• November 12, 2010

    Fox Theatre in Taft faces foreclosure auction

    TAFT, CA — Though regarded by many as vital to the ongoing redevelopment of the downtown area, the Fox Theatre is in danger of closing unless foreclosure proceedings can be forestalled. The theater opened in the 1920’s and has been extensively renovated and has been functioning as a triplex.

    “[Foreclosure] would leave a gutted building downtown, which would be a worst-case scenario because this building virtually takes up most of the main street of Taft.”

    There is more from KERO.

  • September 13, 2010

    Colusa Theatre in danger of closing

    COLUSA, CA — One of the dwindling number of single screen, smaller town theaters, the 1931 Colusa Theatre is reportedly near to closing due the adverse economy, the pull of newer theaters in Yuba City, and the scarcity of solid hit movies this summer. The owner is thinking of converting the theater to a multi-use venue.

    “We’re just getting more money from the same people,” he said.

    Wilkinson said the downturn in the economy and competition from the Yuba City movie cineplexes are the major factors for closing.

    There is more in the Sun-Herald.

  • September 1, 2010

    Old theater needs projection equipment (501c3)

    WILLCOX, AZ — The Rex Allen Theater is a 501c3 charity, and a community supported theater on the national historic registry. We are owned and operated by the Rex Allen Museum. Our twin screen theater is open every day and for matinees on weekends, and is the only theater within a hour drive in any direction. In one theater we are using a Motiograph that is about 60 years old, and in the other a Century that is about 45 years old. Both are on their last legs. We could sure use the donation of some later model projection equipment in good working order. . Thanks!

  • August 17, 2010

    ISO: Theater seats

    LOS ANGELES, CA — I need help finding 1000+ seats. We’re renovating the Balboa Theatre and need seats. We are a charity group and have a small budget. So, we either need the chairs donated, for free, or for a small fee…
    We’ll pick up or we’ll gladly except delivery….

    Thanks so much


    we walk by faith not by sight.

  • August 11, 2010

    UC Santa Barbara looking for prints

    Hello. I run the new University of California at Santa Barbara Pollock Theater.

    I am looking for 35mm Prints. These prints would be used for classroom screenings and training of students.

    I am looking for anything you have. I have a soft spot for 80’s movies. But I am open to anything and I would love Oscar level movies, in addition to 80’s movies.


  • June 23, 2010

    Cricket Theatre restoration

    COLLINSVILLE, AL — The Historic Cricket Theatre was recently purchased by The Collinsville Historic Association. A major restoration process is now underway.The Annual Collinsville Quilt Walk Sept 24 & 25, 2010 will feature progress tours of the restoration. The Annual Collinsville Turkey Trot Nov 13, 2010 will be a major event this year with proceeds going to fund the restoration of The Cricket Theatre.

    The New Collinsville Library was the first restoration project for the town beginning in 2002, with completion and opening in 2009. Updates can be viewed on Collinsville Alabama Net. All donations can be accepted through The Collinsville Historic Association, PO Box 849, Collinsville, AL 35961.

  • June 2, 2010

    Looking for theater seats


    We’re looking for approximately 100 theatre seats that can be attached to audience risers. Used are fine as long as they are in good condition and do not require reupholstering. Please email pictures and/or descriptions.

    Thank you!

  • May 26, 2010

    Looking for sound system

  • May 20, 2010

    Columbia City Cinema needs your help

    SEATTLE, WA — I didn’t even know the Columbia City Cinema was in trouble. Was passing by and saw a flyer in the window describing some financial difficulties due to some bad business dealings (seemingly not entirely their fault). Great community-oriented neighborhood theatre that could use your patronage. Seems like they are in the clear for summer, but still could be some rough seas ahead.

    Cinematour link
    (needs updating since they added 2 screens on the main level).

    Official Website

  • May 7, 2010

    Local community moves to keep the Milwaukee’s Modjeska operating

    MILWAUKEE, WI — The 1924 Rapp & Rapp-designed Modjeska Theater is in need of helping hands and the community is responding. Most recently home to a now-defunct youth theater, community leaders are looking for ways to keep the theater going, including possibly a return to the showing of motion pictures.

    “Unfortunately, over the years, revenue from ticket sales, donations and grants has not been enough to meet rising operations and building expenses,” the theater board said in a statement that announced its closing.

    “We just couldn’t keep operating in this economic climate,” said Michael Dwyer, vice president of the youth theater board. “We had an operating deficit and no confidence we could raise enough money to both meet the deficit and continue to put on productions.”

    The full story is in the Journal Sentinel.