For Sale

  • February 11, 2004

    Dinkytown Landmark For Sale

    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.

  • February 2, 2004

    Cascade’s Roxy Theatre Hits the Market

    CASCADE, ID — The Roxy Theatre in Cascade, Idaho (pop. 937) is for sale. A turnkey operation, including land and building, is built into the $325,000 asking price.

    More information can be found at this address:
    http://www.cascade-id-realestate.com/Html/listings.htm

  • January 30, 2004

    TheatersforSale.com Seeks Theater Buyers/Sellers

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  • January 19, 2004

    For Sale: Pasadena’s Historic Raymond Theatre

    PASADENA, CA — The Raymond Theatre (formerly known as the Crown Theatre or Perkin’s Palace) is for sale.

    It is located in Old Town Pasadena, two short blocks from the popular Old Town shopping, dining and entertainment district. It features 2,000 seats, main floor and balcony, two lobbies, four restrooms, a 40'x40' stage, and eight dressing rooms with flyloft and rigging.

    The theater was once one of Los Angeles' top concert venues, featuring acts such as Bruce Springsteen, Fleetwood Mac, Phil Collins, Willie Nelson, Tina Turner, and others. It has a great legacy of live performances. With the right buyer, the theater can once again function as a concert or mixed-use venue.

  • January 8, 2004

    Catlow Theater For Sale

    BARRINGTON, IL — 700 seat historic theater with interiors designed by noted sculptor & designer Alfonso Iannelli. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Movie business still in operation. Visit the Catlow website or its page on Cinema Treasures for more on the building’s history.

  • December 24, 2003

    92-Year-Old Empress Is For Sale

    VALLEJO, CA — The historic Empress Theatre is looking for a new owner following Robert Litwin’s decision to sell the former vaudeville and movie house after growing tired of the “city’s ‘stall tactics’ in signing a deal to help renovate and run the historic theater as the centerpiece of a revitalized downtown.”

    According to the Times Herald, the asking price is $850,000, with an option for the city to buy the theater first set to run out next month. Interested parties should contact Ronald Lee Re/Max Home Advantage of Vallejo.

  • Small Theater and/or Theater Seats for Sale? – San Francisco/Bay Area

    I’m the director of a film festival in San Francisco and one of our long term goals is to purchase a theater for second-run, indie, classic, and community access screenings. We’re currently sharing space in a South of Market art gallery/multimedia gallery, but we’re looking to expand our focus.

  • December 22, 2003

    Theaters Listed for Sale on the Web

    Here is a listing of all theaters I could find up for sale on the web as of 12/20/03. I post this list in hopes that people will buy them and preserve the classic theaters that remain.

    Name: Capitol Theatre
    Location: New London, CT
    Price: Contact Building Representative
    Condition: Closed for nearly 30 years
    View sale page

    Name: Ellis Theatre
    Location: Springfield, VT
    Price: $335,000
    Condition: Open, 2 screens
    View sale page

    Name: Madison Theater
    Location: Albany, NY
    Price: $549,000
    Condition: Closed 2003
    View sale page

  • December 5, 2003

    Enean Theatre For Sale

    Located at 325 East 10th street in Pittsburg, California. In its present condition, the theater stands solid. It’s been gutted and floors have been leveled, a couple of windows have been opened, a big roll up door was added to one of the theater’s exterior walls, and a new roof was installed about 4 years ago. The balcony and other features are still intact.

    The property sits in 3 downtown lots, about 12500 square feet in total. The building’s commercial zoning allows for many different uses; including movie theater, play house, etc. Storefronts have been converted into offices and living quarters. The asking price is $875,000. If interested contact, please contact Jaime F. Penuela at .

  • November 4, 2003

    Sir Harry Lauder and the American Music Hall

    In May 1966, a lady theater proprietor named, we think, Mrs. Glasgow, purchased three of our family portraits from our family home in Scotland which we were forced to sell to pay death duties. She said she was going to put them in her theater in, we think, California. Somehow, by 1980, they were stored in someone’s garage.