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terrywade commented about Special Equipment 4DX Cinema Regal 12 SF on May 28, 2021 at 11:24 pm

The new 4DX® Regal Stonestown 12 Galleria Theatre #1 is now open as of May 28 2021. You can no buy a ticket for all the special effects!

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terrywade commented about Refreshment Area Regal Stonestown 12 Galleria SF Ca on May 28, 2021 at 11:30 am

They were still getting the video price screen working up when we went on opening day.

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terrywade commented about Regal Stonestown 12 Galleria Theatre SF ScreenX® on May 28, 2021 at 11:20 am

The ScreenX® auditorium cinema is located in Theatre #9 and seats 204. They are not showing anything in the new ScreenX® system yet but are showing regular movies this week. Saw Mortal and just the front scope screen was used. Very confusing for new people that go into Theatre #9 and see all the signage for the new SX outside and the image is just like all the rest of the screens in the new Regal 12 front image only. Lets hope they can book a true ScreenX® movie soon and just keep this cinema space for the new process. At least they did not charge the extra fee for SX. We all wonder what that extra charge will be when all three screens are fired up? What’s bad about the Regal monthly pass fee It does not include 3D, 4DX®, ScreenX® or the Regal branded RPX® auditoriums they charge extra. Too bad they just don’t have a one price deluxe pass and not add all the extra money. We don’t see at this new Regal 12 in SF a special discount fee on Tuesdays or Wednesdays for seniors like many of the other cinemas in the SF Bay area have?

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terrywade commented about ScreenX® Regal 12 Stonestown Theatre #9 on May 27, 2021 at 10:47 pm

What is strange about the new Regal 12 in SF they have no chairs or seat/benches in the lobby or halls to sit if you come a little early or If the auditorium is still being cleaned. Maybe this is the new norm or maybe they have not arrived yet?

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terrywade commented about Rear Back Section Regal 12 SF CA RPX on May 27, 2021 at 7:12 pm

I will check this Saturday when I go for the first time to see Quite #2 in the large RPX® Theatre #12 auditorium. I think It was filmed in scope so the screen will have white at the top and bottom as no masking was put in. When that happens you see no curve at all in the middle of the screen. I was told by the manager that Dolby Atmos® was put in and I did see dark semi hidden speakers up in the ceiling. After all San Francisco is the home of Dolby®. He was very busy and who knows the manager is not a tech person. This RPX® space seats 296 people. It’s just too bad the screen is not as curved as the older AMC & Century XD theatres in SF. When I looked inside last month at this new Regal 12 the screen frames looked much more curved but when they put the screen fabric up the last week I think someone took some of the bend curve off the metal frames out?

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terrywade commented about Regal Stonestown Galleria 12 Theatre on May 27, 2021 at 11:41 am

Not all the new auditoriums at the new Regal 12 SF have electric true recliner seats. Some just tilt back a little when you lean back. The current seat count is listed in my report. The 4DX® screen auditorium Theatre #1 is still being tested and when they find a movie when ready It will open. Too bad It did not make this opening week but It is coming soon.

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terrywade commented about 4DX Equipment Ready To Be Turned On Regal 12 SF on May 27, 2021 at 11:24 am

Does anyone know here on Cinema Treasures what is the best place to sit in a 4DX® auditorium? Front, back or in the middle? Do you get wet or is it just a fine mist? Hope the fog smoke does not smell bad. I guess each programed film has It’s own set of time when the effects come on. If It stays on all he time you may get a little dizzy with the tilting of the special seats.

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terrywade commented about Testing New 4DX Auditorium Regal 12 SF CA on May 27, 2021 at 11:15 am

This photo shot shows all the special equipment used for 4DX® Cinema in Theatre #9 at the just opened new Regal Stonestown 12 Galleria in San Francisco. It is in the lower load position for testing and fine tuning before a movie will be shown soon. I wonder what the increase in ticket price $ will be in SF? Someone has to pay extra for all these fun effects.

