May 3, 2004
Cinema Treasures user Sean Doerr pointed us to this 1948 Ziegfeld Theatre playbill that’s for sale on eBay:
THIS AUCTION IS FOR WONDERFUL PLAYBILL FOR THE ZIEGFELD THEATRE. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1948. IT FEATURES THE PLAY “ THE RAPE OF LUCRETIA”…A MUSIC DRAMA IN 2 ACTS…WITH KITTY CARLISLE, (EVENINGS) AND BELVA KIBLER, (MATINEES) AS LUCRETIA. IT IS IN GREAT CONDITON FOR IT’S AGE… ONE TEAR, MEASURING 1/8 INCHE APPERS ON THE BACK COVER. THE COVER HAS YELLOWED SOMEWHAT, BUT IT IS PRINTED ON CREAM GLOSSY PAPER. THE INSIDE PAGES ARE IN EXCELLENT CONDITION AND SUCH A NICE PIECE OF HISTORY AND MEMORABILIA, WITH THE ADS.
Currently, at just $2.99, this item is a steal. But if you want this item, make sure to make a bid before the auction’s close on Wednesday.
April 20, 2004
SALIDA, CO — The Storyville Cinema is now for sale…
“Storyville Cinema is a profitable first-run twin achieving consistant increase in attendance and income for the past five years.
I have established favorable relationships with film distributors and converted the theatre from sub-run to first-run status; allowing the presentation of films during the first weeks of release.
March 19, 2004
I have 150-175 theater seats that are available for free. Please contact me for further details.
March 17, 2004
HARTLEPOOL, ENGLAND — Odeon closed this theater in 1981. Re-opened as a live entertainment club called Casears Palace in the late 90’s, the venue only lasted a couple of years before closing once again.
Yesterday, though, a “For Sale” sign has appeared, with Newcastle upon Tyne agents Lamb & Edge handling the property. The theater’s current owner is the Hartlepool-based company Capanac Leisure, who own a number of bars and nightclubs in town.
They also owned the former Fairworld Cinema just a few hundred yards away, which was Hartlepool’s last cinema, closing in May 1983, until the Warner Village opened a few years ago on the marina. The Fairworld was demolished in 1997 and a Morrisons supermarket now stands on the theater’s site.
Details of the Odeon property have yet to appear on the Lamb & Edge website.
February 11, 2004
MINNEAPOLIS, MN — The Varsity Theater in the Dinkytown neighborhood of Minneapolis is for sale. The Art Deco theater remodeled by Jack Liebenberg in the 1930s is considered a local landmark. The theater is one block from the University of Minnesota’s Minneapolis campus. The asking price is $1.2 million.
February 2, 2004
CASCADE, ID — The Roxy Theatre in Cascade, Idaho (pop. 937) is for sale. A turnkey operation, including land and building, is built into the $325,000 asking price.
More information can be found at this address:
January 30, 2004
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January 19, 2004
PASADENA, CA — The Raymond Theatre (formerly known as the Crown Theatre or Perkin’s Palace) is for sale.
It is located in Old Town Pasadena, two short blocks from the popular Old Town shopping, dining and entertainment district. It features 2,000 seats, main floor and balcony, two lobbies, four restrooms, a 40'x40' stage, and eight dressing rooms with flyloft and rigging.
The theater was once one of Los Angeles' top concert venues, featuring acts such as Bruce Springsteen, Fleetwood Mac, Phil Collins, Willie Nelson, Tina Turner, and others. It has a great legacy of live performances. With the right buyer, the theater can once again function as a concert or mixed-use venue.
January 8, 2004
December 24, 2003
VALLEJO, CA — The historic Empress Theatre is looking for a new owner following Robert Litwin’s decision to sell the former vaudeville and movie house after growing tired of the “city’s ‘stall tactics’ in signing a deal to help renovate and run the historic theater as the centerpiece of a revitalized downtown.”
According to the Times Herald, the asking price is $850,000, with an option for the city to buy the theater first set to run out next month. Interested parties should contact Ronald Lee Re/Max Home Advantage of Vallejo.