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17 Dec, 2008

seats for sale!

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Oh! Things!

Found on Kijiji just now:

Own a piece of history you can sit on!

The Mayfair Theatre – Ottawa’s oldest surviving movie theatre, and its last remaining cinema built before the Second World War – is getting new seats. Which means the old seats have to go somewhere. Which means you can buy them for $10 a pop.

450 seats are available immediately.

We recommend buying them in sets of two or three, because each set of two shares an armrest.
Use them as occasional seating, conversation pieces, seating for your home theatre (or local theatre group, or lobby, or balcony. It’s up to you.)

We’re unbolting them, but you’re responsible transporting them to their new home.

For more information, or to reserve seats, please email info@mayfairtheatre.ca or call 613-730-6552.

If you want to see the seats in person, drop by the Mayfair Theatre, 1074 Bank St. (at Sunnyside).

I can’t see myself owning some theater seats, but I think it would be pretty cool. Here’s the ad.

Also of interest, this vintage chair / telephone table / lamp combo

4 Responses to "seats for sale!"

1 | J.

December 17th, 2008 at 1:39 pm


whoa! cool. Too bad I don’t have any room.

2 | Lala

December 17th, 2008 at 2:37 pm


I thought the Mayfair was closing….I guess not. Good news.

3 | andrea

December 18th, 2008 at 9:41 am


They were bought out apparently, and it’ll continue to be a movie theatre.

4 | BeachMama

December 18th, 2008 at 3:10 pm


Very Cool, since I worked for Cineplex Odeon for ten years you would think I would own a pair of seats already, but I don’t. Wonder if Hubby would like them for our Movie Room??

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