October 20, 2004
The Drive-In Exchange, Ltd. is preparing to archive all of the “Theatre Catalogs” that were released by Jay Emanuel Publishing starting from their pre-Theatre Catalog of 1939 through the 1970 Theatre Catalog edition of The Motion Picture Exhibitor.
Our purpose is to make the articles, advertisements and features of each individual volume available to everyone in a digital PDF format. Our search for these catalogs over the past 10 years has enabled us to find most of the rare volumes. The volumes that we are currently in need of are the 1959, 1961, 1962, 1964, 1966, 1967 and 1968 editions.
If anyone out there would like to either sell or donate any of these volumes to use for these archival purposes, we will send you the Theatre Catalog Digital collection (probably on DVD volumes) when they become available for free.
Please contact us ASAP if you can. Thank you.
October 18, 2004
I’m looking to buy an independent movie theatre in the next eight years and would, in the mean time like to find a business mentor to help guide me through the process of what it takes to own and operate a succesful theater.
I would greatly appreciate any help towards finding a mentor as I have no clue, nor have I come across anyone willing to take on such a rewarding task.
October 13, 2004
BELLINGHAM, WA — The following was sent in by Alice Clark:
“Operational Manager for independent cinema in Bellingham, WA. Must have a minimum of two years 35mm projection and managerial experience. Position is full time with benefits. Pay commensurate with experience. Send resume, cover letter to: Whatcom Film Association, Manager Position, P.O. Box 2521, Bellingham, WA 98227 or
Whatcom Film Association
P.O. Box 2521
Bellingham, WA 98227
September 22, 2004
I live in New England and I’m looking for an old theater currently doing nothing but sitting in a community that may or may not have expressed an interest in getting it up and running again… or just waiting for the right person to ‘get the wheels in motion’. Any help?
September 17, 2004
I currently live in Florida but it has been my dream since I was a little boy always dragging my grandma off to every movie to one day own my own. I am looking for some thing that is really special a piece from the past a real movie palace type theater.
If any one knows of any with a great price tag that may be easy to fix up and start running, please reply here. Email me at or call me at any time at 352.257.9308.
Also if any one has info on grants and government funds that I can easily get for this venture, please let me know. Thank you, fellow movie lovers.
September 15, 2004
I am trying to track down a copy of Robert Headley’s 1974 book, Exit: A History of Movies in Baltimore. There’s a copy in the Library of Congress, but I am based in London, UK, and that’s a long way to go just to find out that the book is not what I am looking for.
Is anyone aware of a UK library that holds a copy or where I might get hold of my own copy?
August 16, 2004
ALBANY, NY — Cinema Treasures user ‘ifemorena’ asks…
I am looking for a movie theater manager with at least three years experience in running a movie theater. I am looking for someone preferably based in Albany and its surrounding areas. Manager should be familiar with how to run a multi-screen theater. Interested candidates may send their resumes to: .
July 28, 2004
DETROIT, MI — I have found pictures on the net of a theater downtown Detroit called Shubert/Lafayette Shubert. My guess is that it was located on Lafeyette. You could see the David Stott building in the background. The demolition pictures show me demolition was in the 50’s by my guess. Can anyone provide any history and pictures? Thank you.
July 15, 2004
Currently looking for (red, gold, etc) velvet ropes with stanchions (posts) for independent film fundraising events. During the fundraising events, we plan to create a “RED CARPET” enterance, the velvet ropes would add a classy touch to the entrance. Please contact Allyson if you know of anyone/theater that would want to sell velvet ropes. Thanks!
June 2, 2004
ALBUQUERQUE, NM — We’re looking for a photo of Carl Boller of the Boller Brothers architectural firm for our archives. He was the primary architect of the KiMo Theater, here in Albuquerque.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.