Mars Theatre, Charleston, West Virginia

Moving Picture World, February 24, 1912:



“The Mars Theater, Charleston Street and Tennessee Avenue, Charleston, W. Va., is owned by R.F. Washington. It seats 275, has a steel booth 15 feet by 8 feet, Powers N 6 Machine and a Fort Wayne Compensare. The throw is 74 feet, giving a picture 15 feet by 11 1/2 feet.

The house opened October 21, 1911 had has been doing fine business ever since.


Cezar Del Valle is the author of the Brooklyn Theatre Index, chosen 2010 Best Book of the Year by the Theatre Historical Society.

He is currently accepting theatre talks and walks for 2014–historical societies, libraries, senior centers, etc.


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