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  • November 3, 2004

    Mission Drive-In Theater Sign

    ‘Kevin Culhane’ asks…

    I came across an old wooden sign a few years back I think it’s an original from the San Juan Capistrano Drive-In Theater. It’s about 8' x 15". I have a picture of it.

    I didn’t want to throw it out and went looking that’s when I came across your site. Would anyone you know be interested in it?

    It’s not in the best of shape but it’s gotta be worth something to someone. It’s says “Mission Drive-In Theater San Juan Capistrano”.

  • Irwin Seats

    I have for sale used theater seats. They are in nice condition and are made for a slope floor. If interested, please e-mail me at for more information and pictures.

  • November 2, 2004

    Fullerton Citizens Await Vote on Fox Fullerton’s Future

    FULLERTON, CA — Jon Olivian, the new publicist at the Fullerton Historic Theatre Foundation, sent us this important news about the fate of the Fox Fullerton.


    FULLERTON, CALIF. (October 31, 2004) — At a recent public march and rally to save the endangered Fox Fullerton Theatre, a television newscaster made the observation about next Tuesday, November 2, 2004 when the entire nation will be awaiting the dramatic outcome of the U.S. presidency, while the City of Fullerton, California wrestles with its own D-Day-like decision of whether or not to save or demolish its cherished 1925 Fox Theatre.

  • Center Theatre Shows New Face on Main Street

    DOVER-FOXCROFT, ME — With the installation of a new marquee, Center Theatre now proudly presents a new, or is it old, face on Main Street.

    In current terms, one might call it retro. The new fixture was designed by Neocraft Signs of Lewiston, Maine and was installed on the facade on Friday, October 29th. The design is meant to recreate the look of the original marquee erected when the theatre was built in 1943. An official lighting “event” will be planned for the near future.

  • Looking For Theater In NH, VT, Or ME

    I am looking to buy a 2-3 screen cinema in New Hampshire, Vermont, or Maine. I want to relocate with my wife and kids.

    Anyone with info please let me know!

  • November 1, 2004

    Cinema Treasures Profiled in Traverse City Record Eagle

    TRAVERSE CITY, MI — The Sunday edition of the Traverse City Record Eagle included an article about the new Cinema Treasures book.

    Since Traverse City is home to the City Opera House, which is one of the many theaters featured in our book, the article includes comments from Ross Melnick and Andrea Fuchs, as well as those involved in preserving the theater.

  • Jordan Theater To Be Demolished

    GREENVILLE, PA — November 8, 2004 is the day set for the classic Jordan Theater to be destroyed.

    The Jordan was opened in 1946 in honor of the first Greenville resident killed in WWII, Cpl. James O. Jordan. This great theater was the finest of Blatt Brothers chain of theaters in Pennsylvania.

    Recently, a bordering church obtained ownership and are scheduling to destroy the building, contents (including both projectors), on November 8th. The bright marquee with illuminated JORDAN across the top will be destroyed as well.

    Another unfortunate demise of history and culture.

  • Theater Seating Available

    I have nice used theater seating for sale that is reasonably priced. I can ship anywhere in the U.S.

    If you’re interested, please e-mail me at . These seats would make a wonderful addition to any restoration project.

  • October 29, 2004

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  • October 28, 2004

    Des Plaines Theatre to Host Halloween Events This Weekend

    DES PLAINES, IL — The Des Plaines Theatre Preservation Society is hosting Halloween-themed events this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at the 1925 Des Plaines Theatre on Miner Street in downtown Des Plaines.

    According to the Daily Herald, the Society will be featuring a 1910 version of “Frankenstein,” live Irish music, and costume contests among the various free events at the theater.

    Society president Bryan Bean says, “It’s a taste of what we’d like to do. It’s an invitation for people to take a new look at an old treasure.”