If I were a PSU student, I could attend you for free. I’m not, but it’s only $4.00 and there is free popcorn. You show an eclectic mix of movies, and I wish I visited you more. Next week, for instance, will be Singing in the Rain.
I decided to make a visit to the Kiggins Theater in Vancouver. It’s not far from the Regal Vancouver City Center, which is our closest first-run movie theater. (Technically, the Regal Lloyd Center 10 is the closest, but the Vancouver theater involves exactly two stoplights, while the Lloyd Center involves many more stoplights. As long as the traffic across the bridge isn’t backed up, the Vancouver theater is much closer). I see the Kiggins Theater when I’m finding my way from the Regal parking garage back to the Interstate Bridge. And I heard about how this theater encouraged a law to be passed in Washington so people could drink beer and wine in single-screen theaters, a la what I experience all the time in McMenamin’s movie theaters in Oregon. Now it was time to see the theater itself.
Also incredible counter where you pay for your ticket as well as candy, popcorn and soda. I made the new-fashioned error of specifying which movie I wanted to see, even though it’s a single screen theater and they can only show one movie at at time.
I asked the woman behind the bar if she wanted to be in the bar picture, and she opted not to. And then she opened the window and let me take a close-up picture of the sign. Which was all kinds of awesome!
Projector and film canisters, opening night poster and Art Deco detailing.
I look forward to visiting the Kiggins Theater again!
Visiting the Academy Theater for my movie, I noticed these framed telegrams from different Hollywood stars of yore.
Here we have Bing’s good wishes.
I liked this one from Bob Hope, mostly because the telegraph operator transmitted “Bob reguards Hope”.