Theaters Listed for Sale on the Web

posted by Roger Katz on December 22, 2003 at 5:53 am

Here is a listing of all theaters I could find up for sale on the web as of 12/20/03. I post this list in hopes that people will buy them and preserve the classic theaters that remain.

Name: Capitol Theatre
Location: New London, CT
Price: Contact Building Representative
Condition: Closed for nearly 30 years
View sale page

Name: Ellis Theatre
Location: Springfield, VT
Price: $335,000
Condition: Open, 2 screens
View sale page

Name: Madison Theater
Location: Albany, NY
Price: $549,000
Condition: Closed 2003
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Name: Plourde’s Century Theater
Location: Fort Kent, ME
Price: Contact Owner
Condition: Open, 1 screen
View sale page

Name: Depot Cinema
Location: Kinross, MI
Price: Contact Agent
Condition: Closed
View sale page

Name: Grand Theater
Location: Indian Orchard, MA
Price: $249,900
Condition: Currently a church
View sale page

Name: Strand Theatre
Location: Superior, MT
Price: $165,000
Condition: Appears closed
View sale page

Name: Texas Theater
Location: Hillsboro, TX
Price: Contact Agent
Condition: Closed
View sale page

Name: Tower Theater
Location: Post, TX
Price: Contact Owner
Condition: Open, live shows only
View sale page

Name: Capitol Theatre
Location: Niagara Falls, NY
Price: $129,900
Condition: Closed for long time
View sale page

Name: Liberty Jubilee Theatre
Location: Liberty, NC
Price: Contact Owner
Condition: Open, live shows only
View sale page

Name: El Cortez Theatre
Location: Truth Or Consequences, NM
Price: $149,500
Condition: Open, 1 screen
View sale page

Name: Gibsons Cinema
Location: Gibsons, BC
Price: $699,000 (Canadian)
Condition: Open
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Name: Loews Natick 6
Location: Natick, MA
Price: $9,400,000
Condition: Open, 6 screens
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Name: Fleischmanns Theatre
Location: Fleischmanns, NY
Price: $397,000
Condition: Closed, Recently Renovated
View sale page

Comments (22)

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on December 22, 2003 at 12:49 pm

I’d love to know if anyone finds any others for sale on the web. I’m especially interested in any for sale in Connecticut since that is where I live. (Anyone know if anything is being done with the former State Theatre in Jewett City which closed last spring?)

Patrick Crowley
Patrick Crowley on December 22, 2003 at 3:30 pm

Thanks for putting these together, Roger. This list is awesome!

Lawrence on December 22, 2003 at 5:31 pm

Most wonderful listing Roger.
Please keep us updated. I work in the film industry and will try
to inquire of possible interested parties.

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on December 26, 2003 at 5:43 pm

Found another one…

Name: Greenville Drive-In
Location: Greenville, NY
Price: $419,000
Condition: Open, 1 screen

sl2442 on January 20, 2004 at 6:30 pm

Great list Roger. Thanks.

Anyone know of any small theaters for sale in S.E. Michigan. I am looking for a theater to show independent/art films, and as the possible home for a film festival.

I am currently raising funding for (and forming) a 501©(3) to collect a video library and do film education.

opus1280 on April 11, 2004 at 11:10 am

Great listing! Was neat to see the Capital in Niagara Falls listed here for sale. I was in that building just a few years ago, and remember it vividly. The main floor of the auditorium had been converted into a roller rink at some point in its life, and badly suffers from extensive warping of the hardwood floor boards. While plaster work remains in the lobby, balcony front and dome, and some ceiling medallions, everything else was lost in the remodel for the rink. The only thing left of what would have been the proscenium arch is its squared off outline. The booth is empty of its contents, except for a loan arch spot. It was ment as a film only house from the start, the “stage” is very small and has no fly space or rigging. I personally think the $129,900 asking price is quite high considering the overall condition of the place, and the area of the city it is in.

paulaclark on June 2, 2004 at 3:50 pm

WOW! Cool that you took the time to put this list together! Our Port Theatre is currently for sale, although we have had several inquiries recently regarding the wonderful historical building just put back on the market last month. It is located in Port St. Joe, FL and more info can be found on this website under Port Theatre, one of the original Martin Theatres.

Jacker on February 18, 2005 at 12:35 am

Any new listings I am in the market for a theatre and haven’t seen anything recent listed here. When is the next update!

longislandmovies on February 20, 2005 at 11:01 pm

would be nice if this was updated

paulaclark on February 21, 2005 at 5:46 am

Port Theatre is still on the market. However, we have had several inquiries over the last few weeks! See photos at

View link

There are usually more than one photo album. One is of the Theatre and any others are of our weekly auction items. We have over 40 photos of the theatre up. You might have to copy and paste the link into your browser, rather than click, but that address will get you to the photos. Port Theatre is located on the Gulf Coast of Florida in an area that has been going up 30+% per year on average in property values.

paulaclark on February 21, 2005 at 5:53 am

MORE ON THE PORT THEATRE FOR SALE: I just added phone number and another web site on the site link listed above. We are the owners/listing agents for this building. We also have a co listing agent, but it’s best to call us first and we can direct you to other agent if you prefer. (Co listing agent has changed since earlier posting on this site.) THANKS. Wade and Paula 850-229-9282

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on February 21, 2005 at 6:45 am

If you want it updated feel free to go right ahead and do the research required. I don’t have the time right now to put together another listing. Many of the theatres above still appear to be for sale. The Madison in Albany is only asking $399,000 now.

paulaclark on February 21, 2005 at 6:56 am

Roger, I can well imagine the time it took to put together the first list. Your work is appreciated, and hope you have a great day!

longislandmovies on February 27, 2005 at 5:17 pm

Roger that was so dramatic…………….lol

longislandmovies on March 2, 2005 at 6:38 am

Metro Cinema Cafe for sale west mellbourne Florida price as of today $120,000.oo (twin)

longislandmovies on March 7, 2005 at 3:47 pm

1.Metro theater -twin open -120,000. 2. Tower theater- post teaxas closed 60,000. 3. Jasper indiana -twin closed . 4.Tower theater closed okhlahoma city , 589,000. with building 5. madison,albany 399,000.closed 6.Manistee twin $275,000. open .

longislandmovies on April 23, 2005 at 4:50 am

madison has been sold

Silvernale on June 21, 2005 at 12:50 pm

The Strand Theatre in Superior Montana is gone….Demolished! Too bad, I would have been interested!

DragonClaw03 on November 18, 2005 at 3:40 am

Does anyone know about a theater for sale in ohio, that is in a good condition?

longislandmovies on May 23, 2007 at 1:13 pm

HEY ANYTHING NEW????????????/

Cgloew on January 30, 2017 at 12:52 pm

Does anyone know of the Schwartz family, that I believe used to own the liberty theater in liberty, ny (in the 40’s 50’s or 60’s)?

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