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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Another one bites the dust

The old Carmike theater at the north end of the K-Mart shopping center on Avondale has been vacant for what, 6 years now? There' have been all kinds of rumors in that time of different plans to turn it into various kinds of specialty theaters.

Not no more:
Date: June 24th and June 25th
Time: 10am-5pm
Movie Theater Liquidation
We are Liquidating the contents of a Movie Theater located in Durham, NC. We have everthing from consessions to speakers to projectors. There is a list below of most of the items there . If any of these items are an interest to you and would like to know more, please call us at 757-622-1010 or 757-446-8080. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 14 lg round trash receptacles, 4 - 2 seat sofas, Beverage Air Cooler (approx. 3' tall), nacho machine server, 4 s/s popcorn holders/warmers, 4 Selmix ice boxes, 4 POS register system, 4 lighted menu boards, 4 movie ticket POS registers, 4 drawer file cabinet, small Sentry safe, large safe ( approx. 30" X 24"), 6ft folding table, Link computer monitor/keyboard, Epson LX-300 printer (pinfed), assorted Desks, Tables, and Chairs, Radio Shack FM Intercom, Scotsman 1000 lbs ice machine. Cretors Giant Dual Popcorn popping table w/ hopper, 3 - 6ft s/s racks, 3 compartment s/s sinks (no apron), 1348 theater seats, 54 speakers (on wall), 7 movie screens (approx. 24 ft wide), 7 base subwoofers, Film Splicer (model T), set of 6 ½ size lockers, 3 DTS-6D playback systems, 6 channel cinema stereo processor, EX520 Regulated Exciter lamp supply, 7 Strong X-90 Projection consoles, 7 passive crossovers, 3 Smart Model #3 sound processors, 4 smart Model Mod II C Sound processors, 7 Simplex 1050 projectors, 7 Simplex 2000 lens Turrents, 7 Simplex 5 star sound heads, 2 Schneider 75 primary scope lens, 2 Schneider 80mm Primary scope lens, 3 Schneider 95mm Primary scope lens, Schneider MC2x anamorphic lens, 4 Schneider 50mm flat lens, 3 Schneider 60mm flat lens, 7 Xenon power supply (model #6280001), 7 hi tech dimmers, 7 hi tech automation, 3 smart mn 586 monitors, 4 Smart Showman 4 monitors, 3 Smart exec. Power supplies, QSC power amps (run TA242), Sony cd player, 12 Telex Car A Mate slide projectors, 8 XBO Xenon short lamp, 6 flip top garbage cans, rewinder for trailer, 3 s/s racks, lot of used chairs/chair parts, 3 dbl metal cabinets, lot of Christmas decorations, old stereo system, lot of light bulbs, lot of upcoming movie trailers, lot of Coca-Cola slides, lot of misc. bulbs, solvents/degreaser/etc., 6 Schneider WA 2X anamorphic lens scope.

UPDATE: As noted in the comments, and at the Indy's Triangulator blog, Chapel Hill's Varsity Theater is shutting down its operations on Friday.

Not that i go there often, but every showing i've been to at the Varsity has been well attended. It's a shame that a specialty theater can't make a go of it on the main drag of a college town.

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  • And the Varsity in CH is closing down...another one bites the dust... :-(

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:22 AM  

  • Awesome, I could really use a 1000 lb ice machine. Just need to find a good place to put it...

    By Blogger Jeremy T, at 10:39 AM  

  • Not the Varsity!?

    By Blogger Barry, at 11:00 AM  

  • Clearly we need a public subsidy, like the one for the Carolina Theater in Durham. And for our ailing newspaper industry.

    After all, it's worked out so well for GM.

    By Blogger KeepDurhamDifferent!, at 1:07 PM  

  • By Blogger Barry, at 1:14 PM  

  • yah, not so much the swiss banks. Excepting of course the "other" swiss bank, which only did it so that the govt. would thumb their nose at the US tax collectors. worked, too.

    By Blogger KeepDurhamDifferent!, at 3:28 PM  

  • honestly though...can you imagine the state of the stuff in there? those seats must be moldy as all get out, and i have to imagine theres nacho and butter residue forever fossilized onto stuff...

    Sean forever dreams of making that a venue/club

    By Blogger Vera, at 12:31 PM  

  • By Blogger Barry, at 12:34 PM  

  • @vera: you should have gone, it was say cool. scored some wicked lighting fixtures for my next art project.

    And in answer to your question, even broke business owners have the foresight to clean the seats before shutting the doors forever. They look nice in my garden.

    By Blogger KeepDurhamDifferent!, at 4:33 PM  

  • At $10 a pop, I took a chance! And a big-ass screen for $200...why not?

    By Blogger Sean, at 9:36 PM  

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