Urgent - Theaters Wanted

posted by ChaletTheatersLLC on August 7, 2006 at 4:32 am

We are wanting to lease several more theaters with a option to buy if we can. We have added 3 from Cinema Treasures and we thank each and every one of you who has helped.

If you know of a theater that is for rent or lease option, be it a drive-in or single screen, please inform us. Small towns are preferred. Even if it has been closed, let us know! Thank you!

Chalet Theaters LLC

Comments (29)

RobertR on August 7, 2006 at 4:52 am

The Rockville Twin in Rockville Center Long Island has always been a good house is available.

ChaletTheatersLLC on August 7, 2006 at 4:57 am

thank you, do you know of whom to contact,,,

KenLayton on August 7, 2006 at 6:01 am

Bigscreenbiz.com forums (“The Lobby” section) has a thread going on theaters for sale/lease with quite a few listings now. Worth checking out.

jon6444 on August 7, 2006 at 6:51 am

The Kettering Twin Theatre in Kettering, OH is forsale…it has been closed for about 9 months to a year…untilities appear to be on…The theatre is owned by Chakers Theatres of Sprinfield, OH….Check out the Kettering Twin at cinematreasures..you can find a link to Chakers for there.

longislandmovies on August 7, 2006 at 7:42 am

rvc twin agreat house …robert r is on the money on that theater

cinema1plus4 on August 7, 2006 at 10:48 am

Offered at $1.9 million. The Kettering Twin is 12,680-square feet and stands on 2.8 acres. The Kettering Twin seats 450 in each theatre. The twin original opened as a single house in December 1966. The Kettering still has the screens and original seats but the concession and projection equipment has been removed. The Kettering Twin closed on January 12, 2006.Chakeres closed the Kettering Twin because the $186 million retail and entertainment complex under construction in Beavercreek at Indian Ripple Road and Interstate 675 near the Beavercreek-Kettering border featuring National Amusements Cinema De Lux.

longislandmovies on August 7, 2006 at 4:48 pm

What theaters have you added from cinema treasures…..would love to see your theaters …good luck

ChaletTheatersLLC on August 7, 2006 at 4:50 pm

rialto newbrunsful tx, fallfurious bought, lawford il

longislandmovies on August 7, 2006 at 4:54 pm

tx …will check it out

meheuck on August 7, 2006 at 5:30 pm

The Linden-Air drive-in in Columbus, Ohio, has been long closed but at last check the stand, screen, and marquee are still intact. The land is overgrown and needs clean-up, and there may be a little environmental inspection necessary, but there would be a lot of grateful car folk to have that place back in action.


ChaletTheatersLLC on August 7, 2006 at 5:35 pm

do you know how we can contact the owners,,,,,

meheuck on August 7, 2006 at 6:50 pm

I live in L.A. myself, I’m a Columbus native. I suppose a call to the Chamber of Commerce would yield the current landowner. Sorry that I don’t have more info to make it easier for you.

If you were feeling really ambitious, I would strongly suggest rehabbing one of the many dormant theatres in downtown L.A. The neighborhood is going through a big gentrification influx with lots of young types with disposable income, but there’s few entertainment options close by right now. There’s talk of building “entertainment developments” with multiplexes and stuff, but even those are probably decades away from happening, so this would be a chance to plant a marker down first. And of course, get lots of community goodwill.

jon6444 on August 8, 2006 at 3:04 am

Not sure which county the Linden Air drive in is located, but a search of on line tax records should yeild a name.

Mikeoaklandpark on August 8, 2006 at 7:53 am

There is also the old Demille in Broadway aka Embassy 2,3 4. That would be a great theater to see reopened. Tampa had a bunch of theaters that closed in early 2000. I am not sure what happened to them but here is a list. Northdale Court 6, Main Street 5, Movies at Mission Bell, University 6, Hillsboro 8, Horizon Park 4, Varsity 6.

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on August 8, 2006 at 11:42 am

Hey Meheuck: The new Regal Downtown LA multiplex (across from Staples Center) will be here in 2007-08.

Life's Too Short
Life's Too Short on August 8, 2006 at 4:48 pm

Are you saying that you reopened the Rialto Theatre in New Braunfels, TX?

