December 12, 2006
Wanted: 21+ Cast iron pre-deco theatre seats. I am currently designing a stage production of “Gypsy” and I am trying to do a front row of all vintage theater seats to lend a vaudeville touch to our black box theater. Ideally I would want something with a red or gold upholstered seat and wooden backs but I would be happy to hear about anything that is available.
The budget is tight and I would have to get the seats to Wisconsin. But again, I would love to hear about anything that is out there.
December 11, 2006
I recently purchased a 1938 single screen theater in Gilchrist, Oregon. I am seeking information on the original equipment. I have 2 projectors that are still working, screen, and other equipment that may be for sale. I have pictures and more information available. Please contact me at or 541.433.5525.
December 5, 2006
The historic Princess Theater in Downtown Columbus, Mississippi is for sale. I purchased the theater in early 2006. When we bought it, it was a shell of a building, which we have rendered fully functional. We use it mostly as a music venue, but we have also shown movies and plays.
It is 18,000 square feet and is rated to hold over 1000 occupants. It also has a bar/coffee shop in the front and a liquor store on the other side in the front. We now have a fully functioning sound system and light board. We can show movies, plays and concerts.
All equipment and businesses are owned by me and they are available in a package deal for under $500,000.
If interested call me at 662-574-2374
Email at .
(Thanks to Mark at the Princess Theater for providing the photo.)
December 4, 2006
While it has never been a full-time movie theater, the original Hawarden City Hall/Community Center comes equipped with a crow’s nest, stage and curtains. It could easily become one large, historic-looking theater or be subdivided into several.
Not only is this 1918 brick building free to the right company, it comes with an offer of one-third of the renovation costs up to $100,000. With the right vision, I have no doubt that this could be a profitable theater for an experienced firm.
If you are interested, please give me a call at (712) 551-4400. You can also learn more about Hawarden at our economic development website.
December 1, 2006
Theatre Historical Society of America has a 2007 full color calendar (11x17" when open available for sale through their online store. The calendar features 13 color images of theatres on the schedule for their upcoming 2007 Milwaukee to Minneapolis Conclave/Theatre Tour.
Featured theatres include the Pabst Theatre (Milwaukee, WI), the Al. Ringling Theatre (Baraboo, WI), the State Theatre (Minneapolis, MN) and the Oriental Theatre (Milwaukee, WI).
The calendar retails for $18.00 but is on sale through Dec 3rd for only $14.40. To purchase the calendar go to www.historictheatres.org and click on the link THSA Store.
My name is Tom Wilson and I am an avid collector of vintage 35mm carbon arc movie projectors and old theater equipment. If you have any old projectors or equipment available for sale or for trade please give me a call at 937-477-9855. I will travel anywhere in the continental USA to pick up equipment that I purchase. Also looking for a free standing ticket booth, marquee signs, light fixtures and decorative poster cabinets etc. Don’t hesitate to give me a call if you have something.
November 29, 2006
We are renovating a theater for theatre/church use and MUST remove 400 seats this week. They’re from 6 Movie mulitplex behind Daytona Beach Mall.
Contact Pastor Steve at or call 386-255-0662
Must remove by Thursday November 30, 2006.
November 28, 2006
I have a number of original drawings of cinema and variety buildings. One in particular is the proposed cinema at Steelehouse Lane Birmingham dated 07/10/1929. They are very interesting and in full colour. The others are from around the country, i.e. Manchester. If this is of any use to anybody, please contact me.
November 27, 2006
Just completed the construction and opening of a new 8 screen in Northeast Arkansas. Would like to purchase or lease additional theaters. Geographically prefer the Midwest and Midsouth. However, we will consider any opportunity. Please contact us.
November 20, 2006
I represent a nonprofit theatre company that is looking for a theatre to buy or lease in the northeast. If you have any information on one, please send me an email at .