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Woodstock Theatre

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50sSNIPES on August 21, 2023 at 8:12 pm

On April 9, 1929, sound was installed at the Miller with the first talkie being Fred Waring’s “Syncopation” along with a newsreel and comedy reel.

John C. Miller operated the Miller Theatre until George O'Brien of Rochelle who operated the Chi Theater in Sandwich, the Fargo Theater in DeKalb, and the Hub Theater in Rochelle took over the operations on January 9, 1934. Several months later on June 30, 1934, John C. Miller died from a long battle with illness at the age of 55. Fred Anderson of Morris later took over operations a few years later.

On February 1, 1942, it was taken over by the Woodstock Amusement Company, and later in the 1940s, it was taken over by the Alliance Corporation chain who operated the Miller for more than a decade or two. At the time, the Miller had a then-capacity of 460 seats.

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