Thurmania Theatre

210 Thurman Avenue,
Columbus, OH 43206

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on January 9, 2013 at 2:49 pm

In the mid-1930s, the Thurmania Theatre was being operated by Clarence A. MacDonald, who also operated the Southland and Arlington Theatres. The September 9, 1936, issue of The Film Daily had an item about Mr. MacDonald’s rather peculiar new policy regarding newsreels:

“Cut Politics from Reels

“Columbus, O. — Holding that most political sequences are merely propaganda, Clarence MacDonald, owner of the Arlington, Southland and Thurmania theaters, has ordered all political scenes deleted from the newsreels shown in his houses. MacDonald follows the action of J. Real Neth, prominent local theater owner, who recently eliminated politics from his newsreels.”