Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California on July 19, 1939 · Page 10
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Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California · Page 10

Oakland, California
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Wednesday, July 19, 1939
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10 B OAKLAND TRIBUNE WEDNESDAY, JULY 19, 1939 I if f if ww4r I'll' """""r"'" ' 'ifV''CicimiwA'll i II V- ? , - 5 '-t" Kii. ..MWBwmwnrffM : NEW $150,000 HOPKINS THEATER TO OPEN TONIGHT Celebrities . Will Attend ; Opening ' "Blimp Wilf Deliver Films .or. Theater's First Program All the glitter of a Hollywood Pre- r mlere will attend the grand opening this evening of the new $150,000 i .? HnnMns Theater. 35th Avenue at Hopkins Street. There will be celebrities of the stage, screen and radio, a special low-flying stunt by the Goodyear Wimp, Volunteer, and a public wed-. ding on the stage. 'All of the pro-rilnss will be broadcast over .' radio station KLX at 6 p.m. Alan "Hale, star of the first-fen f ture picture to be shown at the theater, "Dodge City," will appear In person. Sally Hand, whose fans . have made her a sensation throughout the country, will christen the new building with a bottle of Cal ifornia champagne, BLIMP BRINGING FILMS Dean Maddox, baseball broad caster and Budda to radio audiences, also will appear, both on the broad cast and the stag program. He will be introduced by B. T. LaMarre, himself t master of ceremonies and ; Sow manager of the theater. The stunt to be performed by the Goodyear blimp is one of the most spectacular yet employed in the dedication of the theater here. The blimp, piloted ; by Captain E. T. Sewell, will fly over from San Fran cisco Bay Airdrome, bringing the films for the first night's show di rect from Hollywood. The blimp will dip down to with in 500 feet of the theater roof, from which point it will lower the can of films by cable to LaMarre, waiting on the roof. From there they 'will be taken to the projection room and the maiden performance started. SECOND FEATURE Besides "Dodge City," which fea-tures Hale, Olivia Havllland and Errol Flynn, a second feature, "Top-per Takes a Trip," starring Joan Bennett and Roland Young, will oe shown.. There will also be shorts Sally Rand, of fan dance fame, was among the first to hail the new reclining seats In the Hopkins Theater as the most comfortable she has seen in any theater in the country. Here Is a beautiful night picture of the new Hopkins Theater as It will look this evening before the huge opening night crowds gather for the dedication. The building, ultra-modern In every respect, was erected and fitted at a cost of $150,000. It will seat 1000 persons. - and news, and a preview of attrac TWO FEA TURFS tions to be shown at the new Hop- 1 w AJf 1 u 1 lJ-JJ Kins in tne days to come. ' Not the least of the features of WITH SHORTS thm nn.ninff hnur U th niihlic " X X KJX X VX L X KJ ivprtrilnff in h nut on nn thn stnffa. The culmination of an actual Oak- TO RF POT TPY land rnmnnri. will find Nnrmnn w., X-JXJ X X . Holtkamp, 21, of 4117 Halght Street, Alameda, taking as his bride Miss Frances Murphy, 19, of 2106 Ninth Avenue. j Special gifts, including their rings, the flowers and furniture for their home, as well as- the bridal suite at a local hotel for this evening have been provided by Oakland merchants. The policy of the new Hopkins Theater, 35th Avenue and. Hopkins Street,' definitely is for double features and short subjects in a new and distinctive manner. Every program will include a section called "The Hopkins Theater News and Views Interlude." Feet Protected No more standing up in your seat, No more stepped-on toe?. No more interrupted vision.",., And 1io more rigid, old-type theater chairs. All that has been' corrected in the seats of the new "Hopkins Theater, 35th Avenue' at Hopkins Street. Fresh Air Constant Another feature worked out by ventilating engineers at the Hopkins Theater is the introduction of constantly fresh air through the lighting fixtures. All drafts and air rushes have been eliminated. CARPET FLOWN FROM EAST More than 550 yards of carpeting have been laid in the new Hopkins Theater, which opens this