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William Newman
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From: Everett, WA
Registered: May 2004


 - posted March 08, 2008 03:25 PM      Profile for William Newman   Email William Newman         Edit/Delete Post 
In morning news paper, new GALAXY THEATRE had opened new 10 plex cinema since yesterday.

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Dave Felthous
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From: Seattle, WA
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 - posted March 08, 2008 05:45 PM      Profile for Dave Felthous   Email Dave Felthous         Edit/Delete Post 
Which is why Regal shuttered its triplex a while back.

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Matt Lutthans
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From: Marysville, WA
Registered: Dec 2003


 - posted April 06, 2008 01:05 PM      Profile for Matt Lutthans   Email Matt Lutthans         Edit/Delete Post 
IIRC, the Gig Harbor 3 was built by the "A Theatre Near You" chain, based for several years in Arlington, WA, just north of my home. Their theatres were cheap with a capital CHEAP. Their Marysville (WA) Twin was a miserable place with cheap seats, bad picture, and bad sound. The only place that was worse around here was the Everett Mall 4-10.

Matt Lutthans
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Dan Roben
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From: Seattle, WA
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 - posted April 06, 2008 05:37 PM      Profile for Dan Roben           Edit/Delete Post 
Oh, Matt...

You're forgetting about the Alderwood 12, the built-within-a-former-supermarket dollar house. I don't think I've ever patronized a more inept operation from the horrible projection to the incredibly awful-sounding mono sound.

And don't bad-mouth those old GCCs. There's a few of us around here that have a soft spot for those bowling alley theaters. [Smile]

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Matt Lutthans
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From: Marysville, WA
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 - posted April 06, 2008 09:44 PM      Profile for Matt Lutthans   Email Matt Lutthans         Edit/Delete Post 
Yeah, the Alderwood 12 was pretty darned bad. I'm not sure how much worse it was in terms of the auditoriums than the Everett Mall 4-10 (especially the all-mono auditoriums in 7-10), but yeah, it was pretty bad. No question. The 4-10, though, was FULL PRICE!

The GCCs were definitely their own breed. I'm friends with a couple who worked/managed (I think) the 1-2-3 for a while, and they speak very glowingly about it.

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