Vintage Theater Programs and Advertising

Check out the films (including short comedies, newsreels, and cartoons) that were showing at particular theaters during the silent and early sound film era.  Notice that the big fancy theaters had big, fancy programs.  Some theaters had live stage shows before or during the presentation.  In the early years, films were just one act on a vaudeville program.

Albion Theatre, Richmond, Virginia, November 6, 1916

Aldine Theatre, Philadelphia, PA, February 27, 1922

Amphion Theatre, Brooklyn, New York, May 6, 1913

Aoi-Kwan Movie Hall, (Aoi Kan Theater) , Tokyo, Japan, May 17, 1920

Astor Theatre, New York, N.Y., December 1927

Boulevard Theatre, Los Angeles, California, August 15, 1926

Boulevard Theatre, Los Angeles, California, November 21, 1926

Boulevard Theatre, Los Angeles, California, November 28, 1926

Boulevard Theatre, Los Angeles, California, January 9, 1927

Boulevard Theatre, Los Angeles, California, February 20, 1927

Boulevard Theatre, Los Angeles, California, March 27, 1927

Broadway Theatre, Farmington, Maine, July 23, 1928

Bruhl's Grand Theater, September 16, 1917 (unknown location)

California and Miller's Theatres, Los Angeles, CA, January 10, 1925

Capitol Theatre, New York City, New York, January 2, 1921

Capitol Theatre, New York City, New York, July 30, 1922

Capitol Theatre, New York City, New York, October 14, 1923

Carthay Circle Theatre, Los Angeles, California, September 24, 1928
Premiere of Mother Knows Best

Carthay Circle Theatre, Los Angeles, California, May, 1928

Central Theatre, Goshen, New York, May - July, 1919

Chase's Vaudeville, Washington, D.C., January 14, 1907

Chase's Vaudeville, Washington, D.C., September 21, 1908

Circle Theatre, Buffalo, NY, September 19, 1921

Colonial Theater and Airdome, Brooklyn, New York, June 5, 1916

Colonial Theatre, Milford, Connecticut, July 14, 1919

Colonial Theatre, Milford, Connecticut, October 20, 1919

Colonial Theatre, Milford, Connecticut, March 29, 1920

Colonial Theatre, Reading, Pennsylvania, April 14, 1924

Crescent Theatre, Ithaca, New York, July 16, 1917

Dixie Theatre, Vandalia, Illinois, March 8, 1926

Dixie Theatre, Vandalia, Illinois, August 30, 1926

Empress Theatre, Rochester, New York, April 26, 1932

Family Theatre (Unknown, possibly Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA) - January 29, 1917

Gem Theatre, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - January 15, 1917

Grauman's Egyptian Theater, Los Angeles, CA, November, 1925 showing The Big Parade

Grauman's Million Dollar Theater and Grauman's Rialto Theatre, Los Angeles, California, USA - October 13, 1924

Hudson Theatre, New York City, New York, February 26, 1917

Keystone Theatre, New York, New York, May 2, 1925

Keystone Theatre, New York, New York, July 18, 1926

Ideal Theatre, Montrose, Pennsylvania, April 20, 1931

Liberty Theater, Honolulu, Hawaii, March 4, 1916

Liverpool Theatre, Liverpool, NY, September 6, 1927

Leow's Aldine Theatre, Pittsburgh, PA, March 9, 1925

Loew's Greeley Square Theater, New York, New York, May 10, 1926

Loew's Greeley Square Theater, New York, New York, October 18, 1926

Loew's Greeley Square Theater, New York, New York, December 20, 1926

Loew's New Rochelle Theater, New Rochelle, New York, October 25, 1926

Loew's State Theatre, Eureka, California, January 10, 1925

Lyric Theatre, Elizabeth, New Jersey, April 11, 1921

Lyric Theatre, Rochester, New York, February 9, 1930

Lyric Theatre, Rochester, New York, October 19, 1930

Lyric Theatre, Rochester, New York, May 31, 1931

Lyric Theatre, Rochester, New York, November 8, 1931

Lyric Theatre, Rochester, New York, April 17, 1932

Madison-Monroe Theater, Brooklyn, New York, January 29, 1917

Melba Theatre, unknown city, March 18, 1938

Miles Theatre, Detroit, Michigan, April 29, 1918

Mozart Theatre, (Milwaukee, Wisconson?), December 15, 1913

National Theatre, Unknown location, USA, May 15th, 1922

New Colonial, Baltimore, Maryland, January 10, 1921

New Princess Theatre, Shelby, North Carolina, October 12, 1925

Opera House, Washington, Indiana, January 22, 1913

Pantages Theatre, Seattle, Washington, USA, April 1, 1929

Paramount Theater, Paris, France, March 9-15, 1928

Palace Theatre, White Plains, New York, January 1-7, 1917

Pavilion Picture Palace, Lavender Hill, London, October 23, 1922

Peoples Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA, July 11, 1927

Plaza Theatre, New York City, New York - August 26, 1928

Princess Theatre, Elkhorn, Wisconsin, USA, March 1927

Regent Theatre, Albany, New York, USA March 5, 1917

Regent Theatre, Albany, New York, USA, June 18, 1917

Regent Theatre, Albany, New York, USA, September 24, 1917

Regent Theatre, Albany, New York, USA, October 1, 1917

Regent Theatre, Albany, New York, USA, October 8, 1917

Regent Theatre, Newark, New Jersey, USA, March 15, 1925

Rialto Theatre, New York City, New York, USA, July 27, 1919

Rivoli Theatre, New York City, New York, USA, August 10, 1919

Roxy Theatre, New York City, New York, USA, February 18, 1928

Roxy Theatre, New York City, New York, USA, July 11, 1930

Savoy Theatre, South Paris, Maine, USA, July 16, 1917

Shea's Buffalo Theatre, Buffalo, New York, March 8, 1926

Star Theatre, Ithaca, New York, USA, July 16, 1917

Stoll Picture Theatre Kingsway (London Opera House), London,  England - February 15, 1937

Strand Theatre, New York, New York, USA, January 28, 1915

Strand Theatre, New York, New York, USA, November 14, 1915

Strand Theatre, New York, New York, USA, December 26, 1915

Strand Theatre, New York, New York, USA, August 13, 1926

Strand Theatre, New York, New York, USA, October 14, 1938

Symphony Theater, Compton, California, USA, November 13-19, 1925

Ternes-Cinéma, Paris, France, April 4, 1918

Theato Theatre (5th Street Theatre), Richmond, Virginia, USA, December 25, 1916

Theato Theatre (5th Street Theatre), Richmond, Virginia, USA, May 14, 1917

Theatorium (unknown), December 28, 1911

Town Hall, Brewster, New York, USA, October 18, 1911

Last Modified August 20, 2014