August 10, 2006
I am looking for a theater historian or someone interested in a large collection of vintage Box Office Magazine issues. I recently acquired them from a relative that used to work at the Belleville Area Cinema and Skyview Drive In in Belleville, IL.
They are in superb condition from the 1960’s. They chronicle the movie and studio news of the times and they have excellent vintage movie advertising in them. I think they would make an excellent collection for a movie historian, vintage movie fan or an individual who owns a restored theater.
They truly are priceless pieces of history and I can’t care for them properly so I hope they find an interested collector.
August 8, 2006
BROOKLYN, NY — I have two smaller lots of seats for sale. One group of Seating Concept seats is for a sloped floor – 100. Also a group of Irwins -120- for a level or slightly sloped floor.
All seats have cupholders, and are unassembled. Photos are available.
August 1, 2006
MILLTOWN, WI — Old movie theater for sale in small Wisconsin town 60 miles from Minneapolis, MN. It has not played movies since 1957. The approximate capacity is 300. Building is 110 feet long by 36 feet wide.
The building has a projector room, male and female bathrooms on the main floor and one upstairs. Building is stucco and brick on the outside. It also currently has a beer and wine license. The floor has been built up to accommodate a bar. It could be removed and the theater could be restored to original state without too much work. There are no seats or projector equipment in place.
The price is under $85,000.
Phone 218-927-5458 or cell 218-330-4774.
The Fairborn Performing Arts & Cultural Center is giving away its remaining seats. We have approximately 600 American Seating “Bodiform” seats, circa 1948. All seats are in excellent mechanical condition. The fabric is worn and faded. Some seats are mildewed but might be able to be cleaned or re-upholstered. About half of the seats are removed from the floor and are in rows of six and eight.
These seats would make excellent seats for a home theater. Interested parties may call 937-469-1691.
July 28, 2006
Our charity, the Norwich Community Cinema Foundation, Inc., formed to bring a new not-for-profit arts cinema to downtown Norwich, CT was granted salvage rights to the 800 theater seats and other wonderful architectural elements within the former, once-grand, Masonic Temple of Norwich.
The temple and theater are being torn down to restore a sacred royal Mohegan Indian burial ground that was disturbed to build the temple—thereby righting a past wrong.
July 26, 2006
From a university theater, we have 800 upholstered theater seats with wood arm rests that we need to liquidate. They may be purchased in any quantity.
We can email photos.
We are in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Please call or email me (Lisa):
July 25, 2006
Twin screen movie theater in small Central Illinois town draws from surrounding population (8 mile radious) of about 20,000 people. It has a live in apartment and it’s only $389,000.
The 5,900 sq ft building is beautiful and only 10 years old. Each screen (12 x 28) seats 200 people. It is located off an Illinois highway with a traffic count of 7,000 cars per day. There is also a 1,000 sq ft projection/filming room with its own living room, kitchen and bedroom. You could live at the theater. The business takes very little effort to run and has a concession area that has high margins.
July 24, 2006
A new book was just released, “Mexican Movies in the United States: A History of the Films, Theaters and Audiences, 1920-1960.”
It’s by Rogelio Agrasanchez and it discusses the films and venues around the country where Mexican Cinema was prevalent.
For more information, read the Amazon page for this book.
For sale are 750 vintage theater seats, originally built by the American Desk company, now called Seating Concepts.
The seats are maroon in color and will be ready for pick-up in August. Perfect seating for anybody restoring an old movie house. Asking $11.00 per seat, or best offer.
Also for sale are some old cinema platters. Please call Dan at 215-983-0987 or e-mail me at .
Location is in Northern New Jersey.
July 20, 2006