Patrick, Warren A. (ed.) / Show world
(July 17, 1909)
Live news topics of the week, pp. 30-32
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. 30 a e tl 0 h h c C C 0 h t C I b h *1 I 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.