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.
September 21, 2006
Theatres of Oakland (California) by Jack Tillmany and Jennifer Dowling, is now available on the Internet and will be in stores next month. 128 pages and 200 photos tell the story. If you loved Theatres of San Francisco, don’t miss Theatres of Oakland, coming soon to a book store near you. Don’t miss it!
September 20, 2006
The system consists of two full 35mm projectors including light boxes, ballasts, a third 16mm projector accessory and lots and lots of reels and spare parts. It was installed in a private theater, new, about 8 years ago and then decommissioned 4 years later. It sat unused for another 4 years until it was removed. It currently resides in dry storage.
Price is negotiable. Make me an offer!
September 15, 2006
WELLINGTON, KS — The beautiful Regent Theatre is for sale. Newly remodeled in 2002. Currently showing first run movies. Please email for further details. Serious inquiries only please.
MIDDLETOWN, NY — Well-established 5 screen, 800 seat, first run movie theater located in high traffic shopping center. Well maintained, 14000 sq. ft., room for expansion. Turn key operation, great cash flow. Owner looking to retire. Serious inquiries only. Financials available upon request to qualified buyers. Contact Mark @ 914-443-8946 or email at .
September 13, 2006
PATERSON, NJ — Fabian Theatre floorplans are for sale. I have a partial set of floorplans dated in 1924, designed by F.W. Wentworth. I also have a full set of original floor plans for the Alexander Hamilton Hotel also dated in 1924 by F.W. Wentworth. If anyone would like to make an offer or have any questions or would like to see some photos, please .
September 8, 2006
Motion Picture Herald- 1935-1936 Better Theatres magazines for sale. These magazines were issued by Quigley Publishing and offer a wealth of information about every aspect of classic movie theatres. Each issue is about 40 pages and is loaded with articles, photos and advertisements geared toward theatre owners, managers and operators.
Perhaps the best part is the photos of classic theaters including interiors and or exteriors of The Austin in Chicago, The New Venus in Sherveport, La.,The Grand in Terre Haute, The Pickwick in Mississippi, The Bexley in Columbus, Ohio, Ambassador in Baltimore, Lyric in Lubbock, Texas, The Louis in New York City, The Criterion in Oklahoma City, The Princess in Cleveland, Ohio. Malone in Sikeston, Mo., Bryn Mawr in Chicago, Rodgers in Cairo, Ill., Rialto at 42nd & Broadway in New York City,
August 29, 2006
The seating for sale here was made by the American Seating Co. in 1927 (still in business today!). These seats were top of the line at there time and have been well kept. The cushions are comfortable and in a beautiful shade of emerald green.
A somewhat matching color tape hides tears in the fabric on some of the cushions. Cast iron engraced framwork appear to be rust and corrosion free; painted bloody brown. The end pieces have isle lighting fixtures built in, however, the electrical hardware has not been tested.
I have several vintage trailers for sale.
Never a Dull Moment, 1968, Dick Van Dyke, Color & Sound, 136 feet.
Moonspinners, 1964, Color & Sound, 156 feet.
August 25, 2006
SALT LAKE CITY, UT — After failing to generate interest from numerous avenues, The Utah Theatre is going up for sale with the hope of being scooped up by the city and renovated for performing arts usage.
Rick Howa has given up his goal to build a new performing-arts theater in the mothballed Utah Theatre on Salt Lake City’s Main Street.
After unsuccessfully trying to peddle the playhouse to Salt Lake City and Salt Lake County, Howa late last week hung a large “for sale” sign on the one-time vaudeville theater and subsequent movie house.
For more, read the full story in the Salt Lake Tribune.