• June 5, 2006

    Theaters Wanted

    We are Chalet Theaters LLC and operate eight theaters including two drive-ins. We are looking to rent three more theaters with an option for a lease purchase.

    If you have a theater (closed or open), contact us via email or write here, we can renovate if need be.

    Thank you!
    Chalet Theaters LLC

  • May 11, 2006

    Historic Texas movie theater for sale on eBay

    KENEDY, TX — The Rialto is currently listed on eBay as Item number: 4461464199. It looks like someone ignored the roof and it is in rough shape, but the starting bid is only $5,000.

    Auction ends in 2 days (sorry, I just noticed it).

  • April 6, 2006

    Black fabric spray paint for seat restoration

    ASBURY PARK, NJ — Hi, I am fully engaged in refurbishing the Baronet Theater.

    Under restoratin on this site is a year old ad for Black Fabric Spray Paint For Seat Restoration, please, can anyone tell me where I can buy this stuff? I have 560 seats that need to be sprayed.

    Dennis Dubrow
    Asbury Prk, NJ

  • March 23, 2006

    Theaters Wanted

    Hello everyone, we are Chalet Theaters LLC and we specialize in acquiring theaters from people or companies that are closing or in need of restoration. We currently lease and have purchased 9 theaters from Cinema Treasures (private people and companies) and are in need of a few more. We specialize in leasing/buying ones that are suffering and need repairs and the owners cannot afford to do so.

    If it is a non-profit theater, we will lease it, renovate it, restore and then return it to the non-profit. We have many creative ideals and would like to talk further with anyone that has a theater for sale or lease. Thanks for your time!

  • February 21, 2006

    Wanted: Old boxoffice double clock

    I am looking for one of those small double clocks they used to have in the ticket window — shows present time and time the show gets out.


    Email me at .

  • February 20, 2006

    How do I get the movies to show?

    I am looking to reopen a theatre in Southeast Kansas that has been closed for several years.

    I need information on how to get the movies to show in my theater. I know that sounds like a very basic question, but I can’t seem to get anywhere finding an answer.

    I am wanting to show classic and 2nd run movies.


  • Looking for Used Window Intercom

    NEW YORK, NY — We’re looking to buy a used window intercom to set up a box office window. Please email if you have one available. Thanks.

  • January 4, 2006

    Need suggestions for grants, etc., to renovate Missouri Movie house

    I am looking to buy and renovate a 1945 theater in small town Missouri. It is still in operation but is severly run down.

    Looking for suggestions for sources for grants,special financing, etc. Also looking for ways to find seats, and other items from the era.

    Hope to hear from some people. Email or call 314-252-9955 x107.

  • December 22, 2005

    Historic Theater Needs New Doors

    OLYMPIA, WA — As a followup to yesterday’s story… The State Theater, built in 1949, is currently undergoing an Enhancement Campaign to restore some much needed areas of the building.

    One area desperately in need of help is the beautiful front doors. Several of them no longer lock properly and are unable to be repaired.

    Any help in finding a company that make old style ‘brass & glass’ movie theater doors would be much appreciated.

  • December 19, 2005

    Loan Programs for Historic Theaters

    The First Fund Program, provides financial assistance to organizations that serve low and moderate income households or provide economic benefit in low and moderate income communities, like downtown’s

    The Second Fund Program, is a more flexible fund in terms of project criteria, that provides funding for a variety of preservation projects. These may include establishing or expanding local and statewide preservation revolving funds, acquiring and/or rehabilitation of historic buildings, sites, structures and districts, and preserving National Historical Landmarks, that include Historic Theaters!

    Eligible applicants are tax-exempt nonprofit organizations; local, state, or regional governments; and for-profit organizations. Eligible properties are local, state, or nationally designated historic resources, like downtown historical theaters; contributing resources in a certified local, state or national historic district; resources eligible for listing on a local, state, or national register; or locally recognized historic resources.