posted September 21, 2005 12:01 PM
Sean here--been skulking around the site for a few months and finally had to register. I am *shock* a theatre manager and have been working in the exhibiton game for about eight years now. Starting with AMC and eventually finding my self with Consolidated Theatres which is based out of Charlotte NC. Too bad I did not know about this site when I worked at AMC, I could have gotten you some great shots, but my fiance still works for them so it may still be possible to get some. I definatly know that I can get you or allow pictures to be taken of theatres in my present company. I presently live south of Atlanta and would love to get some pics of my present theatre up. I have a particular love a cinemas old and new, though my knowledge is not quite as wide ranging as some of you though. I grew up watching movies in an old 2 screen back in Pa, and even though it's now a teen dance club I long for the days of sitting in those stiff woooden chairs and watching cinema classics like "Lenoard Part Six". I have learned to love the modern multi and megaplex, as I now can actually watch a movie without my butt falling asleep and as I'm short stadium seating is a godsend for me as good lord I can't tell you how many times I've been stuck behind a big hat or tall berson in an old slope theatre. My love for thatres has come full circle in that now the bar I go to was the former Alamo theate in downtown Newnan and the projector is still there sitting at the front door. Sad to see a theare go, but it's a great bar!!
posted January 11, 2006 12:29 PM
For Dave Felthhous: I know the north suburbs 7 plex at which you work. Any chance of getting pictures of its post-Stadium conversion. I rather like the theatre before conversion. The big house was THX with an immense screen, much like the big house at a similar 8-plex run by your company in the "east suburbs". These were built during the last couple of years of Portland-based Luxury Theatres when they finally decided to spend the money and build some quality theatres. Prior to that Luxury Theatres were notorious around Seattle for have pretty crummy un-luxurious theatres. ACT III took over operations before Regal and built some really great all-THX 9-plexes in the area. I believe Regal has dropped the THX certifications at all these theatres. I just hope they have kept up the presentation standards. Haven't been to one in a while since I live in California now.
While I am at it: My name is Mark Campbell and I became obsessed with movie theatres as a kid when I saw a $1 double feature of "Raiders of the Lost Ark" and "Airplane!" at the Rialto Theatre in Tacoma, WA 3 or 4 weekends in a row with my friends in 1981. I now live in Santa Monica, CA and I am a Production Manager working on TV commercials. The theatres closest to my heart are the late Tacoma Mall Twin and the Rialto in Tacoma. A shame there are not more pictures of these. I would give an organ for pictures of the auditoriums of the Tacoma Mall Twin and Rialto. Alas, I do not think any exist.
posted May 10, 2006 02:20 PM
Hi, my name is Jonathan. Here's some stuff about me: Go to the movie theatre at least once or twice a week Haven't worked at a movie theatre yet live in San Diego County/San Marcos(about 100 miles from L.A.)
posted July 09, 2006 02:13 PM
Hey! This is Spike AKA Great Kate II! I'm from CT, I'm usually terrorizing the Cinema Treasures Site, but in my free time I like to watch Anime, I love movies and their theaters, and I love to eat ramen! I'm hopefully going to be a theater student at CCSU and I love attending Anime Conventions! ConnectiCon '06! Okay, the noob is going to go back to lurking. See ya!!!
From: Placerville, CA
Registered: Jul 2009
posted August 23, 2009 04:31 AM
Hi all I build theaters ground up and do renovations such as stadium seating, new concession,new seats etc. I am currently renovating a 8 screen in New Jersey and my home base is in Placerville California. I work coast to coast and have been in cinema construction since the mid 80's with a five year period where I built casinos.I welcome all questions on cinema construction. Steve
From: Placerville, CA
Registered: Jul 2009
posted August 25, 2009 08:09 AM
Thanks Scott. I have more memories than pictures, but I do have the entire project start to finish of my most recent 12 screen and the 8 screen remodel I am currently on.
posted April 27, 2010 11:09 PM
Wanna say Hey This is Jake and I am originally from the 50th State now currently dwelling in the Bay Area of California for 10 yrs now. I love this site get sentimental at a few of the now closed & shuttered movie houses & drive ins back home and here in San Francisco I once visited. An avid movie lover and do make the trek see a movie at an actual cinema when I can.
From: Fort Thomas, KY
Registered: Feb 2008
posted November 07, 2011 09:38 PM
I can't claim to be a skulker because I've been adding photos for a couple of years now, but I only recently (like 7pm,) discovered the forum. Glad to see something like this. I'm a 49 year old banker with a couple of weeks more vacation than my wife, so I generally get to plan at least a few photo safaris per year. I just recently made a couple of trips to the Southeastern Ohio area, and have plans to finish up Dayton, Ohio and some surrounding towns later in the week.