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used booth costs estimates? 12 Jan 2002 13:45 #21162

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I'm looking at re-doing two booths from a-z. What do you think the booth budget should be if I go used vs. new?

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Re: used booth costs estimates? 12 Jan 2002 18:01 #21163

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Come on Mike, call Boston Light and Sound and ask them.
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Re: used booth costs estimates? 12 Jan 2002 18:03 #21164

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Also call American Cinema Equipment. They have an office in Boston now.
http://www.cinequip.com/

Speak to Scott Hicks, tell him Ian sent you.

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Re: used booth costs estimates? 12 Jan 2002 19:12 #21165

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I know, I know....but these questions are good for others as well as you and I. I'll call Scott too.

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Re: used booth costs estimates? 13 Jan 2002 12:39 #21166

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It's a buyers market right now with all the theatre closings around the country.

I was to a multi-plex auction last spring where you could have equipped your booth per screen with digital stereo sound, platters, projectors, lamps... everything for about $5000. Most of the equipment was about ten years old except the sound equipment which was only about three years old. I think for the most part though when using good used equipment the cost should fall somewhere between $5000 and $10,000 per screen.

If your not interested in stereo, and willing to use old equipment, between 25 to 50 years old, but still good, then you can get away with about $2,500 to $3,500. Some of that equipment made 50 years ago is still better then a lot made today. I just bought 25 Simplex E-7 heads in good condition... boy are those things workhorses. I only needed a couple as backup or for parts, but had to buy the lot. Anyone interested in any E-7s?
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Re: used booth costs estimates? 29 Mar 2002 09:17 #21167

Used equipment for 2 screens is about $200,000.

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Re: used booth costs estimates? 29 Mar 2002 12:14 #21168

It isn't as much of a buyers market as one might think.
Most of the equipment from theatre closings if it is newish and in good condition is being recycled with in the circuit involved the junk is what is being dumped on the market.

And one must remember that buying used equipment from a theatre closing usually has ended up costing more to refurbish after moving. Also most supply companies provide service and installation to theatres that buy the equipment from them first ahead of those that have boughten elsewhere and only want labour, All the better engineers are almost as busy as time allows just installing and servicing what they have sold with out adding for stuff they did not. Also I for one only work on used equipment on a time and materials basis as you have no way of knowing what sort of modified mess you are going to be working with. Also there is no equipment warranty from the manufactures on used equipment for after it gets moved it is all bets are off. PS contact Entertainment Equipment Corp for a quote 1 800 448 1656
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Re: used booth costs estimates? 29 Mar 2002 16:27 #21169

Ooops!

I meant to type 4 screens is about $200,000 for used equipment

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Andrew
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Re: used booth costs estimates? 29 Mar 2002 23:20 #21170

THe local art House here I consulted for got some great deals on used equipment. except for I wasn't happy with the choice of platters there were available but it seams to be holding up. The projector was a used Simplex pr 1014 which had been well maintained by its previous owner, I did however have them buy New digital sound equipment, amps and speakers and lenses.
All in all it worked out great. The used stuff is out there but as Gordon pointed out watch out for the junk.
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Re: used booth costs estimates? 03 Apr 2002 16:03 #21171

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I picked up an entire drive-in booth about 2 years ago for $3500.00

1 - Simplex XL
2 - Brenkert BX-60's
2 - RCA 9030's (SH)
1 - Simplex SH1012 (SH)
2 - Ashcraft Corelite's w/ Rectifiers
1 - ORC 4kw Lamphouse w/ Power Supply
1 - Christie 3 deck platter
Make up tables, rewind benches.... sound racks, etc.

It will all be put back in service in about 366 days!!
Barry Floyd
Floyd Entertainment Group
Lebanon, Tennessee

Stardust Drive-In Theatre
Watertown, Tennessee
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