250 Excellent Quality Masonic Theater Seats for Sale
Our charity, the Norwich Community Cinema Foundation, Inc., formed to bring a new not-for-profit arts cinema to downtown Norwich, CT was granted salvage rights to the 800 theater seats and other wonderful architectural elements within the former, once-grand, Masonic Temple of Norwich.
The temple and theater are being torn down to restore a sacred royal Mohegan Indian burial ground that was disturbed to build the temple—thereby righting a past wrong.
These theater seats are in absolutely incredible condition, considering they haven’t been touched in about 20 years. They feature cast iron sides, wood armrests, uphostered laminated wooden backs, and some even have the original men’s hat rack under the seat. We are keeping 500 to build our new cinema, and we are selling the rest to the general public (local delivery only) in sets of 4 for between $50-$200/seat.
The highest price seats are more than 18" wide and come with cast iron, brass-plated end pieces featuring ornate Masonic insignia. We will be having a public sale of the seats (and other architectural elements) on August 19 & 20 at a donated retail space in front of Gorin’s Furniture Warehouse (Rte 2 & 163) in Bozrah, CT.
Pictures of the seats will be available shortly on our website
We are also entertaining selling the entire lot of 250 seats (which come in 4 different seat sizes and are capable of being in either a round or straight theater) if the right buyer comes along.
Inquiries may be directed to:
Brad Wall, President
Norwich Community Cinema Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 1205
Norwich, CT 06360