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terrywade commented about Help Lobby Desk Gift Cards Regal 12 Stonestown Galleria SF CA on May 27, 2021 at 11:03 am

Hope they can get a live Regal salesperson to try to sell the monthly Regal Pass. I told the girl helping buy tickets to put some new flyers out that tells you about the monthly Regal pass. She found some and placed on the counter after we shot this photo. If you go to allot of movies It’s still a good deal. Check out the fine print and make a local Regal Cinema your second home.

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terrywade commented about Traumpalast Backnang on May 27, 2021 at 10:52 am

Thanks Kino you won’t find anything like this in the USA, like all the blue.

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terrywade commented about Large RPX Auditorium Regal Stonestown 12 SF Theatre #12 on May 27, 2021 at 2:53 am

This is the new Regal RPX® screen in Theatre #12. We liked the lighted surround speakers on the side walls. Has Dolby Atmos® Hope they play the demo trailer.

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terrywade commented about Seats Regal Stonestown 12 Galleria SF CA on May 27, 2021 at 2:47 am

They look kind of terracotta rather then Orange to me in person. Still like them better then black or dark red like so many movie theatres use. Lets see how long they stay nice and clean in SF? Some people eating can be slobs in movie theatres that’s why most older cinemas keep the lights turned way down so you don’t see the filth on the seats.

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terrywade commented about Bright Image Theatre #10 Regal Stonestown 12 Galleria SF CA on May 27, 2021 at 1:59 am

This was one of the auditoriums #10 that the projector was not aligned correctly. The scope image was set too far to the left and the image went on the side outside the screen area. The right screen image was blank for about a foot and a half. We told the managers helper so If this was the only problem they did a good job with opening up 12 new screens. Also all the pre show 1.85 trailers just lit up flat in the middle part of the screen in a small hallo effect surrounded by white screen instead of using the full square 1.85 screen for a flat picture in most of the auditoriums. The scope wide image was ok except for this auditorium.

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terrywade commented about Regal Stonestown Galleria 12 Theatre on May 27, 2021 at 1:47 am

Today (May 26 2021) was the second day the new Regal Stonestown 12 Galleria in San Francisco was open. David the manger did a great job with all the tech things and the helpers. The big test will be this weekend for Memorial Day May 2021! Here is a list of the seating for all the auditoriums inside as of May 26 2021. Theatre #1 4DX® 140 seats, Theatre #2 96, Theatre #3 116, Theatre #4 130, Theatre #5 106, Theatre #6 129, Theatre #7 47, Theatre #8 47, Theatre #9 ScreenX® 204, Theatre #10 213, Theatre #11 214, and the best and largest screen in Theatre #12 RPX® 296 seats. Good luck to David and his Regal SF team for the brand new Regal Stonestown 12 Galleria Theatre on their big grand opening week. I live about 1 ½ miles away so will be going often. Will be so nice to get out and go to a true movie cinema after a year of watching home theatre streaming. Stop by and see a movie.

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terrywade commented about Chabot Cinema on May 23, 2021 at 1:18 pm

Here are some rare 35mm policy trailers from the Chabot Theatre in Castro Valley. The Jack Tillmany You Tube site has them up. The Chabot Theatre will soon re open after the C19 dark time. The children must have been rowdy in the 1950’s at the Chabot. Now those kids may have kids of their own.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8uEctWJgOs&t=620s

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terrywade commented about Chinese - Los Angeles, CA on May 17, 2021 at 1:32 pm

Thanks M 1944 for this classic old photo. The neon marquee was working, fountains going and trees planted plus a canopy over the boxoffice. The Chinese Theatre is so dull now outside. Must have sounded great inside in 4 CH Mag stereo when they re run Disney’s Fantasia!

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terrywade commented about Residenz Astor Film Lounge on May 8, 2021 at 3:24 pm

Wow very colorful thanks Kino for the photo! Maybe someone in the USA office of AMC or Regal Theatres will see this photo and wake up!

