Gentry Cinema For Sale - Includes Real Estate

posted by ForSale on May 3, 2010 at 3:38 pm

CHECOTAH, OK — The Gentry Cinema is a twin theater that has recently been remodeled and twinned. It was in operation for about a year when we had to close in January. We had spent more than expected on the renovation and didn’t have enough operating capital left to make it through the slow times that occur with any new start up. We also had health concerns for our son, who had been excluded by the insurance company because his health problems were pre-existing. So, I took another job that included better benefits and moved to another state.

The theater had been closed for at least a dozen years when we re-opened it. We started with a building that was on the verge of being condemned and destroyed by the city and then we turned it into a nice little downtown theater that probably looks better inside and out than the day it was first opened in about 1941.

You can read more about it at or here on CinemaTreasures under the theater listings. You can also see some old photos from before the renovation at

I can send you more photos and an equipment list upon request. I have been asking $285,000 including real estate and equipment, but I am now lowering my price to $275,000 for everything. I am willing to provide partial owner financing if you have good credit.

Summer is almost here, so don’t delay.

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Comments (2)

Dramatrauma on May 5, 2010 at 10:20 pm

Sorry you had to give up the Gentry and hope you find the right kind of new owner. All the best to you and your family.

ForSale on May 12, 2010 at 5:58 pm

Thanks, Dramatrauma. We’re still looking for the “right kind of new owner”.

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