• December 27, 2010

    Library in Providence seeks advice

    PROVIDENCE, RI — I’m the Office Manager and an Events & Programing Coordinator for the Providence Community Library system. I’ve started showing movies at one of our locations, using DVDs and a digital projector (onto a blank wall currently), but, as somewhat of a film buff, would like to upgrade to 16mm and eventually 35mm showings. Looking for someone local who could offer advice in choosing the right projector(s), screen and general operation / setup. Also looking to buy, or have loaned or donated, 16mm and 35mm features. We already have a public performance license that covers many of the films I’d like to show. Email me at .

    Thank you

  • October 28, 2010

    Ray Martin Film Booking Services


    My name is Ray Martin. I have been in the theatre business for over 25 years now and have seen many changes. I’ve managed movie theater chains and even had my own Drive-in theater.

    If you need help with personalized booking services with the over the 25 film studios I speak with every week, I can get you the films you need. If you are a single or twin screen operator, I will only charge you $60 a month for film booking. That’s only $15 per week. I will beat any price and keep you in good standing with film studios.

  • October 27, 2010

    Need info on a theatre? We can help!

    The Cinema Preservation Group in Asheville, NC has a staff of professional researchers that mines information on over 42,000 theatres around the United States. We have been doing this for private archival purposes for over 4 years.

    If you need any research information at all such as status of the building, owners info and contact information for historical purposes or if there is a question you’d like to ask us about any theatre or property in the United States. Please call us at 828.270.7604. We work for research donations! :)

  • October 26, 2010

    Willing to do free tech work in Denver

    DENVER, CO — Hello. I’m willing to volunteer time to restore/fix projection and sound equipment, to help with restoration or even just keep a small screen running. Go to the following link to see work I did for the Saenger in Mobile, Alabama.

  • October 22, 2010

    Looking for a new movie booking agent!

    I am looking for a booking agent for a single screen movie theater. If you can get us good movies and let us know which movies we will be getting at least 2 weeks or more in advance and your prices are reasonable, we would like to talk to you. I don’t expect the world; just decent entertainment for our customers and the ability to give them advanced notice of upcoming movies. We pay all of our bills on time to the movie companies and our booker.

  • September 24, 2010

    Questions regarding renovating theater

    There is an old theater in our town I would like to buy, renovate and reopen. Small community of about 25,000. Any suggestions/advise from someone who has done this?


  • September 17, 2010

    Info booking a Chaplin short film for one night event.


    This is my first post and I’m happy to be on board.

    I’m trying to put together a special night of entertainment. I’m an entertainer with plans of renting a theater. Basically I wanted to have something of a double act. The show would begin with showing something like a Chaplin short film. And then I would take the stage to perform my unique act.

    So I need a little more understanding about how booking a movie works. Like a general idea of how much a booking a silent film from the 1930’s would cost for one night? Do I need a booking agent or can I do it myself? If I book the movie can I just use the DVD copy I own?

  • August 26, 2010

    Seeking 35mm print of “Phantom of the Paradise

    Fox doesn’t vault prints. Criterion doesn’t have it in 35mm and a few other sources only allow reel to reel.

    Does anyone know where I can track down a print for a November rental rock double feature?

    Email me at with any leads or info.


  • August 23, 2010

    Looking for interior photos of Streamline Moderne theaters

    ROCK ISLAND, IL — I have recently taken on the Rocket Theater and would love to return as much of the original look as I can. However, there are hardly any interior photos of any streamline moderne theaters on the internet. Nevertheless, I will pursue libraries and historical institutes for any photos. If anyone has photos of the Rocket Theater before 1960, that would be greatly appreciated.

  • August 20, 2010

    Nickelodeon locations?


    I am trying to locate a Nickelodeon in Manhattan (or any of the five boroughs) for a BBC documentary series about the start of the motion picture industry. It doesn’t matter if it’s totally derelict, or even if it has been demolished because we just want to film the location of where the Nickelodeon once stood. Maybe several Nickelodeons stood on one street? It would be fantastic if there was still a Nickelodeon standing, although I’ve searched and it seems to me that they have all long since been demolished in the region I’m looking at – I’m hoping you might be able to tell me not!

    We will also be filming in Los Angeles and I believe there is still a Nickelodeon there, but we’d ideally like to film outside one in New York for this programme.