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Patrick, Warren A. (ed.) / Show world
(July 17, 1909)

Live news topics of the week,   pp. 30-32


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THE SHOW WORLD
July 17, 1909. 1
LIVE NEWS TOPICS OF THE WEEK
ARKANSAS.
Hope-Jean's moving picture thea-
ter was completely destroyed by fire.
Little Rock-The Princess moving
picture theater was destroyed by fire.
CALIFORNIA.
Los Angeles-Melodrama was not a
"go" at the Grand, so the stock com-
pany was disbanded.
Santa Barbara-The Wallis Stock
Company is at the Unique for an in-
definite engagement.
Fresno-The Empire will reopen
September 13. The house is being re-
decorated and the stage enlarged.
San Francisco - "The Witching
Hour" will formally open the season
at the American theater in September.
The show opens the season at Atlan-
tic City, N. J.,.July 26 and comes
across the continentin  hurry. Mur-
ray and Mack in "A Night on Broad-
way" are now at that house.
COLORADO.
Florence-Gates & Clare recently
purchased the Crystal theater of G.
Juston.
Grand Junction-The new Majestic,
the first modern theater building in
Grand Junction, opened July 1. It
seats 700 and has a stage much larger
than the old opera house.
DELAWARE.
Dover-The bookings indicate a
good theatrical season.
Wilmington.-The National Moving
Picture Theater Company will have a
stock of $250,000. The Billy Link
Company will operate an amusement
park.
FLORIDA.
Jacksonville-M. E. Whelan is man-
aging the musical comedy company
which holds forth at the Dixieland
theater.
GEORGIA.
Athens-R. P. Whitehead has sold
the Airdome to Benjamin Heafner.
A. W. Rhorer has purchased Fairy-
land and will spend $2,000 in im-
provements.
Atlanta.-The   Interstate  Amuse-
ment Company, of Chicago. of which
Carl Hoblitzell is president, bought
127 shares of the Kahn Theatrical Cir-
cuit stock, paying, it is understood,
$25,400, or $200 a share, for it, and in
this way securing control of the new
Forsyth Street theater, now in course
of construction. This trade, however,
in no way interferes with the manage-
ment of the house, since Ben Kahn
will operate the house for the new
vaudeville association which is to con-
trol it. Mr. Kahn did not sell his 120
shares, nor were the three shares in
the hands of the treasurer sold. By
taking over this company, the Inter-
state Amusement Company is under
contract to play the William Morris
vaudeville there for the next three
years. The company, too, assumes
the lease on the theater for five years,
with the privilege of renewal.
IDAHO.
Boise-The Eckhardt Stock Com-
pany presented a comedy drama here
which was called "Kelly's Girls," and
was advertised as the companion play
to "The Chorus Lady."
ILLINOIS.
Fulton.-W. E. Baininwell will open
a picture theater.
Forest-John Drennan will open up
a nickelodeon here.
Galena-Arthur Nelson and Edgar
Miller will have a nickelodeon here.
Portland-William Dawson will
open a picture theater here.
Decatur-R. A. Jones and Otto Lutz
will erect a moving picture theater in
the near future.
Carrollton.-E. L. Davis and Rol-
land Roberts bought the electric thea-
ter of R. E. Grindol.
Geneva-Joseph Perkins of DeKalb
will open a moving picture theater in
this city at an early date.
Dixon-Paul Baxter of this city is
having plans prepared for the erec-
tion ofya moving picturertheater.
Leroy-Mrs. Ella Hardy will en-
gage in the moving picture theater
business in this city at an early date.
Cairo.-Harry G. Sommers will have
the opera house in this city on his
circuit next season. He now   has
thirteen houses.
Bloomington.-The Castle theater
has been closed for the summer. It
was planned to remain open during
the warm months.
Peoria-"Our Own Players" closed
at the Main street theater. It was
impossible to draw a business which
warranted a continuation of the sea-
son.
