade commented about Cranston Drive-In on Jul 14, 2022 at 3:07 pm

Thanks GD. Must have looked great in 70mm at this drive-in. I wonder if the outdoor screen was curved.

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terrywade commented about Paris Cinema on Jul 8, 2022 at 9:42 am

No word in this ad if they played in Stereo.

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terrywade commented about Rivoli Theatre 1620 Broadway, New York, NY - The 1950’s deeply curved screen was enormous. on Jun 15, 2022 at 9:42 am

The Todd-AO screen was great. Later on they put in the UA D-150 large curved screen also at the UA Rivoli Theatre NYC.

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terrywade commented about Miss Universe 1959. Photo credit Charles Phoenix. on Jun 8, 2022 at 9:01 am

Thanks David great color photo. Loved the marquee GIANT SCREEN HI FI STEREOPHONIC SOUND. Probably a 35mm 4 track mag showing at this big long gone Fox West Coast Theatre in Long Beach. Thanks again.

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terrywade commented about TOP GUN MAVERICK 5/17/22 on May 27, 2022 at 11:09 pm

Thanks Richi movie must have looked and sounded great on the semi curved Chinese Hollywood IMAX screen. One of the few IMAX theatres with curtains.

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terrywade commented about Interior - 2022 on May 27, 2022 at 10:34 am

Nice lobby photo BS. They need to put some color lights in the glass blocks on the refreshment stand. Many older theatres even had color neon in the glass.

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terrywade commented about Young Drive-In 3524 Moppity Road, Young, NSW on Apr 22, 2022 at 6:04 pm

Thanks film that screen so high up.

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terrywade commented about Picwood Theatre on Apr 10, 2022 at 6:25 pm

I don’t think the Drive In’s had Sensurround® ?

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terrywade commented about Pacific's Hastings 8 on Apr 2, 2022 at 10:02 am

Thanks Kino what a great curved curtain for this long gone Pacific Theatre in Pasadena CA.

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terrywade commented about Castro Theatre on Mar 30, 2022 at 8:26 pm

Try to make it to the old Castro Theatre soon to see a movie while they still have seats. The new lease/renters will remove all small seats and take out the downstairs lobby candy counter and put in booze bars in the back of the house and tier the flat floor. Long gone will be the semi big masking screen as they will use the old long hidden deco back of stage area with a small roll down screen I bet. If they do show any films/movies they will bring up some new portable chairs from the basement I guess. A sad day for movie people in SF once the rockers take over and pay big bucks to stand up drink and jump around on party drugs. The new operators say they will keep the seats in the upstairs loge area just like the Fox Oakland they also run but I bet they won’t put in new ones just clean the old ones. I wonder If the ‘Planet’ gang will still offer high price popcorn and candy with the loud music touring shows on stage. The movie days are almost over at the Castro Theatre in SF. Check It out for the last time!