Tally's Electric Theatre
311 S. Spring Street,
5 people favorited this theater
News About This Theater
- May 16, 2011 — Tally's Electric Theatre - old photograph found
Tally’s Electric Theatre is listed as the first permanent movie theatre designed specifically for the exhibition of films. It was opened 0n April 16, 1902 by Thomas Lincoln Tally in Los Angeles.
In later years, Tally had the idea to create an organization of exhibitors, one from each major city, which would buy, or make, and distribute their own films. He presented his idea to another exhibitor, John D. Williams of West Virginia, who liked the idea and combined forces with Tally. They named their new company First National Exhibitors Circuit.
The organization’s first office was two small rooms at 18 E. 41st Street, and their motto proclaimed, “The Good Guys Get, By Getting Together”.
Just login to your account and subscribe to this theater.