April 19, 2006
The Castle Cinema appears headed for another season where the only drama is offscreen.
The Chalkstone Avenue neighborhood cinema is scheduled to be sold at a public auction at 10 a.m. on Friday.
The scheduled foreclosure sale comes less than four months after Anthony Gemma and his partners in Chalkstone Realty LLC sold the property to New Concept Entertainment Inc. on Jan. 6 in hopes that the new owners would reopen the three-screen theater.
As part of the deal, Gemma and his partners loaned the new owners $615,000 to buy the property.
“We haven’t gotten any payments since then,” Gemma said in a phone interview yesterday. “We’d like for another buyer who’d be willing to keep it as a movie theater.”
The Castle, built in 1925, was among the last of a generation of neighborhood movie theaters, most of them driven out by shopping mall multiplexes where tickets and popcorn can cost as much as dinner out.
We have the following items for sale:
Curtains/Sound Panels: $3K
Lighting/Light Bars: $2K
Theater Screen: $1500
Marquee with Letters: $2500
If anyone is interested, please contact Mike.
April 17, 2006
April 11, 2006
LOOKING TO BUY AN INDIANA THEATRE FOR SECOND RUNS
LOOKING FOR THE SMALL TOWN AMBIENCE AND MYSTIQUE. WOULD LOVE A FIXER UPPER BUT NOTHING STRUCTURAL. LOVE THE MOVIES AND JUST WANT TO ENTERTAIN FOLKS. NOT LOOKING TO MAKE A TON OF MONEY, JUST WANT TO PUT MY OWN TOUCHES ON A THEATRE. NOT IN A HURRY, PLENTY OF TIME. IF THERE IS A THEATRE OWNER OUT THERE WHO’S PLANNING ON RETIRING IN THE NEAR FUTURE JUST GIVE ME A CALL AT 773 428-1115. ANYWHERE NEAR THE MONTICELLO AREA, A THEATRE WITH APARTMENTS WOULD BE A BONUS. YOU CAN ALSO REACH ME BY EMAIL AT
WOULD LOVE TO LEARN FROM AN EXPERIENCED CINEMA OWNER
April 10, 2006
DALLAS, TX — We have only 40 theater seats left of the chairs that came out of theater in El Paso, Texas.
They come in rows of 20 and the price is $11.99 per chair. They have springs and are solid metal. Tan in color with old dusty fabric, but easy to recover and will last forever. The legs are solid and the seats are even adjustable as far as how fast you want them to return to the upright position. Pretty fun stuff.
Have a question email us at or call 214 570 1923. We are in Dallas, Texas. Thanks, everyone. Also I am looking for cup holders in good shape.
April 7, 2006
Are there any theaters for sale or rent in the state of Florida currently? Preferably one or two screen.
Please comment here or email me at .
March 27, 2006
We recently purchased a theater located in Lacrosse, Wisconsin. We have acquired numerous theater equipment such as: Art Deco theater seats, light bars, projector equipment, 45' screen, curtains, Marquis Letter’s, etc.
If anyone is interested in purchasing these items, please contact Mike.
Thanks and as always have a great day!
March 20, 2006
ANDREWS, TX — Andrews Cinema is a newly upgraded theare. Upgraded in Fall of 2005. Health issues are causing me to sell. All new sound system in both theatres. Updated seating with cup holders in each theatre. Open 5 months and have made money each month. Full access to books. New popcorn machine and nice gameroom. Great community backing. Email me at for more information.
February 22, 2006
I have an original 1920s art deco movie theatre ticket booth for sale.
It is in remarkable condition!! It has lots of black and white art deco design, and great detailed carved wood. It also features a stained glass window in the back of the booth and a curved glass front. The piece weighs at least 200 hundred pounds and is about 7' tall.
I do not know the history of this piece but it is obviously mid-late 1920s-early 1930s judging by the design. The stained glass pyramid design is consistent with the “Oriental-Egyptian” theatre themes of the period. It must be seen to be appreciated — which can be done by requesting email photos from me.
The booth is most likely unique-doubtful that another one like it exists especially in such great shape. I have it stored in NW New Jersey, about 40 miles west of New York City, and 40 miles east of Pennsylvania, near Interstate Rt 78. Please email me for photos. I’m looking for about $3500 for this most beautiful-and functional-piece of history!
My contact info is or 908-604-4806… I will be happy to send email photos or make arrangements to look at this piece.
February 21, 2006
NEW YORK, NY — PLEASE SERIOUS BUYERS ONLY. Theater is in the NY metro area. I am looking to retire and WE do make a PROFIT!
Email me @.