Want to buy a theater

posted by theaterman007 on January 2, 2008 at 3:30 pm

Hello, I am new here but own a couple theaters and would like to rent/lease/lease purchase a theater, opened or closed, small town preferred. It can be a drive-in. Please email me and thanks.

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brande on January 2, 2008 at 6:03 pm

WELLINGTON, KS â€" The Regent Theatre is for sale or lease. Currently opening showing first run movies. It also has capabilities for dinner theater or other entertainment. Please
email for more information. Price negotiable.

soybean on January 2, 2008 at 6:41 pm

The Heart Theater, Effingham, Illinois is for sale or lease. The Theater has been closed for several months. Go to the 21st Century Cinemas Website, then click on the Heart Theater, there are several interior & exterior pictures of the Theater.

theaterman007 on January 2, 2008 at 7:30 pm

thank you, as much as i see that the Regent has beeen updated, the sound,projection has not and the numbers are just not there for a town of this size

brande on January 3, 2008 at 8:47 pm

I didn’t give you that information. How do you know that there have been no updates on sound, etc.

theaterman007 on January 3, 2008 at 8:55 pm

Hello, i was emailed info on this theater from someone else that was looking from your posts here, thank you

pboykin on January 4, 2008 at 3:18 am

I have been trying to restore a movie theatre myself in Durham NC. It would be a movie theatre and have a house that would be a bar as well. If anyone is interested in maybe becoming involved I am looking for investors. email me at


aoz on January 5, 2008 at 3:59 pm

I posted a “for sale” note today on a small, new theater in California. Yes, it is a small town, but lots of tourists from around the world and LA area go through on this major Hwy. VERY, VERY cheap. I can send photos.

theaterman007 on January 5, 2008 at 5:13 pm

please send me photos, are give me your email, will contact you, thanks

aoz on January 5, 2008 at 5:28 pm

Send your address here, and I will reply with photos.-April

theaterman007 on January 5, 2008 at 6:45 pm

Just sent you a email and thank you

quasimodo on January 5, 2008 at 6:58 pm

VASSAR, MI – I am considering selling the Vassar Theatre , a beautifully restored single screen in this small rural community. Page includes links to the website and a photo gallery. Please email for more information

ceasar on January 6, 2008 at 7:00 am

Theatreman Vicksburg Ms has been without a cinema for over year and is starting 2008 still with no cinema. The vacated mall Cinema Pemberton 4 owned by CBL Associates hasn’t been filled but I can tell you the consesus of the locals is they want one outside of the mall.

ssteve on January 6, 2008 at 10:38 pm

We have a single screen theatre in n. ohio for sale it is in great shape. We would be happy to talk to you futher. Great small town. Still in operation after 40 years.Email
Or visit our web site www.norwalktheatre.com

JimWalch on January 8, 2008 at 9:50 pm

I own the Southtown in Springfield, Illinois. Although it has not been used as a theater since the late 50’s, the marquee and facade have just been restored to its original 1936 Art Deco appearance. The building has been used as a stained glass studio since 1981 and a furniture store before I purchased it. Nothing on the interior resembles a theater. I will be retiring soon and selling the building. For info email me

The best part is the marquee is maintained by the city with them also paying the electric for the lights. This is the only old marquee left standing in the city.

theaterman007 on January 8, 2008 at 11:15 pm

thank you for the info,,,how far is the nearest theater,,, what size town,,,,, and do you have any pictures, thanks

Michael Furlinger
Michael Furlinger on January 9, 2008 at 4:50 am


theaterman007 on January 9, 2008 at 4:46 pm

That would be ok, thank you

Ryanflegal on January 22, 2008 at 6:03 am

I will soon be listing a gorgeous, restored theatre for sale in California. Please email me if you are interested.

ceasar on January 22, 2008 at 2:56 pm

Reality has start to set in now.
In an article in the local paper it has been revealed that high end cinemas and retailers have been turning down Vicksburg flat as a location. One their arguements is the fact there is a lack of population. The city leaders have had a rough time attracting commuters to live here. I believe its due to overvalue real estate and closing businesses. But it has put the mayor in an embarrassiing predictment. Especially with the subprime mortgage mess and the overvalue real estate.
At the sametime CBL Associates is going announce thier plans for the mall. What they have planned the locals don’t know. But a lot of businesses have closed down due to high rent.

themodeonline on February 6, 2008 at 6:44 pm

I have a small town theater that I am considering selling…The Mode Theater in Waterloo, WI, which is 20 miles east of Madison and 70 miles west of Milwaukee. The floor is leveled, living quarters above the main room now( ceiling/floor was installed during remodeling). The theater was built in 1937, remodeled into a performance performing arts and display space in the 1980’s. I have digital projection and use the space for a variety of events…public and private.

redmcmonagle on February 7, 2008 at 6:39 pm

We own a totally renovated 1937 Art Deco Gem just 50 miles from Minneapolis Stl Paul. Currently 3 screens up and running with bot 35 and digital projection, DTS and much much more. Contact me at and I can supply info and pictures.


ceasar on February 7, 2008 at 7:07 pm

The Pemberton 4 Cinema is a four screen multiplex built around the late ‘80s,early 90s. It’s still in real good condition but the cinema is going to need a clean up and renovation all together. One talk has been making it into a discount cinema but with mall’s crime issues that’s going to have reexamined it.
So far questions are lingering as to why there isn’t a new cinema here yet.

NativeForestHiller on March 20, 2008 at 9:11 am

To Theaterman007: I have a great opportunity for you in Ridgewood, NY. It was built in 1916 by Thomas Lamb, and is now endangered. It is the longest continuously operating theater in NY, and believed to be countrywide. It is for lease and possibly for sale. Please contact me at your earliest convenience at

Thank you,


NativeForestHiller on May 14, 2008 at 6:24 am

Updating my March 20th posting, please read my public appeal for the Ridgewood Theatre, where I am seeking an art-related tenant. This was composed voluntarily, as a director on the board of Queens Preservation Council:


peterscatt on July 29, 2008 at 2:22 am

Theaterman 007
I have a theater for sale or lease in Dobbs Ferry,NY. It is a small town,20 miles from Manhattan and has an affluent population.If you have interest I can be reached at 914-384-4362 or email


TLSLOEWS on February 17, 2010 at 10:57 pm

No Thanks, But Good Luck.

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