Interested in theater for lease with option to buy

posted by Jimmie on March 26, 2007 at 4:45 am

I am interested in a theater for lease with an option to buy at a later date. Must be FULLY EQUIPPED and ready to reopen (if closed) with little effort. Currently operating is a plus. Also wanted would be the lack of any restricitions that would not allow the possibility of adding a few live performances during the year. The lack of close competition is also desired.

Please send COMPLETE DETAILS along with: Provable financials (past or present), and photos if available. Thanks

Comments (7)

floridachalet on March 27, 2007 at 3:49 am

i have one in South Texas near Laredo that has never been anything but a theaer only theater in town, nearest is 32 miles away seats 750 with balcony,all neon etc works, currentyly a church that is moving out in May last oerated 1 year ago as theater to some folks that did not know how to run one. thanks

Simon Overton
Simon Overton on March 27, 2007 at 6:52 am

In San Diego, the VILLAGE THEATRE closed late last year but, I am informed, is fully equiped. It’s owned by an elderly couple but is in need of a little spring cleaning and some TLC!
Jimmie; You can view info-to-know about this theater on Cinema Treasures.
If you want to reopen this house, I’m the man!

davidwooge on April 8, 2007 at 2:58 pm

The Plaza theater in Burlington Kansas is currently for sale. It was an actual movie theater until 1989 when Stan Wright, father of Chely Wright purchased it and converted it to an Opry house. It has housed one country music show or another since that time. It currently has a country music show 2 saturday nights a month. It holds roughly 400 people and has a complete lighting and pa system installed. Contact David Wooge at 785-566-3124 if interested.

andrew1 on May 8, 2007 at 9:00 am


Call me for details on a theater in San Diego that just came up for sale last week on Thursday. (858)362-4380

brande on June 28, 2007 at 7:36 am

WELLINGTON, KS â€" The Regent Theater is for sale. We currently are open showing first run movies. In the past we have done dinner theater and concerts. We have a full kitchen and service for 200 people.

Please email me for more information.

NativeForestHiller on March 20, 2008 at 3:22 am

Hi Jimmie: I e-mailed you directly, but in case you don’t check in often or didn’t receive it, I am posting a brief note here. I am a preservationist who is seeking parties of interest that may “save the day” for an endangered early 20th century NY theater by the prolific Thomas Lamb. The theater may be available for lease or purchase. If you are interested, please contact me at your earliest convenience for more information. Timing is crucial! Thanks!

NativeForestHiller on May 13, 2008 at 10:30 pm

Updating my 3/20 posting, please read my public appeal for the historic Ridgewood Theatre by Thomas Lamb, where I am seeking an art-related tenant. This was composed voluntarily, as a director on the board of Queens Preservation Council:

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