August 3, 2004
NEWPORT, OR — Here’s an update on the Midway Theatre.
This theater was awaiting the wrecking ball when we purchased it in l996. After two years of restoration and renovation it was opened again in 1998. This historical venue is now known as the “Jewel of the Oregon Coast”.
The Art Deco architectural integrity of the building has been maintained. The use of the building has been expanded to include a retail antique store (showing silent movies), art gallery, wine tasting, concerts, live stage theater, and wine tasting. The name of the building has been changed to The Ark.
July 30, 2004
Used 35MM projector for sale. Interested parties can contact me at or reply to this thread…
June 11, 2004
I have found the above item. 24 pages, color, in very good condition. Let me know if you have any interest in this item.
May 10, 2004
SAN FRANCISCO, CA — In my search to find a theater for a second career, I came across this listing from the city by the bay. After looking at the price, I do not know if my heart will ever be the same.
$19,000,000 42800 1917 7
650 Geary St San Francisco 94102
Agent: Ash A Shaikh Office: Alpha Real Estate, Inc.
Phone: 415-567-9840 Phone: 415-567-9840
Marketing Remarks: Alcazar Theater Building; 500+ seat Theater Hall, parking and storage. Only the Building for Sale; the business, Alcazar Theater is not for Sale and is not included in the price. Building delivered vacant at COE. Seller take elsewhere, Alcazar Theater business. Seller reserves the right to accept or reject any offer. Shown to qualified buyers only.
May 5, 2004
PORT ST. JOE, FL — The Port Theatre is a unique theater in the heart of the downtown area in a small town near the Gulf of Mexico. Built of brick and steel, it was built to last. It has survived hurricanes and economic change.
Although it is not currently being used as a theater, the current owners are hoping someone with the energy to continue the project of restoration will buy this property.
Contact Wade at 850-229-9282 or email us at . Long live theaters!
May 3, 2004
Cinema Treasures user Sean Doerr pointed us to this 1948 Ziegfeld Theatre playbill that’s for sale on eBay:
THIS AUCTION IS FOR WONDERFUL PLAYBILL FOR THE ZIEGFELD THEATRE. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1948. IT FEATURES THE PLAY “ THE RAPE OF LUCRETIA”…A MUSIC DRAMA IN 2 ACTS…WITH KITTY CARLISLE, (EVENINGS) AND BELVA KIBLER, (MATINEES) AS LUCRETIA. IT IS IN GREAT CONDITON FOR IT’S AGE… ONE TEAR, MEASURING 1/8 INCHE APPERS ON THE BACK COVER. THE COVER HAS YELLOWED SOMEWHAT, BUT IT IS PRINTED ON CREAM GLOSSY PAPER. THE INSIDE PAGES ARE IN EXCELLENT CONDITION AND SUCH A NICE PIECE OF HISTORY AND MEMORABILIA, WITH THE ADS.
Currently, at just $2.99, this item is a steal. But if you want this item, make sure to make a bid before the auction’s close on Wednesday.
April 20, 2004
SALIDA, CO — The Storyville Cinema is now for sale…
“Storyville Cinema is a profitable first-run twin achieving consistant increase in attendance and income for the past five years.
I have established favorable relationships with film distributors and converted the theatre from sub-run to first-run status; allowing the presentation of films during the first weeks of release.
March 19, 2004
I have 150-175 theater seats that are available for free. Please contact me for further details.
March 17, 2004
HARTLEPOOL, ENGLAND — Odeon closed this theater in 1981. Re-opened as a live entertainment club called Casears Palace in the late 90’s, the venue only lasted a couple of years before closing once again.
Yesterday, though, a “For Sale” sign has appeared, with Newcastle upon Tyne agents Lamb & Edge handling the property. The theater’s current owner is the Hartlepool-based company Capanac Leisure, who own a number of bars and nightclubs in town.
They also owned the former Fairworld Cinema just a few hundred yards away, which was Hartlepool’s last cinema, closing in May 1983, until the Warner Village opened a few years ago on the marina. The Fairworld was demolished in 1997 and a Morrisons supermarket now stands on the theater’s site.
Details of the Odeon property have yet to appear on the Lamb & Edge website.
February 11, 2004
MINNEAPOLIS, MN — The Varsity Theater in the Dinkytown neighborhood of Minneapolis is for sale. The Art Deco theater remodeled by Jack Liebenberg in the 1930s is considered a local landmark. The theater is one block from the University of Minnesota’s Minneapolis campus. The asking price is $1.2 million.