Old Screen Available?

posted by JimRankin on September 14, 2004 at 10:17 am

Can anyone help this man dedicated to opening a vintage screenings venue for local college kids? His registered non-profit “Brady Street Film Center” is a conversion of portions of his Brady Street Pharmacy which prior to 1954 was the Astor Theater, a 1912 cinema.

If you are ever in Milwaukee, you must stop by the pharmacy on Brady St. at Astor St. and see the unusual transformation! Contact him directly via his email address if you can be of help.

From: “James Searles” astortheater@wi.rr.com
To: “Jim Rankin” jimor2@yahoo.com
Subject: Request for Help
Date: Sun, 12 Sep 2004 10:30:04 -0500
Dear Jim,

We finally got an occupancy permit. The sound system is operational. The screen frame is up.

We need a small perforated snow white screen – used. We can re-cut to fit our frame – about 10 x 20'. Please pass this on. Perhaps some one knows of a theater that is about to come down.

Jim

Comments (5)

Broan
Broan on September 14, 2004 at 7:06 pm

The Chicago Biograph closed last week, perhaps you could contact Village Entertainment and see if they still have the screens

JimRankin
JimRankin on September 15, 2004 at 7:00 am

Someone or something deleted Jim Searles' E-mail address, which is:
.com

IVYFOUNDATION
IVYFOUNDATION on December 21, 2004 at 12:57 am

MAYBE WE CAN HELP YOU, WE HAVE A LINE WITH NIAGARA COLLEGE, THEY ARE TURNING DOWN DONATIONS FROM CBS BECAUSE OF SPACE, WE WILL BE GETTING A SCREEN FOR OURSELVES, PERHAPS WE CAN GET ONE FOR YOU TOO! ….THE IVY FOUNDATION…. PRESENTS ……THE PARK THEATRE……..SEE…

JimRankin
JimRankin on December 21, 2004 at 11:17 am

It was nice of you folks to respond, but Jim has found a local donator of a screen.

NativeForestHiller
NativeForestHiller on March 21, 2008 at 3:50 am

To James Searles:

I am a preservationist who is seeking parties of interest that may “save the day” for an endangered early 20th century theater by the prolific Thomas Lamb in Queens, NY. It is available for lease and possibly for purchase. Please e-mail at your earliest convenience, and I will share more information. Thanks!

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