Almost 1000 circa 1982 Theater seats available for FREE!

posted by movietheatres on February 19, 2010 at 7:30 am


I am in the process of renovating a theater and we have almost 1000 seats we have deinstalled that we have sitting in an empty auditorium. We are willing to give away for FREE if you take ALL OF THE SEATS that are to go. They are stored in an empty auditorium, about 200 of them are still installed in that house as they are being used as dividers for the other seats. The seats have been removed in majority 6 seat wide sections, and you may take them further apart if you wish but they’ve gotta go.

The seats are burgundy tweed with a tan metal seat bottom, tan plastic backing and tan metal standard. They are ¾ back and have wooden armresests, they do not have cupholders.

Trades are also welcomed if you are wanting only some of the seats vs all of them. The seats are in Northwestern Indiana, one hour from Chicago.

Please for photos and other information, thanks!

Comments (8)

movietheatres on February 22, 2010 at 2:35 pm

Here’s a link to a few photos when they were in action. Not super modern but certainly workable and well, free!

lightingcoll on February 24, 2010 at 8:21 am

Should you still have the seats, please advise as I am interested. Contact Bill @
My thanks

movietheatres on February 24, 2010 at 11:32 am

Yes, we still have them. Have had a lot of inquires but most everyone just wants small amounts, and our goal is to find someone to take them all in one transaction.

victor10 on March 2, 2010 at 8:34 am


I am curious if you still have the theatre seats? If so, could you please forward contact information. I am only 300 miles from you. Thanks.

aedwinvoss on March 2, 2010 at 11:05 pm

Hey JDC,
I am also wonder if you have been able to unload all of the seats. Some friends and myself just started a theatre company in Milwaukee…of course we dont have much money. So, for the price of a rental truck we would be so thankful to take them off your hands, as many as you have left.
Thanks for your time,


frsyracuse on March 17, 2010 at 6:01 pm

Do you still have these seats? If so, how would you describe their condition?

Thank you!

phoenixfever on March 29, 2010 at 11:48 pm

Please contact me if you still have cause I am interested as well. Thank You Steven 815-985-8183, 815-9148323

TLSLOEWS on September 2, 2010 at 12:42 pm

Now if only my garage was big enough to hold them!!!

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