October 13, 2005
HANNIBAL, MO — The historic Orpheum Theater is up for sale.
Opened in 1922 as a vaudeville and silent movie house, the Orpheum features Adam-style architecture. Legendary performers such as the Marx Brothers, Ed Wynn, John Phillip Sousa, Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller, Betty Hutton and Duke Ellington once graced its stage.
The theater has 952 seats and is in mid-renovation. It will be sold with historic tax credits and restoration blueprints. The movie screen is still intact.
Hannibal was the boyhood home of Mark Twain and is a tourist destination.
Inquiries should be sent to .
October 6, 2005
Newly renovated Regent Theater for sale in Wellington, Kansas. Renovated in 2002. Currently using as Dinner Theater/Resturant. Also has a 3 bedroom apartment in the back. Selling because of poor health. Email for more information.
September 30, 2005
BROOKLYN, NY — I have approx. 500+ Irwin Citation seats available for sale.
The parts are black and the fabric is burgundy. Cupholders on all standards. Backs have a very thick cushion. Available for pick-up, delivery, and installation, if you need help.
Leave a message for Lillian at (718) 802-0137. Photos are available.
September 15, 2005
DETROIT, MI — We are selling authentic rock concert tickets from the historic Michigan Palace (a.k.a. Michigan Theater).
All tickets are in mint or near-mint condition and are selling at dirt cheap prices.
New tickets are added all the time so bookmark the eBay page and check back soon. Featuring tickets for acts such as Aerosmith, ZZ Top, Alex Harvey, Cheech & Chung, Sly and the Family Stone, Bob Segar, Blue Oyster Cult, and a whole lot more. All tickets are from around 1975 and have intact stubs.
Click here for the eBay link. Happy bidding!
September 9, 2005
The following press release was submitted in support of longtime contributor Jack Tillmany’s fabulous new book, Theatres of San Francisco:
“Single Screen Theatres to the Ever-Present Multiplexes. This is what has become of the theatres of San Francisco. Cinema native Jack Tillmany attempts to approach the questions that surround this suddenly fading pastime. Why did these simple and popular theatres close? Come find out as Tillmany gives a very factual account of these famous theatres.
Features from Theatres of San Francisco:
• Factual information that answers the San Francisco theatres' questions so many are asking
• Photographic history trail from the single screen theatres to the ever -present multiplexes
• A glimpse at the amazing, stunning, and elegant architecture that was once the grand theatres of San Francisco
• A reminder of the simplicity in single screen theatres and the reasons why most of these theatres are now out of business
Jack Tillmany, former owner of the Gateway Cinema in San Francisco and a revival programming pioneer, brings the city’s theatres to life in this amazing selection of vintage images. Drawing his personal archive collected during a 30-year career in cinema management, he paints a detailed story of the golden age of theatre, both live and cinematic.
Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, on-line bookstores, or through Arcadia Publishing at www.arcadiapublishing.com or (888) 313-2665."
You all know the one I’m talking about. The GCC logo is an animated 35mm projector; the G is the projector except for the supply and feed reels, which are the two Cs. The music is a synthesized jazz harpsichord with upbeat swinging brushes-on-snare drum beat. I want a copy of this only for private sentimental purposes, especially the music track. (AMC bought GCC a few years back and has referred me to National CineMedia which has yet to call me back. Meanwhile, I figure if there are any exhibitors, projectionists, or other theatre-lovers out there who also loved this bit of trivia, perhaps you can share a connection if not the actual film itself.) If you have this GCC material in any form — film, video copy, digital copy — I would be happy to borrow it for a refundable deposit (as a “bond”) less a mutually agreeable lending fee, make a video/digital tranfer, and then return it to you (shipping paid both ways, of course). You can Email me at THANKS!
I have a lobby table available for free. It has a chrome pipe base, with a black lacquer top. The measurements are 32 inches high, 30 inches wide, and 13 inches deep. The table is from the 40’s and does need to be restored. The table is free and must be picked up near Allentown, Pa. Contact me for more information or questions.
The Greek Cultural Center, Inc. a non-profit org. in Astoria, New York is selling its old theatre seats: 19 Â½ inch solid maple wood seats with iron legs, made in the 1920â€\s. There are about 5 rows of 3 chair rows. Chairs are immediately available by PICK-UP ONLY. Please contact Irini at
September 8, 2005
I have two old 2000 foot shipping reels. One is a fixed hub plastic reel and the other is a fixed hub metal reel. I also have one old metal 1000 foot shipping reel. The shipping can holds three 2000 foot reels. The unit is painted black and is heavy. I am asking $ 1.00 for each item, plus shipping. If anyone has any questions email me ay
September 7, 2005
421 Seats for sale. All metal construction with wood arm rests. Unsure of how old they are. I was told when I bought the theatre that they were installed in the early 1970’s. The seats have an art deco style and we have a limited amount with aisle lights. The seats were installed in rows of 5, 10 and ll. the seats are currently being disassembled for transport. The seats have a small footprint.
Gordon or Eileen Wolcott
206-463-6845 After 5 PM