Small California town working theater for sale

posted by aoz on January 7, 2008 at 10:51 am

This theater is only 2 years old and needs a new owner. It has a permitted kitchen, large 2-tier stage, beer/wine license, very cool and classy decor, great renter-friendly lease, digital projection and THX surround sound for video. It’s the only real theater within 60 miles.

Selling VERY, VERY cheap because I ran out of money building it and I hate to cook. You can profit from my loss. Closing this month (January).

Live and work where people want to vacation!

Comments (16)

JohnMessick on January 7, 2008 at 11:58 am

April Zrelak…Would be nice to see a picture of two.

rivieraservices on January 7, 2008 at 12:14 pm

Or even better just give me the name and address so I can take over the lease when you leave!

aoz on January 7, 2008 at 2:36 pm

John Messick, I don’t see that I can post a photo on this site. If you send your address, I’ll forward some. The town is Lone Pine, CA, on Hwy 395…to narrow down the potential interest.

rivieraservices on January 8, 2008 at 2:17 pm

If you hate cooking and you can’t afford to hire a part-time cook then the business can’t be working that well. Do yourself a favour; clear out all your equipment at the end of the month and let someone else take the lease. Then your problem will be theirs.

aoz on January 8, 2008 at 4:19 pm

Rivieraservices, equipment and furnishings are worth much more installed where they are as a turn-key business. I will have no problem getting the lease transferred to someone local if I need to liquidate No, the business isn’t doing well under my management or I wouldn’t be willing to take such a large loss. This ad is merely an attempt to encourage people who might be interested in moving to this beautiful location and buy in cheaply to an established theater in a small town with lots of talent. Rather than passing on a problem, I’d like to pass on an opportunity. This is not a good fit for most people in the big theater business. A musical couple or family could make this a good income.

theaterman007 on January 9, 2008 at 11:53 am

< the only problem i see is that it is not equipted to handle 25mm movies or studio movies,,, certainly not first run ,,nice opera or music or mb live theater,,

William on January 9, 2008 at 7:30 pm

theaterman007 you must mean 35mm movies, right.

TSP on January 10, 2008 at 6:49 pm

Any more information regarding the place? Also would love to see pics. You can reach me at

saunds on January 18, 2008 at 12:49 am

Hi April,

I hope you haven’t closed the doors or sold your theater yet. I’m too busy working to run a theater myself, but I do own the domain name and the variations of it, plus I believe I have enough cash flow and marketing experience that we can turn it around without you having to sell it or lose your ownership. Please contact me at and we can chat. Thanks, Steve S.

theaterman007 on January 20, 2008 at 10:49 am

April did you sell it or what is happening now, thanks

c3romero on January 20, 2008 at 5:55 pm

I would like to see pictures. I’m a chef and my girlfriend does musical production. We’ve been toying with the idea of doing some kind of dinner theater. Can you email me at with any pictures and details regarding the financials.

CAM8243 on January 26, 2008 at 12:34 am

Hi April,

How do things stand? Is the theatre still for sale? Haven’t seen anything posted since Sunday. Thank you.

aoz on January 26, 2008 at 12:21 pm

The place has not sold, though a local person may make an offer soon. Thank you all for your comments and interest. This will be my last posting.

marissalove on February 4, 2008 at 3:52 pm

hello there! I Live in mammoth lakes…have you sold yet? What’s the deal? What’s going on?

Dramatrauma on February 18, 2009 at 8:00 am

Think I found it if anybodys still curious

Hopefully the venues still open and the websites just out of date

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