November 9, 2006
Ideal for drive-ins (as these are coming out of a drive-in theater that is converting to Broadcast Warehouse). I am posting this for the owner who is selling them. They are all functional as they are taken out of service.
3) MicroFM stereo xmitters
1) Decade 800 MONO FM Xmitter
1) Ramsey FM100B Xmitter
If interested in any of the above, please drop me a note at and I will get price and details to send back. Thank you!
November 1, 2006
I have two lots of seats available for purchase. One group is approximately 450 Irwin Marquis seats only 1 year old and in beautiful condition. The other group is a mix of stationary and rocker type American Desk seat with a thick back. Cupholders are attached to all.
I am an installer, upholsterer in the business for over 20 years. These seats are in Brooklyn,NY. If interested, please e-mail me at .
October 13, 2006
I have 428 10" SnapLok plastic letters (at least I think they are SnapLoks, they have little metal hooks near the top and spring metal clamps near the base). Their condition is all over the map though the vast majority are in good shape. I am selling this as a group for $500 plus shipping. They inventory as follows:
October 11, 2006
KANSAS CITY, MO — “Cinemental Journeys, An Uncommon Guide to Classic Movie Theaters in Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska and Iowa” is now on sale. Authors Mike and Vicki Walker scoured the four state area for hidden gems still alive and operating in the Midwest, and now share over sixty classic theaters still making cinema magic.
Every theater in the book is still in operation as of the writing of the book, and includes pictures, maps, histories, contacts, and nostalgic movie memories. Cinema Journeys also owes a big thank you to Cinema Treasures, a great website for theater research.
October 10, 2006
OAKLAND, CA — Just to remind you, the wonderful new book, “Theatres of Oakland”, by Jack Tillmany and Jennifer Dowling is now on sale. It covers everything from the small neighborhood houses to the larger scale palaces like the Paramount and Fox Oakand.
Inside the book are 200 photographs as well as plenty of reference information regarding theater capacities, name changes, architects, etc. It documents a lively period in Oakland history when these theaters were the center of entertainment and highlights the trends in theater development and architecture since then.
“Theatres of Oakland”, is available now through bookstores, online retailers, and its publisher, Arcadia Publishing.
October 9, 2006
A.M. Botsford entered the film industry in the 1910’s, as the press agent for Paramount star Marguerite Clark. By the late 1930’s, he was producing films for the house, including Arizona Raiders (1936) and Dancing on a Dime (1940).
But in the late ‘20s and early '30s—under the direction of division-head Sam Katz, he was telling the managers of Paramount’s theater chain division, Publix Theaters Corp. how to sell movies. And he did this through a printed newsletter called the Publix Opinion, an 11" x 16" black-and-white tabloid that reflected the format of the early movie house press books.
A complete collection of every issue of this newsletter released between April 24, 1927, and December 26, 1930, is on eBay now at this link.
October 6, 2006
In cleaning out my backroom, I found I have some more marquee letters, all plastic.
1st) I have 95 Adler Silhouette 10" plastic letters. They are not all perfect as some have their molded “hooks” on the back broken. Also they seem to have a shading within the plastic (maybe to make them appear somewhat 3-D even though they are mostly flat). Here is the list of letters in the group:
October 5, 2006
OURAY, CO — A unique Opera House that goes back to the nineteenth century, is up for sale. For the people in this small town, it is one of the only entertainment options.
The Wright Opera House, built in 1888, is up for sale. So is the small city’s only movie theater, which has been operating in the historic building for the past six years.
Because of the small size of Ouray — about 800 people — that combination of uses could ensure the building’s commercial success, said Gary Brandon, who manages the Ouray Cinema and Theater in the building.
For more, visit the Grand Junction Sentinel.
September 29, 2006
Vintage old “Adler Silhouette (cast aluminum) Letters” for sale. They are 12" tall and I have 58 letters comprised of the following mix:
September 25, 2006
Detroit Shoreway Community Development in Cleveland, Ohio is renovating the historic Capitol Theatre and our clean-up is under way. We are replacing all the main floor seating, and need to remove the old seats as soon as possible. First come, first served to the 500 seats, taker must remove and transport. We’re on a SHORT time frame, so please contact via email at .
The seats are maroon fabric/pleather, and the metal body is painted maroon as well. They have a slight Art-Deco design/feeling to them. Please see the pictures here, or I can email them as well.