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Dan Roben
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 - posted July 10, 2007 12:06 PM      Profile for Dan Roben           Edit/Delete Post 
And don't forget, the Mountlake 9 is an Act III build!

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Mark Campbell
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Long Live Act III!

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Dave Felthous
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 - posted July 14, 2007 04:32 PM      Profile for Dave Felthous   Email Dave Felthous         Edit/Delete Post 
I doubt Mountlake will survive after the Northgate opens. Regal has done nothing to upgrade it -- no stadium retrofit, for example, while it is continuing to remodel its other Seattle-area units. Over the years Mountlake has become surrounded by big-box stores and office buildings. The property probably worth a lot and could be sold easily.

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Mark Campbell
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 - posted July 15, 2007 03:45 PM      Profile for Mark Campbell   Email Mark Campbell         Edit/Delete Post 
Hey Dave, speaking of Regal remodels, do any of you connections have pictures of the Crossroads 8 or Alderwood 7 post-remodel?

I also would haved loved to have seen a picture of the big house at the Crossroads prior to remodel. That used to be THE place my friends and I would see the big films when the opened back in the 90's. My first DTS and Dolby Digital experience as well.

That would be too bad about the Mountlake. First the Everett 9...

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Dan Roben
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 - posted July 15, 2007 08:37 PM      Profile for Dan Roben           Edit/Delete Post 
It is said that bad things come in threes.

First the Everett 9, now possibly the Mountlake 9. Could the Issaquah 9 be the third?

Issaquah is rapidly growing and they could probably support a larger cinema. Given Regal's recent history, it wouldn't surprise me one bit to have the Issaquah 9 replaced, much like they replaced the Everett 9 with the Everett Mall Stadium 16.

If so, a little bit of history will be lost as these three theaters represent the remainder of the initial expansion of ACT III after they acquired Luxury Theaters from Tom Moyer.

Mark, I wish I had access to the interior of the large Crossroads before the retrofit. To me, it was a perfectly designed theater: A large screen, 900 plush seats and a very steep slope which gave everyone a great view without stadium seating. Haven't been there post-retrofit yet.

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Dave Felthous
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 - posted July 15, 2007 08:43 PM      Profile for Dave Felthous   Email Dave Felthous         Edit/Delete Post 
I snuck an acquaintance into Alderwood 7 after the remodel and he took a lot of pictures. He says he sent them to Adam but they were never posted. I've lost track of this guy so I have no way of checking.

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Scott D. Neff
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 - posted July 19, 2007 11:04 AM      Profile for Scott D. Neff   Email Scott D. Neff         Edit/Delete Post 
I'll bug Adam and see if he has them somewhere. He's been pretty good on updating stuff, especially with the Seattle area since he was planning a trip there awhile back.

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David Au
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 - posted July 19, 2007 03:31 PM      Profile for David Au   Email David Au         Edit/Delete Post 
Speaking of Issaquah 9, the Cornelius 9 Cinema is an exact copy and it is also an Act III build. It is operated by a small company called Act V Theaters and Cornelius now has THX, stadium seating, and a huge 54 foot screen. I don't know who Act V Theaters is, but they seem like they are running a quality theater.

Act V Theaters website

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Dan Roben
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I'm not 100 percent sure, but I believe the Cornelius is operated by one of the offspring of Tom Moyer, notorious former owner of Luxury Theaters (bought out by ACT III...Bought out by Regal). Tom Moyer is still very much active in real estate and may own the land (I'm only speculating) the theater sits on, which might explain the current ownership.

David, you're right that the Cornelius is an exact copy of the Issaquah 9 and Mountlake 9 except for the fact that the Cornelius has been retrofitted for stadium seating, while the two Washington theaters have not. This is very important for those of us who can't stand stadium seating. Mountlake and Issaquah are true originals.

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Ken Layton
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Yes, Tom Moyer is still actve in real estate, theaters, construction, etc.

There are several newer Regal Cinemas in Portland area that he built & equipped and then leased out to Regal.

I'm pretty sure he does have a hand in Cornelius as well as several other theaters. I still talk to/see Tom jr every so often.

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Matt Lutthans
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 - posted April 06, 2008 01:23 PM      Profile for Matt Lutthans   Email Matt Lutthans         Edit/Delete Post 
I have interior of the Alderwood 7 both pre- and post-remodel. I sent them to Adam but maybe they got lost in cyberspace. I'll did them up and re-submit. I also sent in several shots of the Grand Cineams Alderwood at the same time. I'll re-submit those.

Matt Lutthans
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Mark Campbell
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Thanks Matt!

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Bob Allen
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I guess the fact that there's a hole in the ground means the Northgate is gone. That's sad. I loved that place. Worked there as a relief operator for the Seattle IA Local and the theatre manager at the time, Marv Morgan, was best man at my wedding in 1970. Sorry guys but I'm numbered among those who believe we really don't need another multiplex - anyplace.

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Dave Felthous
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The Northgate Theater was torn down several years ago. The property is partly parking lot and a portion of a Barnes & Noble bookstore and a Stanford's restaurant. The new theater will be several blocks south, across the street from the mall.

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Jerry Norwood
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 - posted June 26, 2008 12:17 PM      Profile for Jerry Norwood   Email Jerry Norwood         Edit/Delete Post 
I was the General Manager of Issaquah 9 back in early 2002. I thought it was cheaply built.....but it is a splitting image of Cornelius 9...though Cornelius is now a Stadium 9. Mountlake 9 doesn't look like Issaquah 9. Mountlake 9 is the cousin to the old Everett 9.

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