If you're a movie buff this is your dream warehouse.
"We have instruments, we have lanterns, sporting goods and all of it was used for TV commercials or movies or catalogs," said Prop House owner Andrew Lewis.
MOVIE PROPS EVERYWHERE. ⚔️— Luz Peña (@LuzPenaABC7) May 25, 2019
This one is a pay phone used in the TV show “#Alcatraz” and also a TV commercial for the #Warriors.
The owner of #ThePropHouse is selling almost 90% of his inventory. We’ll tell why at 11pm.@abc7newsbayarea pic.twitter.com/JQ3u3OOZNI
Every alley is packed with cinematography history, from the bench seen in "The Pursuit of Happyness" to torches from "The Matrix."
"These torches were used in that scene and these torches are lit up," said Lewis.
Lewis has owned the Prop House for 30 years and in three weeks everything you see there must go.
#MATRIX fans - 🔥 😮 we found the torches used in the 3rd Matrix movie.— Luz Peña (@LuzPenaABC7) May 25, 2019
A slew of movie props are being sold by a local prop business.
They are downsizing from 30,000 to 3,000 items. We’ll have more details tonight! @abc7newsbayarea pic.twitter.com/h6P2RRNP0f
This is the bench used in the movie #ThePursuitOfHappyness. 🎬— Luz Peña (@LuzPenaABC7) May 25, 2019
Andrew Lewis, the owner of #ThePropHouse, is selling it along with manyyy other movie props (a warehouse with more than 30,000 items); he describes his collection as “cinematography history.”@abc7newsbayarea pic.twitter.com/91yzFfeiOR
"Our hand was forced to do something drastic which was to liquidate 98 percent of our inventory to be affordable and stay in the game," said Lewis.
The property landlord increased his rent unexpectedly and now he has no other option but to sell most of his props.
"How much is the increase? Eighty-nine percent is a lot. I couldn't afford to keep this amount of space at this location," said Lewis.
Andrew Lewis is having to downsize from 30,000 to a little less than 3,000 items.
The "Yes Company" was hired by Lewis to liquidate. At 6 a.m., a line of dozens of people were ready to buy his props.
"It's a 15,000 foot warehouse with 20 foot ceilings and each shelving unit is packed," said Kevin "AJ" Black from the Yes Co. "It's incredible, I've been in business for 20 plus years and have never seen anything like this."
Lewis says he's not attached and understands what's happening in Brisbane and the entire Bay Area
"Eventually the city of Brisbane has passed laws that this whole industrial park will become residential and commercial as far as office buildings," he said. "The plans have been laid out to change the whole dichotomy in this location."
The Prop House will have an ongoing sale for the next four weeks.