Buyer sought for multiplex in Florence

posted by CSWalczak on August 11, 2009 at 7:35 am

FLORENCE, OR — The recently closed Florence Cinemas in the Emporium Shopping Center is up for sale.

Florence residents may not have to wait long to watch another movie at the multiplex. Plans are now under way to find a new operator for Florence Cinemas, which closed its doors last week.

Campbell Commercial Real Estate, a Eugene-based company that specializes in commercial property, intends to immediately market the vacant movie theater in its current condition at the Emporium Shopping Center.

Read the full story in the: Siuslaw News.

Comments (8)

KenLayton on August 11, 2009 at 9:35 am

Someone should reopen that wonderful single screen Harbor Theater (just down the street) instead of that dump Florence Cinemas.

cvolosin on August 11, 2009 at 1:50 pm

Nowhere in the article does it say how many screens are at the cinema, and it is not on the brokers website.

I am not familiar with the location or story behind this theater, but oddly enough at least it won’t be leveled to put up a Walmart.

Robert Allen
Robert Allen on August 11, 2009 at 3:58 pm

Hey Ken! I talked to the guy who owns the Harbor a couple of years ago and he said he had gutted it and had no intentions of reopening it. I got the impression he wasn’t going to let it go for less than $350,000.

Chuckv: the Florence Cinemas is a 3-screener. Florence is located on the Central Oregon coast.

CSWalczak on August 13, 2009 at 12:01 pm

Earlier story about the theater’s closing including a picture:
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Robert Allen
Robert Allen on August 14, 2009 at 1:16 pm

It’s obvious from what Mr. Morgan said he had no business being in the business in the first place. That house has a lot of potential.

Robert Allen
Robert Allen on August 28, 2009 at 6:46 pm

Oops! Florence Cinemas is a 4 screener.

DephlatorMouse on September 9, 2009 at 4:46 pm

I’m interested enough to check it out my wife & I are interested in relocating from Portland to open a small-ish movie theater.

This would be my first business venture as well any advice on how to get started would be appriciated.

movietheatres on November 14, 2009 at 3:18 pm

The challenge here is that with just 4 screens and small population, it will have a hard time getting new movies outside of the mega blockbuster summer and winter, so spring and fall will be very sparce. This theatre was opened and operated for years by the areas largest chain, Coming Attractions Theatres, and even they bailed out of the place in 04. They run some verrrrrrrrry poorly attended theatres so this one is really going to be a tough spot!

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