Theato, Chattanooga

The Film Index, May 21, 1910:

“Theato, Chattanooga, Tenn.–Howel Graham, Manager”

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“This high-class picture theatre has been running under its present management for the past four years.

“It is peculiar on account of the location of the operating booth, which is swung from the ceiling, in the centre of the building, dropping down four feet and extending six feet into the floor above. An air shaft twenty-four inches in diameter runs from the booth to the roof, giving ample ventilation and carrying out the smoke and fumes in the event of fire and prevent it communicating with the auditorium.

“To meet the unusual angle of projection the sheet is hung on an easel-like frame, which is tilted so that the image is not distorted.  Two projecting machines and two operators are employed, giving a continuous picture.

“No vaudeville has ever been giving at the theatre.”

 

May 211910

 

Since 1997 theatre historian,  Cezar Del Valle, has conducted a popular series of  theatre talks and walks, available for  historical societies, libraries, senior centers, etc.

Del Valle is the author of the Brooklyn Theatre Index, a three-volume history of borough theatres.

The first two chosen 2010 OUTSTANDING BOOK OF THE YEAR by the Theatre Historical Society. Final volume published in September 2014.

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Fairyland Theatre, 1254 Milwaukee Ave., Chicago

The Film Index, April 16, 1910:

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“This handsome theatre, at 1254 Milwaukee avenue, Chicago. which is owned by the Fairyland Amusement Company and managed by W. X. MacCollin, seats 300 people. Its attractive front was built by the Decorators’ Supply Company.

“The theatre was opened in September, 1907, and vaudeville with pictures formed the entertainment. For over a year vaudeville has been discontinued and a high-class service furnished by the George K. Spoor Exchange, with illustrated songs, give great satisfaction to a fine patronage,

“Mr. MacCollin is an experienced and successful moving picture manager, and has placed the Fairyland on a fine paying basis.”

 

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Le Festin de Balthazar or The Fall of Bayblon, France 1910

“‘The Fall of Babylon’ is the grandest bibical subject ever produced in moving pictures.”–Moving Picture World, March 26, 1910

 

Since 1997 theatre historian,  Cezar Del Valle, has conducted a popular series of  theatre talks and walks, available for  historical societies, libraries, senior centers, etc.

Del Valle is the author of the Brooklyn Theatre Index, a three-volume history of borough theatres.

The first two chosen 2010 OUTSTANDING BOOK OF THE YEAR by the Theatre Historical Society. Final volume published in September 2014.

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Little Mary at the Plaza

The Moving Picture News, August 12, 1911:

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“The Plaza Theatre, Washington, D. C., under the management of Tom Moore, who stands on the right and next to him his ‘little wife.’

“Tom Moore, Sr. is on the extreme left, while the others in the line are employees of the Moore Amusement Company at the Plaza, where the offices of this company are now located. The Plaza is one of the latest entries into the Independent field.”

From an earlier Dream

 

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Marion Leonard

 

Since 1997 theatre historian,  Cezar Del Valle, has conducted a popular series of  theatre talks and walks, available for  historical societies, libraries, senior centers, etc.

Del Valle is the author of the Brooklyn Theatre Index, a three-volume history of borough theatres.

The first two chosen 2010 OUTSTANDING BOOK OF THE YEAR by the Theatre Historical Society. Final volume published in September 2014.

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The Prospect Hotel, Coney Island

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Moving Picture World, June 17, 1911:
“The fact that Coney Island, N. Y., is fast becoming one of the central points for the exhibition of moving pictures. and even now is assuming the name ‘Flicker Alley,’ is strongly evidenced by the number of sales recorded by manufacturers and dealers in moving picture apparatus and supplies.

“The latest arrivals in the exhibiting field at this popular resort are Morris Goldberg, operating the Prospect Hotel, Mr. E. F. McGann, of McGann’s Hotel, and Dickers Hotel, all if which have installed a Powers Cameragraph Number 6*, and equipment.”

*Projector

Coney Island Museum, Saturday, June 29, 5pm:
Ask the Experts: Cezar Del Valle – Son of Coney Island Goes to the Movies

 

Since 1997 theatre historian,  Cezar Del Valle, has conducted a popular series of  theatre talks and walks, available for  historical societies, libraries, senior centers, etc.

Del Valle is the author of the Brooklyn Theatre Index, a three-volume history of borough theatres.

The first two chosen 2010 OUTSTANDING BOOK OF THE YEAR by the Theatre Historical Society. Final volume published in September 2014.

Updated third edition of the Brooklyn Theatre Index  will be available in 2019 .

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The Horn- Cowboys, Indians, and All

Film Index, August 13, 1910:

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“View of front of The Horn, Baltimore, Md., owned by the Horn Amusement Co., if which Mr. Frank Hornig is manager. A neat and popular house featuring the best pictures.”

 

“Flickering Treasures: Rediscovering Baltimore’s Forgotten Movie Theaters” by Amy Davis.

 

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Tom Mix stars in The Range Riders

Photo: Tom Mix Museum 

At the Dixie Theatre, Bijou Dream, March 25, 2018

 

 

Since 1997 theatre historian,  Cezar Del Valle, has conducted a popular series of  theatre talks and walks, available for  historical societies, libraries, senior centers, etc.

Del Valle is the author of the Brooklyn Theatre Index, a three-volume history of borough theatres.

The first two chosen 2010 OUTSTANDING BOOK OF THE YEAR by the Theatre Historical Society. Final volume published in September 2014.

Editing and updating the third edition of the Brooklyn Theatre Index.

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The New Grand, Jacksonville, Florida

The Film Index, November 26, 1910:

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Manager F. T. Montgomery on the left.

“No doubt one of the most popular attractions for northern visitors in Jacksonville, Fla., during the winter season, will be the new Grand Theatre. This most modern little picture house, with its seating capacity of 500, is one of the most up-to-date theatres of its kind in the whole of ‘Dixie,’ and the entertainment given by Manager F. T. Montgomery, is equal to any given in the largest cities.”

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 Since 1997 theatre historian,  Cezar Del Valle, has conducted a popular series of  theatre talks and walks, available for  historical societies, libraries, senior centers, etc.

Del Valle is the author of the Brooklyn Theatre Index, a three-volume history of borough theatres.

The first two chosen 2010 OUTSTANDING BOOK OF THE YEAR by the Theatre Historical Society. Final volume published in September 2014.

Editing and updating the third edition of the Brooklyn Theatre Index.

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Liberty Theatre, Salt Lake City

The Film index, April 22, 1911:

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“New house, opened March 13th with seating capacity of 1,000 and 10c. and 20c. admission. The decorations and appointments are most beautiful, and its patronage the best people in the town.  Has orchestra of eight pieces; uses two Edison machines and first run service, changing program Monday and Thursday.”

 

Seeing Salt Lake City The Legacy of the Shipler Photographers by Alan Barnett, Signature Books, 2001:
“Miss Liberty was eventually removed from the building and the theater became the Gem. This site at 160 South State is now a parking lot for a fast food restaurant.”

 

 Since 1997 theatre historian,  Cezar Del Valle, has conducted a popular series of  theatre talks and walks, available for  historical societies, libraries, senior centers, etc.

Del Valle is the author of the Brooklyn Theatre Index, a three-volume history of borough theatres.

The first two chosen 2010 OUTSTANDING BOOK OF THE YEAR by the Theatre Historical Society. Final volume published in September 2014.

Editing and updating the third edition of the Brooklyn Theatre Index.

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