TheBeast on August 8, 2006 at 7:09 pm

check out the old red barn cinema it is in a small town and i just found out that there selling it if you would like i live down the road from it i could run the movies just fine if you live far away i love it i go there all the time. i am 18 and looking for a job and would love to help you out you can contact me at

cinema1plus4 on August 9, 2006 at 7:55 am

Northdale Court 6, Main Street 5, Movies at Mission Bell, University 6, Hillsboro 8, Horizon Park 4, Varsity are all about gone now, by other use or torn down.The best beat for a cinema in Tampa is the Regal Hollywood 20 which closed just 3 years after it opened in 1997.
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Mark_L on August 11, 2006 at 10:57 am

Regarding screens in the Columbus Ohio area:

The Linden-Air may still be there, but that is in an area that has been in decline for some time. I would NOT recommend anyone reopening it.

As for other closed theatres in the area, there is a 14=plex originally Regal, then Marquee on the far east side near Reynoldsburg. Again, not a growing area. The Marcus in Pickerington takes all the business.

I heard that the owners of Studio 35 (www.studio35.com) were interested in selling. That would require a very hands-on owner. A very interesting place to see a fil.

Markus on August 25, 2006 at 4:31 am

Hello Robert of Chalet theaters (sctheaters), This is The Old Red Barn Cinema, remember the owner who changed his offer. I have contemplated several weeks about responding to a business person that in the start through up so many red flags!!! First off, never let someone try to force you into a business discission in a 12 hour period, ask the company that your about to lease with if you can have a profile of his busines and state the names and locations of the nine theaters he claims he operates, if he can’t do that it sends up another red flag. If the company can not put some earnest money up front to protect yourself, then put up another red flag. The next day I called the economic developement of Havana, Illinois where they stated that I should proceed with extream caution!! It seems you broke your lease with a cinema in Havana!!! Chalet Theaters also told a theater owner that is a friend of mine that he opperated 13 theaters. Plus what type of busines person would automattically enter a negative comment in a persons add. I really think that the sc in sctheaters stands for scam. By the way Dan Sperry and I are two different people, I enter a comment to cover his incorrect comments. Mark at The Old Red Barn

ChaletTheatersLLC on August 25, 2006 at 4:42 am

Sorry to burst your bubble, i sub leased from a company called Grande Venues, if you do a search on the internet you will find out what kind of company there are, they leased a building they could not lease, when they were forced out, i stayed there and paid the owner of the building, when i left i sold my items to him so he could keep it open, if i were you, i would get your facts straight before posting as you have opened yourself up to a lawsuit for posting somthing that is not true in a publick forem, if you contact the onwer of the building you will see that, i never got evicted not did i leave owing any rents, and yes you are one in the same, it came from the same emails, sorry

ChaletTheatersLLC on August 25, 2006 at 4:47 am

Thats the problem with you Mark, you ‘think’ there is a differnece when you think and when you KNOW by the way, if you look at your emails you have changed the email again, that is why, you are one in the same, Dan SPerry and your email were from the SAME person and email that is a FACT that we all proved there, now you have changed again to another email so you would not associate it with your other 2, as far as the theaters, you can call each and every one of them, you are the one that made the deal and backed out,its in writing, it does not matter at this point no one is buying your theater, also next time you put something in writing as you did, you might want to continue with what you said, as far as posting comments, if you post one more that you cannnot prove and i can prove your wrong, i will take it apon myself to sue you and the red bark theater, and it will costs you plenty, take care mark/dan

ChaletTheatersLLC on August 25, 2006 at 5:07 am

One more comment Mark/Dan, just remember to let folks know YOU are the one that made the offer, not me, had you not made 2 different offers in the same day it might have gone better, for your info, the funds were not the problem i went with your first offer, i did not offer you, you did me, then you changed it again, had you made one fofer and stuck with it it might have gone better, but there is another person that wears the business suit it would seem in your business, they over rode you. take care and good luck

Markus on August 25, 2006 at 5:19 am

sctheaters , this is Mark at The Old Red Barn, This is the information I was given, Yes , I should dig a little more, but the red flags on my behalf were their, this is all I am stating. Both of us should not try to condem each others add over public comments,as an ethical business man I will not enter any more comments in your site, or my add. I appologize for my bad business ethics and I hope you discontinue your remarks also. Mark at “The Old Red Barn”

jon6444 on August 25, 2006 at 5:46 am

How about you two take your problems to a private forum…no one here wants to hear this crap!!!!!!!!!

ChaletTheatersLLC on August 25, 2006 at 6:40 am

3stoog I would beg to differ because there are poeple that do sometimes like to hear truths, thanks

Jacker on June 25, 2007 at 6:14 am

Any more theatres for sale?

NativeForestHiller on March 20, 2008 at 2:53 am

Hi, I am a preservationist who is seeking parties that would be interested in an early 20th century Thomas Lamb theater in NY, which is currently endangered. It may be available for lease or sale. Please contact me at your earliest convenience for more information. Timing is crucial!

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