Dixie Theatre

114 Market Avenue North,
Canton, OH 44702

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A small, narrow theatre showing silent films. It operated for approximately two or three years from around 1907. F.J. Baker, manager, Augustus Francis, treasurer.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 5, 2012 at 12:08 am

A list of movie theaters in Canton that was published in the September 5, 1908, issue of The Billboard included the Dixie Theatre, but with the address No. 14 N. Market Street. Canton must have changed its numbering system at some point, converting one and two-digit addresses to three-digit addresses.

The list gives the seating capacity of the Dixie as 500, which was probably rounded up, but still a sizable house. The manager at the time was named P. H. Kane, and the house offered continuous shows. It was one of six movie houses listed in Canton.

The Dixie was also on a list of buildings inspected by the State of Ohio in 1907, but I’ve been unable to find any other references to it.

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