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A little more information is available from this link below which is in the Internet Archive. Although a small book its of interest and only helps to add to the history of this theater.
paulnutter – For some great shots both internal & exterior, the url below gives some very nice shots of the Uptown Theatre.
A good 1930 image of this theatre may be seen if one scrolls to the bottom of the URL below.
Plus all information on the Wurlitzer 216 with Bob Salisbury playing the organ in a movie provided by
this web site.
Many thanks for sharing the 1955 photo, a marked difference to the others especially the position of the marquee ( moved to the right & directly under the window ) plus the new shape.
Interesting was the mention of Roy Acuff – On Stage Today, back in the 30’s & 40’s he was known to millions as the King of Country Music living to a good age of 89, he passed away in Nashville in 1992.
The 1927 Marr and Colton theatre pipe organ ( mentioned top of page) sounds interesting, a two manual model Marr and Colton was installed at the Arcada Theatre IL in the same year. I wonder if anyone can shine some light on the whereabouts of the four manual organ mentioned – if it at all exists today ?.
Another vintage image of the Lyric Theatre can be found in the link below, on the marquee among other features is “ The Kinkaid Kilties ” plus “ Blockade ” released in 1928 featuring the swedish actress Anna Q Nilsson ( 1888-1974 ).
I am looking for information on Lilly Ott who played in the Ziegfeld Follies during 1914 and was also a member of the Kinkaid Kilties players if anyone can help.
tobaccocard – Thanks for this information, I will keep an eye out for it on your site.
In 1905 Thomas Jefferson also starred in the same play in New York at Wallack’s Theatre, there being a very long and interesting history not only to the play but also the book., after being revised by Dion Boucicault.
Washington Irving was to follow up in 1907 with the book – a Best Seller in that era.
You have an A1 movie site with some of the best on offer – Keep up the Good Work !!
John Philip Sousa – known as the “ March King ” performed a Grand Concert at the Cumings Theater
on the evening of Friday – January 17, 1902.
For people interested in his other concert performances in Fitchburg, as well as a history into the other old theaters of Fitchburg I have included a link below.
Please Note – Certain images of theaters on the site below are under Copyright, and are not to be linked to with programs such as “ tiny url ”.
The website was built for all on Cinema Treasures to enjoy, as well as the people who have given of their time to submit images for the site.
For people interested in the Saxon Theatre or an ongoing history into the theaters of Fitchburg MA.
I have included the site below :
Winchendon – I am wondering if you may be able to clarify some of the posts above – as far as the correct spelling is concerned, I noted that on the Fitchburg Theater page that you grew up in Fitchburg MA and have a very good post on the page giving some very detailed information about all
the theaters in the City.
As it stands at this moment – I have both names on some Fitchburg Historical Society text, and again have both names from Sentinel Newspaper advertisements at various periods in time.
Thanking You for your response in this matter !!
Ron Salters – A note of interest, I have just looked through some editions of the Fitchburg Sentinel going back to 1936 and before – all have Cumings with one ( M ) only – and are very doubtful if through the years they would have printed it in a false manner. When I come across a program I will
feature it on the web site at some stage in the future.
Ron Salters – No, I am not stating any fact – You tell me ?? If you search for both in the Fitchburg Society web page both 1 “m ” & 2 “ mm ” are there. Please tell me and I will adjust my web site to reflect this, Thanking You.
Ron Salters – Thank you for pointing out this fact above, the printing of most of these postcards in Germany has more than anything else, added to the confusion of the Cumings debacle !!
Here is a small page I have put together from down under in Australia for all people interested on this page in the old Theatres of Fitchburg. Turn your volume up as it contains music ! and enjoy.