Moving Picture World, November 4, 1911:
“One of the foremost picture theatres in Montreal, Can., is the Starland, owned by Demetre & Demetelin. The accompanying engraving shows the house decorated for the Coronation of King George V. The orchestra and members of the staff are also in evidence.
“The Starland has a seating capacity of 750; only first run pictures are shown and the decorations are very pleasing.
“The orchestra is under the direction of Prof. A. Rosenburg. The house is under the management of W. H. Tolbutt.”
Cezar 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.
He is available for theatre talks and walks in 2015: historical societies, libraries, senior centers, etc.
Now selling “vintage” on Etsy.