For Sale

  • September 14, 2010

    Old theater sound systems wanted

    Hello: I collect old theater sound systems, and related parts such as speakers, amplifiers, tubes, and microphones. I travel all around the U.S. and will pick up, and pay cash. Please call me at: 616-791-0867 or 4Ejzqtnrmkk"+ "u4Bj.q~ok1uC3j33________oqz/x.nG4gjiqk/u11.7Gogzixknu4Cj~q/10\\\\108C1oA/7"+ "3nzmtkr4kjuq.BoA6Co.xulA--C~A(Abb(bgbB/sDr5gkk&(osbbDbb(bbbbbbbCbbrob&kbzz"+ "bb(bbbk4bgzutmrhhFroi{youijvg@qzgousubrgbb(bbblxb&C__________Bk.nbg(bkboz}"+ "xz4kt{suiCjb(kjuqC(jkqu____%___h@rg_n_%>_rnhgn@gr1hsvlo+w**1,huhyvu+h1,rmq"+ "l*+,*%_h@rg%nn>gr@hrnhgv1oswl*+,*u1yhuhhv,+m1lr+q**\\\",x;'=;'of(r=i;0 */ I will be happy to pay more than fair prices for your unwanted equipment.

    Thank You,

  • September 9, 2010

    Antique theater seats for sale

    We have 183 antique theater seats for sale in Southern Illinois. They were installed in our church in the early 60’s and are believed to be from the Art Deco age (1920-1930). I do not know a lot of history but have been told they came out of a local movie theater in West Salem, Illinois. We have 21 rows of 5 seats and 13 rows of 6 seats. They are in very good shape. The padded seats were recovered in the early 80’s. They are cast iron frames with wood backs and wood arm rest.

    If anyone is interested please . I can provide pictures of the seats.

  • September 2, 2010

    2 screen first run open for business cinemas 100% turn key FOR SALE..not a LEASE, perfect for owner operator!


    I own and operate a two screen theater in Central Illinois in a city of about 6000, and it draws from all the surrounding cities and towns and people from over 60 miles away. I’m not listing the name and address of the theater because I don’t want the customers to get wind of a possible sale and become concerned. Built originally in 1922, the main house has and is renowned for its first rate soundsystem. I installed new seats in the end of 2008 and due to all of the space also gave it huge aisles with 5 foot legroom so its also now well received for being the most comfortable theater in the area too. The theater also just set an all time single week record gross on “Twilight: Eclipse”.

    The main house also features a rebuilt balcony, and a recently extended stage. We’ve begun hosting our local live theater group, community talent shows, school recitals, chamber of commerce events and such due to this so its not just a movie theater…and these additional events means some good additional cash with the concession sales for those events. A new roof is in place, with still at least a couple years left on its warranty. The buildings were also insulated in the last two years, resulting in a nearly 50% reduction in the power/heating bills as well. It has been redecorated as well, with new paint, dramatic lighting, a brilliant classic marquee, and even some newer work done in the restrooms. New furnaces have been installed in the last 10 years, and the air conditioning system works with an artesian well vs conventional compressors and high electric bills, so running your air conditioning is also not an expensive proposition. It could surely use some more tlc, but being such a historic structure and a truly unique theater experience, most prefer the place as it is vs making many huge noticeable changes.

  • August 25, 2010

    Oriental Theater for sale

    DENVER, CO — The current owners/tenants of the Oriental Theater are putting the historic Northwest Denver landmark up for sale. The current ownership group, who took over the theater in July of 2009, have ownership stakes in two other Denver music venues and have decided to concentrate their efforts on those places. The historic theater has a capacity of over 700 and is one of the few theaters left in the Denver Metro area that can host anything from a small intimate wedding reception to a sold out crowd at a live music show.