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terrywade commented about Orinda Theatre on May 7, 2021 at 8:01 pm

On a recent visit 5/1/2021 all the surround speakers are mostly turned off. Many of the speakers set hi up on the ceiling have blown out cones so they just turned them all off. Too bad hope they can get funding to put in better speakers or a Meyers sound system for the stereo surround system. People live in plus multi million dollars homes in Orinda and have fancy home movie theatres. So sad to go pay to see a movie in a great old deco 750 seat theatre like the Orinda and the sound does not work on the sides and back!

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terrywade commented about Indiana Theatre on May 6, 2021 at 12:59 pm

After looking at some curtain photos looks like they did not reach that far over to cover the deco grill work on the side.

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terrywade commented about Indiana Theatre on May 6, 2021 at 12:52 pm

Thanks for the image of this former Cinerama® theatre. When they had the giant curved screen and wrap around curtains I think this organ grill was covered up on the side? Must have looked nice before Cinerama® went in. Would look nice with some color lights inside this grill work. The place is all different now, gone are he good days of Cinerama®

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terrywade commented about Dolby® Stereo Logo Orinda Theatre on May 4, 2021 at 5:44 pm

Just found out from Dolby® Sam on the Film Tech site the surround speakers at the Orinda Theatre have been turned off at this time. Too many problems with blown out cones. Now after the owner has re done the classic neon and put back the black lights maybe the next project will be to replace the surround speakers. The Orinda area is full of million dollar homes and many locals have their own home cinemas. Must be disappointing now to go to the Orinda Theatre and not hear anything surround wise in the 750 seat large auditorium that they can hear at home from a film. Time to start the surround $$ sound fund, add a surcharge to the tickets. I have a idea that I posted on a few other sites. While the Orinda gang is waiting for speaker funding Sam maybe can put in two temp back corner surround speakers R/L ch so at least we can hear some split surround information. These back corner wall speakers you may not hear much way down front but If the volume is turned up and If you seat in the middle section I think this will work for a time till the cash comes into play!

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terrywade commented about GRAND Theatre; Tracy, California. on May 4, 2021 at 5:19 pm

Thanks Lou for the image. The marquee neon tower at the Grand in Tracy reminds me of the one that was on the front of the Golden State Santa Cruz Theatre in Santa Cruz CA that was removed when they turned the cinema building into other uses. The Santa Cruz Theatre tower was a little nicer then this one. Such a shame they took It down no class! When many former theatres are used for other venues the first thing most do is tear down the classic neon marquee and boxofice. The fronts need to be saved and used again in what is going in the former movie cinema space. The LUX Theatre in downtown Oakland CA had a great neon marquee and when the Goodwill people took the former B movie theatre over they tore out the neon marquee. You can go into the Oakland Goodwill store on Broadway and still tell It was a former movie theatre, you can even still see the projection room portholes. So nice they kept the front at the Grand Theatre in Tracy.

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terrywade commented about Orinda Theatre on May 3, 2021 at 9:38 pm

The deco side wall art now glows with blue black lights as of May 1 2021. Not like in this older photo with white and orange lights.

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terrywade commented about Restored Orinda Theatre Now Open May 2021 on May 2, 2021 at 9:47 pm

Time for the city of Orinda CA to do a tree trim around the Orinda Theatre. Soon you won’t be able to see the marquee!

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terrywade commented about Orinda Theatre on May 2, 2021 at 9:45 pm

You won’t see this type of bright lights on anymore inside the Orinda Theatre starting May 1 2021. All the red/blue neon has been restored and black light LED lights put in over the glow wall paintings. The place is very dark now and very colorful, looks great during a movie with the blue neon turned off and black light semi glow on the wall art, red neon in the ceiling coves. No more boring white lights. Now to top it off let’s have them put in some red/orange strip stage lights on the bottom of the curtains or maybe a teal LED color?