City Theatrical Purchases Candle Lite Unlimited’s Assets


City Theatrical has purchased the assets of San Diego-based Candle Lite Unlimited™. The purchase gives City Theatrical access to all present and future electronic flicker candle related patents of Candle Lite Unlimited and its owner and founder, David C. Johnson.

City Theatrical has been the exclusive distributor of Candle Lite Unlimited brand electronic flicker candles since 1996. Candle Lite Unlimited flicker candles are used everywhere in live entertainment including Broadway shows, tours, theme parks, and museums around the world.

Gary Fails, City Theatrical’s president remarks, “I first used Dave Johnson’s candles when I was a Broadway electrician. He was making them and selling them himself and I called him then and we worked out an agreement for CTI to be the exclusive distributor of his candle products.” This sale allows CTI to take over the manufacturing processes and to make improvements in the technology, such as LED based candles, to allow these product lines to grow both now and in the future.

Johnson comments, “I was looking for the perfect distributor when Gary called me eleven years ago and City Theatrical filled the bill. It is now time to pass the torch to Gary and his creative team at City Theatrical to continue Candle Lite’s manufacturing processes and improvements for our industry.”

Candle Lite Unlimited electronic flicker candles are available through City Theatrical distributors worldwide.

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