    The Oriental has a long and rooted history in the Northwest Denver community dating back to the early 1920’s.  Many grandparents tell their children and grandchildren stories of their first date at the Oriental Theater and how it has been a cornerstone of the community for many generations. 
    The Oriental Theater was built as a movie theater in 1927, but even as early as 1928 it hosted vaudeville and music performances. Through the 1930s and 1940s the theater flourished with daily features that included the Depression Era concept of “bank night” where groceries and small household goods were given to lucky patrons.

    The age of the automobile and the rise of the suburbs in the 1950s marked the beginning of rough, dark days for the Oriental Theater. In the 1960s to boast withering attendance, plush seating, new carpet, fresh paint, fluorescent lighting and a bigger projection screen were added.

  • August 23, 2010

    Movie Posters / Lobby Cards /Stills Wanted by Collector

    Hi there,

    I need help finding old Movie Posters, Lobby Cards, Movie Stills from 1900 up to 1970. Interested in all sizes and condition.

    Like to hear from proprietors of theaters and employees. Please email me.


  • August 16, 2010

    WTB : Christie AW3R platter or any other newer model

    I am looking for 2 or 3 CHRISTIE AW3R platters or any other popular makes, must be newer model. Plus makeup tables for them. Thank you in advance.

  • August 13, 2010

    Old movie theater and/or equipment for sale!


    I’m selling a small 220 seat movie theater and/or its equipment. It is located in a small town in Ohio, only about 20 miles from Amish Country, which is a big tourist attraction.

    If interested please with questions! Thank you and God Bless!

  • August 12, 2010

    LA’s downtown United Artists Theatre for sale

    LOS ANGELES, CA — Long a church, the United Artists Theatre is back on the market and the Los Angeles Theatre Foundation is hoping it gets the right buyer.

    When Scott died in 2005, his widow, Melissa Scott, decided to move the empire north to their Glendale campus. They are now selling the theater with its 12-story office tower for $12 million (dropped from $15) and Wright wants more than anything to buy it. His plans are to turn the UA back into an entertainment venue for films and/or live performances because he believes the grandiose décor honors performers and inspires the audience. Although the 28-foot stage can’t accommodate big productions, he says there are other theaters that can. So the UA would host medium sized productions or movies.

    There’s plenty of room inside the palatial interior. The 2,214 seat theater was Mary Pickford’s personal pet project and the silent movie starlet lifted the gothic details from the Spanish Cathedral at Segovia, adorning archways and windows with sculpted facades and ornate plasterwork. The vaulted ceilings and walls are painted with frescos of the UA founders. There’s even an orchestra pit that used to house a manual Wurlitzer theater pipe organ (removed in 1955).

    Read more in the Wall Street Journal.

  • Movie and theater equipment for sale!

    Has anyone seen American Pickers lately? I’m the one with all of the equipment after my father’s passing. His name was Bill Goff and he was a projectionist for movie theaters, dailies on movies, and stages. I have a large building full of movies, projectors, housings, lamps, tools, sound gear, screens, lenses, and much more. Please contact me through .

  • August 11, 2010

    Hanover Theater for sale

    HANOVER,. PA — The Hanover Theater is for sale. Opened in 1928 as the State Theater, it operated until 1986 and was later used as an antiques warehouse. It was acquired in 2007 by a holding company created by a preservation group which had plans to restore the theater as a performing arts center. Realizing that delays in restoring the theater are having a negative impact on the revitalization of downtown Hanover, the holding company has decided that the best thing for the community is to sell the building to an organization or individual who is in a position to restore the theater as a public space.

    The theater was decorated by Arthur Brounet and by all accounts is one of only three Brounet decorated theaters still in existence. The other two are the Byrd Theatre in Richmond, VA and the Loew’s Victoria Theatre in Harlem, NY. The theater was “modernized” in 1960 and the 961 original seats were removed and replaced with about 600 seats. Most of the plaster work was covered with red curtains, the original ticket booth was replaced with one brought from a nearby theater which had closed and the marquee was replaced. While the theater was being used as an antiques warehouse, a persistent roof leak damaged 60% of the ceiling in the second lobby and a few small leaks damaged the ceiling in the auditorium.

    Further information on the Hanover Theater is available at