Hershey drive-in theater owners launching antique toy show in March 2012 debut

HERSHEY, Pa – USA Theatres, which operates drive-in and outdoor theatres in Central Pennsylvania, is entering the world of antique toys by launching the American Antique Toy & Coin-Op Show, March 3, 2012.

The show will feature exhibitors buying, selling and trading a wide array of antique and collectible toys, including tin, cast iron, mechanical, pressed steel, banks, advertising, holiday, Marx, soldiers and coin-ops, according to the company.

“Since outdoor movies are a seasonal business, trade shows and conventions have become an important part of our annual programming,” said Ronald Vastola, outreach coordinator with USA Theatres. “The show will be promoted and marketed through various media outlets, including television, Internet websites, daily and weekly newspapers, trade papers, and direct market mailers and magazines.”

A previous show organized by USA Theatres was the Baltimore Non-Sports Card Convention, which featured numerous exhibitors from the non-sports hobby, including artists, authors and dealers.

The American Antique Toy & Coin-Op Show is set to debut for the general public 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 3, 2012 at the Eastern Civic Center, within walking distance from the Metro-North Train Station in Old Greenwich, Conn. General admission into the event is $10 for adults and free for children under 12.  Early buyers are welcome Friday evening at 6 p.m. and also Saturday morning at 7 a.m. for $20 per person each day.

Exhibit spaces measuring 8 feet by 8 feet cost $150 each and include one 8-foot table, two chairs and two exhibitor badges; spaces measuring 16 feet by 8 feet cost $250 each and 24 foot by 8 foot spaces cost $350 each.

For more information visit USA Theaters or email usatheatres@yahoo.com.


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