I would like to buy/rent/lease a closed theater. It’s ok if it’s in a small town. I am established with all the studios and currently operate 4 theaters
Please conact me to discuss a location in NM.
I suppose it’s a long shot, but if you are the Cyndi Lauper I have idolized for years and you want to open a theatre I will come every day and clean and polish it for nothing. Cyndi rules!!!!!!
Check Out the Joy Theatre in Mt. Joy, Lancaster County, PA and the Marietta Theatre in Marietta, Lancaster County, PA. Both are listed on this website. The Joy Theatre is for sale. It is in fairly decent shape considering it has not been used in over 40 years. The seats are gone, but the building has been maintained. Even the murals are still on the auditorium walls. I have pictures of the outside and inside of this theatre. The Marietta Theatre is currently being restored by the Historic Marietta Restoration Association. I know now that they are in the midst of that project, they still have no plans what they are going to do with the theatre when it is ready for use. Lancaster County is about 60 miles West of Philadelphia and only about 25 miles East of Harrisburg, the state capital. Either one would be an ideal candidate for operation.
can you send me pics of the
The Ritz Theatre in Elizabeth New Jersey is up for sale after undergoing major renovations. I know the projection room needs minor work, and the stage house is ready to support some road shows, concerts, plays etc.
Cyndi-lauper: I attempted to email you some pictures, but received a failure notice as the file was too large. I think I included about four pictures. So I will try it again with just two.
the ventnor twin down the south jersey shore, and the westmont in haddon twp nj are both sitting begging for some one to return them to there former glory…..and i just so happen to be a 6 year theater manager, projectionist who would love to chip in
Hello Newt, thanks please email me at
Hey CyNdi, regarding the Ritz in Elizabeth, I am a projectionist of 33 years as well as a stagehand. A bunch of us would love to see this place up and running again. It is in the center of downtown, and has a multi-story parking deck right next door to the theatre.
I could not find it u7nder the city name here at CT,, do you have any info on it,,,, who i could contact, etc, thank you
The phone number to the theatre is 908-351-7575. It is located at 1148 East Jersey Street Elizabeth N.J. The man who was my contact no longer works there, but I,m sure someone can help you. Supposedly there is a myspace page for it also. Myspace.com Ritz Theatre Elizabeth. I hope you succeed. I have visiomned this place as a showplace for plays, movies and concerts since I first stepped back into it 3 years ago.
THERE ARE SO MANY THEATERS FOR SALE ….OVER 20 ON GLOBX.COM
I am fundraising and looking for a theater to buy, manage, occupy, lease, or rent in the Los Angeles area to continue the 50 year legacy of my parents, whose theater was demolished, under color of law, by the Los Angeles Community Redevelopment Agency on my birthday in September 1998 — 10 years ago — I attempted to visit globx.com but there are no theatre listings there and the domain name is for sale. longislandmovies, please post a corrected url. Thanks.
Cyndi… PLEASE try the San Francisco and Bay Area; there are some real “butes” available and in nice shape! Good Luck.
i just love the idea people out there still care enough for these buildings and are willing to stand up to the regals and amcs and keep the little guy rolling
now some one just bring me along for the ride
Very well put newt.
the LEVOY in willville nj is having a hard time getting funding toghter localy to reopen
If someone could contact them am willing to invest
Hey CyNdI, in addition to that 2800 seat beauty I told you about in Elizabeth N.J., about 25 miles south of there is a 500 seater in Metuchen N.J. that also sits unused. I really hope something happens with one or both. I worked in both many years ago, and live locally to both, and willing to help get em up and running again.
The 500 seat sounds promising, and no problem in you working if i could find out who to contact, thank you
Hi! I e-mailed you, but want to make sure you received it. I am a historic preservationist who is spearheading an effort to save the 1916 Ridgewood Theatre in NY by America’s foremost Thomas Lamb. It is a represenation of the long-demolished first American movie palace, Times Square’s Strand Theatre. Until the Ridgewood Theatre’s closing in March, it was the longest continuously operating theater in NY, and potentially countrywide. It is for lease or for sale, according to latest accounts. Please let me know if the following would be of interest to you, or if a colleague of yours may be interested: www.myspace.com/ridgewoodtheatre & View link You can reach me at
thats the link to the posting for the ventnor twin
Hi CyNdi, local directory has the number for the 500 seater as 732-548-0582. I did not try it, and seeing I just got home from work, I will research this further in the morning.
cyndi did you find a theater yet
I have found a couple but am still lokking prefer older ones that are closed and the town or city wants it open,,,
Hi CyNdi, I had emailed you two pictures of the Joy Theatre in Mt. Joy, Pa. It has been closed since the late 1960’s, but the building has been maintained. Mt. Joy, Pa. is located in Lancaster County midway between Lancaster and Harrisburg. I know a while ago I was talking to Stacy Rutherford in the Main Street Mount Joy office and they were really willing to work with anyone to get the theatre reopened. Her email address is
Call me determined!!!!! Thanks
Thx,,, i had thought that the Joy was to far gone, if there is a real estate office in it, is the auditorium stilll there, and the projection room? yes send me more pics,, my email is above
Dennis, the email for here is no good, am sorry
Cyndi, I sent you extensive helpful details via e-mail concerning the Ridgewood Theatre (also see my postings above), but haven’t heard from you. Please let me know your thoughts. Thank you!
well i know the theater in pitman i work for is still looking to sell and it was recently refurbished and has a built in fanbase of over 6000 live theater goers
plus the westmont in haddon twp nj (the old grey lady as its called) has been looking to reopen and it was the 1st theater steven spielburg ever saw a film in
I have a theatre in a thriving waterfront community on Long Island, NY. Please let me know if you have any interest.
Cyndi – Maybe she no longer works there. The office is still listed in the latest phone book. It is Main Street Mount Joy, 15 Marietta Ave., Mount Joy, PA 17552. The Phone number is (717) 6534227. They have an internet site www.msmj.org I am going to check that out as soon as I submit this. Thanks for trying. Once again, just call me determined!!!!!
I have a theatre for sale in Belton Texas called the Beltonian. It is a historic theatre renovated in Dec. 2007. Please contact
Cyndi, I just read one of your responses earlier. This theatre in Islip, NY is an older theatre that is closed and town is behind this theatre to reopen. Please let me know.
We have a theatre in belton Texas that we must sell.Pleae contact us at 254-702-3021
There is a old theatre built in 1880 that I know of. 1300 seats approx. On a major roadway in Gloucester County NJ. Has a ton of potential. Town wants someone to do something with the building and restore it back to its former glory. If not I am afraid they will knock it down. It needs some work. Being in the entertainment business myself. I would love to help you out in anyway possible. If you would like more information I can email it to you.
thanks, please do
i run the pitman theater and with talk of the movies on there way out i would love to help out in south jersey continuing what i have started in pitman what theater in gloucester county is this
We used to run the playtime theatre in Jax Florida. Also worked for numerous theatres in the area and am projectionist/maiteance tech. Playtime was sold to a church on May 31 2008 and drive in was closed. Church doesnt have the money, building is old run down and in need of repair. We really want to start another drive in here in Jacksonville Florida. If interested email us, we have all the equipment needed to restart.
thanks ,, good luck this one is now taken care of