May 24, 2010
I buy and restore vintage tube equipment and am currently looking for old theater tube sound equipment. I often find this antiquated stuff sitting and rotting in vacant theaters and it really is a shame. I will buy this stuff and put it to good use. I am interested in equipment by Altec, Langevin, IPC, RCA, Western Electric, Fairchild, Electro Voice, etc. I am located in New England but I will travel anywhere if you have something I am really interested in
May 21, 2010
ITUNA, SASKATCHEWAN, CANADA — The Ituna Theatre is for sale. The theatre originally was built in 1946, but it has had a complete overhaul of its equipment and electrical systems. Also, it very shortly will be sporting a brand-new marquee and retains its original neon sign.
The theatre has a platter/xenon bulb system with Dolby surround sound. It seats 243 people and also has had its concession upgraded as follows: new popcorn machine, pralinator, cappuccino machine, granita machine, and a custom oak candy counter. The theatre has a draw from about a 60-mile radius and is situated in a very nice and orderly prairie town.
I want to buy old theatre sound equipment from 1920 -1980
Old Altec Lansing, RCA, JBL, Jensen, Motoigraph, Western Electric
Century ipc speaker or amplifier or driver working or not.
And I have a new JBL speaker crown or QSC amplifier to trade for the old speaker or amplifier.
Please call 773-339-9035
May 20, 2010
DODGE CITY, KS — The Dodge Theater, located on 108 Gunsmoke Street in legendary Dodge City, Ks., will sell at auction Thursday, June 24.
The theater, part of Dodge City’s Downtown Historic District, is best known for hosting the 1939 premiere of the movie, “Dodge City” —– an event that caused the city population to temporarily swell from 8,000 to 50,000 as star Errol Flynn and Warner Brothers executives visited the city.
Individuals seeking more information may contact Real Estate Auction Partners at (316) 371-1246 or visit www.reapauction.com
May 11, 2010
NORWLAK, OH — The Norwalk Main Street Theatre located at 57 E. Main Street, is for sale. This Schine theatre was built in 1941 in the art deco style. It seats 220 in the balcony and 700 on the main floor. All art deco remains intact. Organ and piano have been sold.
Outer lobby was redecorated in 2006 with the carpet being removed from the walls and replaced with new drywall and wallpaper that matched the original paper under the carpet of a burgundy and cream stripe. lso, new light fixtures were installed in the outer lobby as the old ones were falling apart.
May 4, 2010
I am looking for a one or two year lease on a (8) or more screen theater in the Tampa, Florida area.
Any help would be great.
May 3, 2010
CHECOTAH, OK — The Gentry Cinema is a twin theater that has recently been remodeled and twinned. It was in operation for about a year when we had to close in January. We had spent more than expected on the renovation and didn’t have enough operating capital left to make it through the slow times that occur with any new start up. We also had health concerns for our son, who had been excluded by the insurance company because his health problems were pre-existing. So, I took another job that included better benefits and moved to another state.
The theater had been closed for at least a dozen years when we re-opened it. We started with a building that was on the verge of being condemned and destroyed by the city and then we turned it into a nice little downtown theater that probably looks better inside and out than the day it was first opened in about 1941.
April 30, 2010
GILCHRIST, OR — The Gilchrist Theater built in 1938 in the historic logging town of Gilchrist, Oregon was listed yesterday for sale. All projection equipment, sound and screen still intact. Currently seats 200, but all the seats that were removed from the upper balcony and seats from a remodeled portion are still there (100? more), ready to be put back. Use your creativity to bring this theater back to life.
April 29, 2010
METUCHEN, NJ — The Forum Theatre is available for a long term lease or sale depending on the offer. It is a 550 seat single screen theatre playing art and independent films located only 45 minutes from NYC in a safe beautiful suburban neighborhood.
Anyone interested should contact me .
The website has photos.
The poster is from an old theater in California. It’s mounted and in good shape. Need to sell.
Please call 304-374-0088 or .