Quincy-The attractions at High-
land Park for the week of July 4-10
were: The Zeraldas   the "Up-Side-
Down" troupe; the Ishikawa troupe
of Japanese acrobats and equilibrists,
and Manager Gredell's moving picture
show. The singing of Joe McGee
of the Fields Minstrels, and the band
concerts proved additional features.
Elgin-The I. N. G. encampmeiit
here has given new lifetothe  . P.
house and the Opera House, Lyric
and Globe did S. R. 0. business. The
Star theater, with vaudeville and pic-
tures, sells out seating capacity be-
fore the doors are opened. The Coli-
seum Gardens are running 3,000-feet
M. P. with vaudeville acts to big busi-
ness. The Temple theater is closed
until August 15. Chas. Smith, former
manager and proprietor of the Globe
theater, has sold that house to Jas.
Sullivan. who had a concession at
Trout Park. Trout Park is slowly
dying for want of patronage and con-
cessions of all kinds are leaving for
elsewhere.-BARTLETT.
INDIANA.
Gary-The Star theater was gutted
by fire.
Hartford-E. P. Fuller has bought
the Star and the Arcade.
Fort Wayne-Improvements willbe
made in the Majestic theater.
Logansport-J. C. Shaver, of Monti-
cello, has purchased the Lyric mov-
ing picture theater here.
Indianapolis-The  new   Colonial
theater will cost $100,000 and will
have a seating capacity of 1,560.
Evansville-Beginning July 11 mov
ing pictures are offered at the Or-
pheum and vaudeville is discontinued.
The street car strike had hurt busi-
ness to such an extent that the change
was decided upon. The admission is
a nickel-stay as long as you like.
The Grand continues to do a good
business with songs and pictures.-
OBERDORFER.
IOWA.
Estherville-Roy Goggin will open
a nickelodeon.
Perry-A. S. Monroe is planning to
erect an airdome.
Linton-Frank Mahara's Minstrels
will appear here July 19.
Creston-The Comet theater (Chas.
Sauers, manager) will be remodeled.
Mount Ayr-George Adams has
opened a new moving picture theater
here.
Columbus Junction-Westcott &
Peck have opened a new moving pic-
ture theater here.
Keokuk-W. A. Gardner and Lee
Studer will open a picture theater.
Sioux City-Over a hundred travel-
ing men were sent out last week with
huge posters advertising the opening
of the fine new auditorium. It re-
sulted in a big patronage from the
surrounding country.-TUCKER.
Muscatine-By a deal which has just
been closed E. M. Henle of Musca-
tine, but formerly of Clinton, takes
possession at once of the Bijou thea-
ter, which has been managed and
owned in the past by George Diehl.
Fort Dodge-The Empire theater
here will open in about a week under
the management of J. Milowslosky.
The building is now being remodeled
and the house is to be made into a
pretty little vaudeville and  picture
theater. The Paterson Carnival com-
pany has booked the week of August
16 here.-BEAL.
Webster City-Julia E. Porter of
Buena Vista College, Storm Lake,
Iowa, arrived in New York this week
to meet Madame Nordica and begin
her study with this   noted  artist.
While in the West last winter Nordica
met Miss Porter at Waterloo, Iowa,
and was so impressed with her voice
that she extended an invitationtothe
young Iowa girl to study with her.
Miss Porter had been teaching voice
culture in the small college at Storm
Lake. Nordica believes the young
woman has a great future before her.
-TUCKER.
Dubuque-Of the five-cent theaters
here, the Star and the Napanee are
still open, but are expected to close
within a week or so. The Lyric, the
Royal and the Clay theaters closed
several weeks ago for want of patron-
age during hot weather and will not
reopen  until September.-     Cora
Beckwith, chamoion ladv swimmer, is
doing well with her new hotel, the
Bijou Annex.   Miss Beckwith will
play only a few of the principal state
fairs this summer and   fall, being
booked at Des Moines and Minneap-
olis.-   The Jane   Babcock  stock
company, playing the Jack Rosenthal
Airdome, has been doing a fair busi-
ness, with an increase each week.
