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Published on March 21, 1915.
Sunset Theatre circa 1915.
The Gaiety Theatre is listed in the 1930 Film Daily Yearbook with no seating given. It is listed in the 1931 edition with 250 seats.
The PSTOS website has some photos of the Dream Theatre.
For now, we can assume that the Savoy and Grand are one in the same theatre. If we discover that they aren’t the same theatre, I can remove the photo and the Savoy can have its own separate listing. Thanks.
Here is a website for the Mill Mountain Theatre.
I uploaded a photo that shows the Savoy Theatre. Does the building look similar to the Grand Theatre building?
The Lyric Theatre is listed in the 1938 Film Daily Yearbook as closed with 400 seats. Not listed in 1939.
Palace Theatre 1913.
Was this theatre previously known as the Savoy Theatre? There was a Savoy Theatre operating at 242 Hennepin Avenue from at least 1928 and continuing into the mid 1940s. Seating for the Savoy was 350.
The address for the Palace Theatre is 105 West Commerce Street.
Crystal Theatre circa 1910.
The Rex in Memphis, Tennessee is listed in the 1926 Film Daily Yearbook with 250 seats.
1916 Bonita Theatre advertisement.
The Metropolitan Theater is listed in the 1938 Film Daily Yearbook with 300 seats.
The Norwood Theatre is listed in a 1915 Norwood business directory at 4720 Montgomery, so it dates back to at least 1915.
The location given is Avenue de la République or in English, Avenue of the Republic.
Here is a 1981 photo of the Center Theatre.
The text with the photo above gives the number of seats for the Spokane Theatre as 1,200.
I agree. Many of those articles sound like they were written by the theatre owner or manager and given to the newspaper to print. The seat counts are sometimes exaggerated along with the cost of building the theatre. My main interest in those articles are finding opening dates or building a timeline for a particular theatre. Occasionally the article will include an address or location for the theatre. Even though a number of these old articles are mostly hype, I still enjoy reading them.
Lincoln Theatre circa 1916.
Spokane Theatre circa 1913.
Published on December 16, 1924.
Published in the Newtown Register on July 9, 1914.
The new Apollo Theatre on Woodside avenue, Winfield, is doing a rushing business. The highest class of photo plays with a daily change of bill are being presented, and that they are highly appreciated by the public is amply proven by the large audiences that throng the place at every performance.
The building is up to date in every respect and is fitted up with every convenience. The performances are all well worth seeing, and a more delightful way of spending an evening than seeing these exhibitions could not be found.
The Apollo Theatre opened in 1914.
This was published in the Newtown Register on June 11, 1914.
The beautiful Apollo Theatre of Winfield has opened. Mrs. Theresa Schultze, owner of the theatre, has spared no expense in securing the comfort and safety of the public. The building is absolutely fireproof and sanitary in every way. It has an 18 inch firewall around it, with four exits, in front of the theatre, two on Meyers avenue and two entering a five-foot alley belonging to the theatre. No foul or hot air will be allowed to remain in the building, for there are five ventilators and a 42-inch suction motor fan in the centre which will create a circulation of pure air at all times.
A great deal of credit must be given to Andrew Baumler, brother of Mrs. Theresa Schultze who superintended the arrangements of the theatre from its inception. He has been in the theatrical business for many years, having had large acts and shows here and abroad. Go and see for yourselves what Mrs. Theresa Schultze has done for the pleasure loving public of this vicinity.