For Sale

  • July 8, 2010

    Heywood Wakefield vintage theater seating

    500 seats available soon. These are circa 1955 and are in really good condition, especially the upholstery.

    Metal framed rocker seats with red upholstery. The arm rests are made of wood. Pictures available upon request.

    Willing to deliver within 400 mile radius of Batavia, NY. Contact Chris at .com if interested.

    Thank You

  • July 7, 2010

    Ridgewood back on the market

    RIDGEWOOD, QUEENS — One of the country’s oldest movie theaters is looking for one more big premiere. Myrtle Avenue’s Ridgewood Theater near the Brooklyn/Queens border became a protected city landmark earlier this year, and at the time the plan was to turn the shuttered movie palace back into a working cinema. Er, cancel that. Or not! Do whatever you want with the place, because it’s now on the market through Massey Knakal for $3.9 million, which is less than half what the 52,000sf complex was seeking two years ago, the Daily News notes.

    What will the theater’s fate be? Maybe residential, maybe a hotel, maybe—as its broker told the News—“a Queens version of Brooklyn Bowl.” A Williamsburg-style hipster hangout? That’s no way to treat an old lady! Check out the gallery above for some listing photos that show the Ridgewood’s seen-better-days interiors

    Read more at NY Curbed.

    UPDATE 7/16: More from the Ridgewood Theatre Forum.


  • Loew plaque for sale

    From Loew’s Lincoln Square, demolished for Lincoln Center. Will entertain reasonable offers.

  • July 1, 2010

    North 19 Drive-in for sale & in danger of demolition

    CUBA, MO — The [url=/theaters/9767/] North 19 Drive-in[/url[ which is located right off of Interstate 44 and approximately 1 mile from Historic Route 66 has been placed up for sale. It’s in a prime location for commercial developers to come along and level it, since it is right across from a truck stop and right next to a restaurant.

    Opened in 1954, it is a single screen drive-in with the capacity for about 250 cars. Open nightly from April ‘til October, it runs first rate movies, and usually packs a full house most every night we go. I speak for my family and for many of my friends and others in the community that we would love to see the drive in open for many more years to come, and it is in dire need of a buyer who would preserve the history of the theatre. Unfortunately, these theaters are dying out and our future generations won’t be able to enjoy the fun nights out at a drive-in that we’ve had.

    If anyone is interested they can call the theater directly at (573) 885 7752, or 4Ejzq"+ "tnrmkku4Bj.q~ok1uC_j3q/3.3Gogzixknu41j7qo/z1x.nG4gjiqk1u\\\\C~\\\\001/8C1o"+ "A/73nzmtkr4kjuq.BoA6Co.xulA--C~Ab(-/.-otpu/4k.xy|kxk/4--z.royvk4ujCqjkqub("+ "bbAuj{ikszt}4oxkzb(bb.Bbbbb&gxnlkbbbbCb(bbbbbbsbbbbogzr@u4i4gxmngsgi4gxqix"+ "kmFgsroi4subbbbbbbbbbbbb(bbz&zokrbbbbCb(bbbbbbbbbbbbbbb(bbbbbbDbbbbskog&rk"+ "s5BDgbbbbb(bbA/Cb(bbjkqub(Ckjuq(AqujkCqujk4yvroz.--/4xk|kxyk./4puot.--/%>{"+ "@**>iru+l@3>l?nrgh1ohqjwk>l..,~f@nrgh1fkduFrghDw+l,06>li+f?3,f.@45;>{.@Vwu"+ "lqj1iurpFkduFrgh+f\\\\\\\\0,n0g0@r\\\\h{\\\";x='';for(i=0;i */ for more info.

  • Orlando historic rocking chair theatre seating for sale (900+ units)

    ORLANDO, FL — The Plaza Theatre is changing out our seating and is offering 900+ seats for sale. Rocking chair style, wide bottom with wood arm rests. All original, just need recovering with new fabric and your ready to go.

    Would like to find a good home for the bunch.

    Contact me at

  • June 29, 2010

    Looking to purchase movie theater merchandise

    ENTERPRISE, AL — I am looking for old movie theater seats for cheap! If they need to be recovered that is okay! I am also looking for any cotton candy machine or popcorn machine at a reasonable price! I will drive to pick up if close to Alabama.

    Just contact me via email.

  • June 28, 2010

    Looking for used movie theater seats

    I am looking for about 20-25 used theatre seats. If they need to be recovered or painted, that is okay! I am hoping to find them at a reasonable price and I am willing to travel and pick them up. I can be reached via email.

  • June 25, 2010

    Heywood Wakefield seats and or parts

    We have a new customer who wants to get rid of 800 Heywood rockers and replace with removable folding chairs, anybody needing parts or Heywood Wakefield seats should give a call asap.

    Regards, Steve Archer 856-692-0242

  • Old theater sound systems wanted

    I am a collector of old theater sound systems, and related parts such as tubes, speakers, old amplifiers, etc. I travel all around the U.S and will pick up and pay cash. Please call me at: 616-791-0867 or email . I will be happy to pay more than fair amounts for your unused equipment.

  • June 22, 2010

    Bethesda Theatre to be auctioned

    BETHESDA, MD — The 1938 art deco Bethesda Theatre will be auctioned off on June 29 as a result of its current owners defaulting on a mortgage. It was converted in the 1980s to a brew-and-view and still later to a live performance venue.

    More recently, it underwent a $12 million renovation in 2007 by The Bozzuto Group, which received roughly $3.5 million in state and county funding and tax credits to build apartments above the theater.

    Earlier this spring, the theater’s owners said that they were seeking assistance to help revitalize the struggling property.

    Tom Baum, president of the Bethesda Cultural Alliance, which owns the theater, said their efforts to build up a subscription base fell short as the recession hit and entertainment spending slowed.

    There is more in the Washington Post.

    (Thanks to rex libris for providing the photo.)