The latest movie theater news and updates
September 8, 2005
“A question— would anyone happen to know what the oldest still-in-operation art house/ rep theater in the US is…? I have a feeling it might be my local favorite, Cambridge MA’s Brattle Theater, and wonder if anyone could confirm or correct this notion.
Monday, September 19, 7:00PM & Tuesday, September 27, 7:00PM
Meet John Basil, the last man alive who can share true stories…..
The stories of the most prominent theater chains of the 20th Century in Western New York, the Basil and Dipson Theaters…including the largest theater, Basils' 4200-seat Lafayette Theater, the Colvin, the Apollo, the LaSalle, the Dipson/Basil RIVIERA THEATER IN NORTH TONAWANDA…..and many more.
I have two old 2000 foot shipping reels. One is a fixed hub plastic reel and the other is a fixed hub metal reel. I also have one old metal 1000 foot shipping reel. The shipping can holds three 2000 foot reels. The unit is painted black and is heavy. I am asking $ 1.00 for each item, plus shipping. If anyone has any questions email me ay
September 7, 2005
London has a traditional couple of days where it opens the doors to closed buidings. those that have changed use, or those in use, but allowing you to have a better peak! Dates are 17th and 18th September. Link is here: www.londonopenhouse.org
You will need to get a guide on line, which will cost only a few pounds.. but you wil be able to see..
The former cinemas; the stunning Gaumount State in Kilburn (bingo); the fabulous Tooting Granada (bingo); the Regal, Uxbridge (nightclub); plus many other beauties that are still open as cinemas: East Finchley Phoenix; The Gate Notting Hill; The Ritzy in Brixton; Muswell Hill Odeon; and about another 15 buildings either open as cinemas or other uses.
421 Seats for sale. All metal construction with wood arm rests. Unsure of how old they are. I was told when I bought the theatre that they were installed in the early 1970’s. The seats have an art deco style and we have a limited amount with aisle lights. The seats were installed in rows of 5, 10 and ll. the seats are currently being disassembled for transport. The seats have a small footprint.
Gordon or Eileen Wolcott
206-463-6845 After 5 PM
September 6, 2005
WANYNESVILLE, NC — The Asheville Citizen Times has reported that the long closed Strand Theatre in Waynesville, NC has been purchased by Joey Massie who plans to renovate and reopen the old theater which closed in 1981.
Highland Forest, a land developer, has signed a lease to use the front space to promote its projects. The funds paid for the lease will allow Massie to refurbish the marquee, facade and lobby area. The citizens of Waynesville are thrilled to see this old theater be renovated because it has been an eye sore and has been deteriorating since it closed.
I will have between 500 and 800 Irwin Marquee chairs from the Blue Man Group Theater in the Luxor Hotel, Las Vegas, NV, USA on 9/19.
I am removing them as the act is leaving the hotel, and we gear up for a new act at the Luxor.
The chair is an Irwin Marquee, with a rocking back, and cupholder armrests.
I am selling all or part. The price is $65.00 per chair if purchased as is.
My company can also refurbish the chairs, with new fabric, foam, hardware and even plastic. This would make the price vary, so if this is your desire, please contact me directly for a quote.
I will have the chairs in Utah. If you would like a quote from me for delivery, assembly and installation, please contact me.
September 5, 2005
Cinema Treasures is closed today in observance of Labor Day.
We look forward to seeing you tomorrow!
September 2, 2005
NEW ORLEANS, LA — It appears that several theaters in Southeastern Louisiana and Mississippi were damaged during Hurricane Katrina.
A spokesperson for Clear Channel Entertainment, which programs legit tours at the Saenger — a palatial 2,800-seat house that was built for movies and stage shows in 1927 — told Playbill.com, “No one can get near the theatre — we have no idea how bad it is.”
Hattiesburg American: How our community and neighbors fared
At the historic Saenger Theater downtown, the wind had blown pieces of a traffic light through the lobby windows. Shattered glass covered the sidewalks outside.
The theater’s manager, Philip Tapia, and a production technician, Joshua Williams, came out about 7 a.m. to put up plywood to keep any more water from getting into the building if it rained before they could get the windows replaced.
Our hearts go out to everyone in New Orleans and other affected areas. If you haven’t made a donation, please consider doing so.
And, today, we’re bringing you “before” shots of the Trylon Theater from Michael Perlman. Thanks again, Michael!