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Hello!

My theater is just about done and I am starting to work on the lobby this week. I am looking for some photos of candy / concession counters! Please post anything that you might have, I would love to get some ideas...

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I have a candy counter that my father and I made. There's a picture of it at my website, just click the link below my name.

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I purchased an old display case for $50 and refurbished it....it came out great...and it was cheap...check out the pics here...


Candy Counter

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Wow, buggdog...you got a great place. That candy counter was an amazing find!
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I went the same route as buggdog. I guy across the street from my office had a display counter for sale.. Paid $60. Didn't do the work buggdog has done yet.

You can see it in the pics of my theater...
http://www.hometheaterforum.com/gall...g2_itemId=1873
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I purchased an old display case for $50 and refurbished it....it came out great...and it was cheap...check out the pics here...


Candy Counter

Very nice. I see you have a popper and hot dog machine too!
That's a lot of candy!
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I went the same route as buggdog. I guy across the street from my office had a display counter for sale.. Paid $60. Didn't do the work buggdog has done yet.

You can see it in the pics of my theater...
http://www.hometheaterforum.com/gall...g2_itemId=1873

Nice!
You have an assortment of stuff!
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buggdog,

Great photos and website. Can you post a few more detail photos of your lobby and counter?

Great Stuff everyone! Keep it coming.

Thanks,
Ryan
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Those are pretty awesome, I wish I had the room for one, lol! Does anyone use a soda machine that is relatively small as far as the space it takes up. The size of the machine doesn't matter so much but the boxes of syrup usually are pretty big and I have a small area.
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buggdog,

Great photos and website. Can you post a few more detail photos of your lobby and counter?

Great Stuff everyone! Keep it coming.

Thanks,
Ryan

If you go into the special events section...the photo galleries in there have alot of other shots of the lobby area (with people in the shots though). Also if you go into the final construction gallery there are more shots of the lobby area and ticket booth and such.

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Here is a picture of mine. Hopefully when it gets warm outside I can paint them a different color.
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Ver cool! Thank you
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Here is a picture of mine. Hopefully when it gets warm outside I can paint them a different color.

Those are the most reasonable snack prices I've seen in a theater since about 1985...
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There are pics of my concession area in my gallery.
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It's not a counter but here is my concession stand I built out of oak and it is pretty stocked


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It's not a counter but here is my concession stand I built out of oak and it is pretty stocked

Nice!
I like it better than a counter actually!
You don't have to worry about glass because you can go straight to the candy.
Very cute and it's just right!
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DANG! Where do you guys find these $50 & $60 counters? I never fall in to that kind of stuff. I have friend that got a small Coke refrigerator with a glass front from a school that was going to throw it out ("Because it didn't work right" --- needed two light bulbs and a coolant charge!) AND a LARGE, commercial refrigerator with sliding glass doors that a pizza place was throwing out because the Coke guy was giving him a new one.

I guess I gotta' get out more.

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I had mine custom made - It's not as expensive as you'd think.




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DANG! Where do you guys find these $50 & $60 counters? I never fall in to that kind of stuff. I have friend that got a small Coke refrigerator with a glass front from a school that was going to throw it out ("Because it didn't work right" --- needed two light bulbs and a coolant charge!) AND a LARGE, commercial refrigerator with sliding glass doors that a pizza place was throwing out because the Coke guy was giving him a new one.

I guess I gotta' get out more.

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I posted on Craig's List that I wanted one.
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PCdoctor,

Thanks.

One thing I like is how I have the shelves angled so everythign slides forward after you take whatever you want.

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I posted on Craig's List that I wanted one.


That is how I got one - Craigslist $75.
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I've got step by step instructions on building one. I can't remember where I actually got it from, but it is originally from Home Theater Builder Magazine and in PDF format. Some let me know of a way to share and I will. I've held on to it, as I'm considering building one, but can't decide if I really have the room.
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I will take one! Please send to rsprance@comcast.net
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I just finished my counter. Here is a pic. It has LED lighting for each shelf to illuminate the future candy.

Total cost was around 75 dollars.

2 sheets of 1/2" MDF
8 2x4's
16 feet of trim for top/bottom/candy counter opening
8 feet of shelf trim
1 2'x2' white light diffuser panel for the back of the candy box.

put together with glue and air gun nails/brads.


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I just finished my counter and need to paint it. Here is a pic. It has LED lighting for each shelf to illuminate the future candy.

Total cost was around 75 dollars.

2 sheets of 1/2" MDF
8 2x4's
16 feet of trim for top/bottom/candy counter opening
8 feet of shelf trim
1 2'x2' white light diffuser panel for the back of the candy box.

put together with glue and air gun nails/brads.


Very nice. I notice it is much wider than the shelves. Is there storage space behind it?
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Thanks! It is actually only 1.5" wider than the shelves. I did this in case I ever decide to add some small light bulbs in the back to illuminate the back area (where the light diffuser is) of the shelves in the future.

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Here are some pictures of my candy counter. Notice the soda bar gun in the background. I purchased it off of ebay. The snack bar isn't done yet. But it is close.
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Here's my modest mobile snack stand


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