Theater Opens in Grantsville in 1921

(02/13/2002)

Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 1/6/1921.

Picture Show Opened

Grantsville's new picture show house was opened to the public Saturday night, the first picture shown being "The Way of a Man with a Maid" featuring Bryant Washburn.  A fair sized crowd, considering the weather, was present.

The home for the picture show is a fine one.  While it is not yet entirely finished, is comfortable, and when completed will be one of the most modern and uptodate buildings in the Little Kanawha valley.  Nothing but the very best pictures will be shown, it being the intention of Manager Fred Hardman to bring the highest class productions that can be obtained.

There will be a show Saturday night, Lillian Gish in "True Love Susie", a fine production and one that the patrons of the show will be glad to see.  There will be no shows after Saturday night until the close of the Baptist revival, when a regular program made up of the best in pictures will be started, with a show every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday nights.


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