Miss Babcock is a very popular act--
ress in Dubunue and has a very good
company, which includes Dwight A.
Meade, leading juvenile man.-VERA.
KANSAS.
Marysville-The Turners' society
may remodel the opera house.
Kansas City-George and Edward
Grue will erect a $50,000 moving pic-
ture theater.
Leavenworth -   The    Orpheum,
burned last winter, will be rebuilt and
the house will be opened in the fall.
Topeka-The Snattinger building
will be converted into a moving pic-
ture theater.-A. G. Goodwin will
open a picture theater in the Frost
building.
Columbus-The New Mystic the-
ater, an airdome built by Charles R.
Smith, was opened to the public Sat-
urday evening with moving pictures
and illustrated song. The new struc-
ture has a seating capacity of 600 and
is modern in every particular, the
stage has a 20-foot square working
floor and is fully equipped with scen-
ery. Mr. Smith expects to book in-
dependently with nothing but first-
class vaudeville and small stock com-
panies.-SHEPARD.
LOUISIANA.
New Orleans-Frank Hoffman will
close  his motion  picture theater.
Work on the Landers' theater
will commence shortly.
Tallulah-The plans for the Tallu-
lah theater have been received and
specifications for the material bids
sent out. Work will begin as soon as
the material is assembled, and it is
hoped to have the building ready for
opening in October.
MARYLAND.
Baltimore-The Wilson Amusement
company's new house will cost $50,000.
---Nicholi Vito, is having Archi-
tect C. M. Anderson, prepare plans
for a moving picture theater, to be
erected at 626 Chest street north.
MICHIGAN.
Kalamazoo-A $30,000 armory will
be built here.
Saginaw-The Wolverine theater
company will erect a house here.
Mancelona-A new $3,000 opera
house will be erected by the Odd Fel-
lows.
Flint-C. T. Gibb, of Mancelona, is
arranging to open a picture theater
here.
Eaton Rapids-Ezra R. Dodge will
open a picture theater at Hudson,
Mich.
Williamston-T. H. Stetler will open
a moving   picture theater in the
Bearsdley building.
Petoskey-Mrs. Denio, of this city,
has bought the Vaudette at Mance-
lona to C. T. Gibb.
Alma-John Drew has sold the
State street moving picture theater
to Rainsberger and Spencer.
Detroit-No one will recognize the
old Whitney when it is opened as the
Garrick this fall. Wonderful changes
are being made in the house.
MINNESOTA.
Preston-The Great Patterson show
will appear here the week of August
30th.
Winona-Dexter Brothers will open
a picture theater in the Pletke build-
ing.
Virginia-John Cummings has had
plans prepared for a moving picture
theater.
St. Cloud-The Merchants' Music
Festival proved  a grand   success.
Liberati's band and the singers ar-
rived from Chicago on a special train
at 3:30 p. m., en route to the Alaska-
Yukon Exposition and gave an open
air concert at Empire Park and at
night gave a concert at the Davidson
theater.-KINDLER.
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GREATEST IN-DOOR CIRCUS IN THE WORLD
L2RING CIRCUS
THERHO           DAROYALHIPPOROMEANDWILD WEST
NOW ARRANGING BOOKINGS FOR FALL AND WINTER SEASON 1909-10
Only Production of its kind in the United States playing under roof. Fraternal
organizations are bidding for this mighty enterprise. Address all communications to
RHODA ROYAL, MANAGING DIRECTOR
61-65 GRAND OPERA HOUSE                       CHICAGO
AFTER YEARS OF ABSENCE NOW VISITING THE WEST AND NORTHWEST
COLE IBROTHERS]
WORLD TOUREDSHOWS
THE PRESS OF THE LARCE EASTERN CITIES HAS NOTHINC BUT
PRAISE FOR AvERICA'S MODEL SHOWS.


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