The Film Index, April 16, 1910:
“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.”
“‘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.
Currently seeking funding for “Editing & Formatting” the first three volumes of the Brooklyn Theatre Index, 3rd Edition