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A 1922-23 Bloomsburg street and business directory lists a Victoria Theatre at 47 East Main Street. Was the Victoria Theatre an earlier theatre at this location before the Capitol Theatre was built?
Published on April 5, 1923.
Penn Square Theatre-1914.
This theatre should have a previous name of Pastime Theatre. The Pastime Theatre was remodeled and opened as the Folly Theatre in December of 1917.
Published in the Drumright Evening Derrick on December 21, 1917.
The Folly theater, formerly the Pastime, under the management of Harry LeVan, acting for the Barbour agency, has undergone complete remodeling and now has the appearance of an up to date theater. A new floor has been laid, the ceiling newly plastered, seats rearranged, new scenery installed and the building well heated.
The Folly will be run strictly as a tab theater, although good pictures will be shown in connection with the shows. Jewell’s Golden Jubilee company will play a week’s engagement at the Folly, with a complete change of program each day.
Moving Picture World July-Sept. 1914.
According to the Moving Picture World, the Palace Theatre opened in March of 1914. I uploaded the picture and the text from the article.
The 1957 Film Daily Yearbook lists a 400 seat Clinton Park Theatre at 2920 Luell Street.
No specific name is given, but an Opera House is listed for Wilson, Kansas in the 1935 Film Daily Yearbook with 250 seats.
According to a book titled “Selinsgrove Chronology 1851-1920”, the opening date of the Stanley Theatre is given as August 30, 1920. The feature film on opening day was Gloria Swanson in “Why Change Your Wife?”. The Stanley is still listed in the 1957 Film Daily Yearbook with 484 seats.
The Prospector Theater is supposed to open in the summer of 2014. Here is a website to follow their progress.
Thanks for the update, Peter. There is no change on the DOB website either, so apparently the owner hasn’t submitted a new plan yet.
Listed as the Blair Theatre in the 1956 Film Daily Yearbook with 405 seats.
A previous name would be Indian Head Opera House.
Ad is dated August 28, 1910.
Published on July 18, 1907.
Rex Theatre circa 1912.
The Cozy Theatre on West Main Street in Shawnee, Oklahoma opened on March 19, 1911.
Published in the Shawnee News on March 19, 1911.
The Cozy Theatre, the new West Main street playhouse, opens this afternoon with a vaudeville performance at 2:30 o'clock. The Cossars in a comedy sketch will be the opening attraction. Kloepfer’s orchestra will play and the moving pictures will be of the best.
The Cozy is a splendid theater, being equipped with 300 opera chairs, excellently ventilated, with many exits, and in every way a perfect house of its kind.
Ad is dated March 19, 1911.
The New Yale Theatre opened on September 16, 1911. The address was 305 W. Broadway Street.
Published on October 15, 1911.
The Lenhart Theatre was located on North 3rd Street. It was already operating in July of 1911.
An opening ad for an Odeon Theatre in Shawnee was published in the Shawnee News on July 2, 1908. The ad states that The Odeon was formerly The Grand.
This was published in the same newspaper.
The Odeon, on East Main street next to Roy Jenkin’s stand, is putting on some of the best moving pictures in Shawnee. The present management is determined to make the place a paying proposition for the future, and consequently no expense is being spared for the present. The best of everything obtainable is shown here.
Ad is dated July 2, 1908.
This was published on August 3, 1908.
LeRoy Bickle has returned to Ardmore after an absence of a month and will open the Theatorium next Friday on West Main Street. He has purchased the fixtures of the moving picture show formerly operated up the street and will move them to the Theatorium. Bickle operated a successful show here before and during the fall and winter hopes to do a greater business than he did last winter.