evening at 35th Avenue and Hopkins Street. It was specially woven and brought by plane from Amsterdam, New York. R. T. LaMarre, manager of the new theater, said the Hopkins is the only theater west of New York that will have carpeting of the particular pattern ahd shades selected. Veteran Heads Staff of Newest Oakland Theater . The manager of fhe new Hopkins Theater, opening this evening at 35th Avenue and Hopkins Street, is Rene T. LaMarre, a veteran of the theatrical world. LaMarre resigned his position as manager for a large theater chain to take over the direction of the new $150,000 Hopkins. He had been for the past five years associated with the Lawrefice Berg Theaters, most recently in San Francisco. STARTED IN CHICAGO LaMarre smarted his theatrical career in Chicago with the Balban Katz Theaters, .coming, to Sari Francisco in 1932 as advertising sales manager for Fox Films Corporation. He was active here as exploitation director for Shisley Temple pictures in the Bay area. Resigning to become director of advertising for the Harvey Brothers Theater, he later joined the Lawrence Berg concern and eventually took over management of the President Theater iri San Francisco. SEATS FOR 1000 The Hopkins Theater, which will seat 1000 patrons', will offer special double bill fea'tures and a variety of news and comedy shorts. "I am glad" LaMarre said, "to be able to open this new theVter in East Oakland, t am' sure will bring to the residents of this area, and all of Oakland, a new source of motion picture entertainment. I invite everyone to "come to our opening and to make the Hopkins,, their neighborhood theater." . Sliding Seats . Feature at Hopkins Theater The movie fan who has twisted and groaned through shorts and feature pictures and wondered why theater owners don't put more comfortable seats in their buildings will welcome the seating innovation at the new Hopkins Theater, 35th Avenue and Hopkins Street. Comfortable seating is one of the outstanding features embodied in this new $150,000 ultra-modern building. The motion-picture devotee will, In fact, find the answer to theater comfort here, according to R. T. LaMarre, manager. The seats in the new Hopkins are of a modern patented type that slide, permitting free access to the aisles and stopping the old bother of jumping up and down as others pass in and out. They allow six more inches of space for passing than is permitted in standard-equipped seat rows. The occupant of the seat, when patron wishes to pass in front of him, merely places his feet under the chair on which he sitting and gives a slight thrust backward. It is an instinctive action. Instantly and noiselessly the seat moves back on its emplacement, affording ample passing space. And while Jhe- arrangement provides ample reclining and passing comfort for the user of the seat, it does not bump or shave against the person behind. Sally Rand, one of tonight's stars at the Hopkins opening, gave the seats a preview trial, and found them satisfactory. .--' '-w--. Boy Actor, 13, ' Returns to Role After 9 Years Dougjas Scott, 13, today finds himself playing the leading jole in 'a peculiar .Hollywood coincidence. . Nine years ago,, when four years of age, Douglas now a high school senior played the role of Derek in "Devotion" which starred Leslie Howard and Ann Harding. Today he found himself cast once again as Howard's son, but this time in Selznick International's "Intermezzo" in which he is featured with Howard, Ingrid Bergman and Edna Best. And, strangely enough, it is at the same studio in which he debuted as Howard's son almost a decade ago. HURRYtf LAST 2 WEEKS!! TODAY at 3, 7 and P. M. JA m CLIFFORD1 C FISCHER'S mm BREATH-TAKING SPECTACLE 1 A wilb A BIG COMPANY OF 75 . 50 GORGEOUS BUUTIES1 Tickets at Regular Agencies, nn rrancitco ana oaxiana , SAILING. INTACT from PARIS! Ollffor O. Flichw'i H CI1! "FOUES II C 11 BERCERE" ttraMit from' luropetn Triumphs I OPENS THURS. EVE., AUG. 3rd The most UNIQUE and UNUSUAL Nite Club in the West FiriOCCHIO'S 509 Broadway, San Francisco Phone DO uils 9913 WHERE the ENTERTAINMENT IS DIFFERENT'. AND HOW Last 2 Days onuwB n m i .... i r . Hit "-"...lIL Mi- II America's Newest Thrill! 0 ROLLER DERBY OAKLAND ICE RIHIL 14tli and Grove Free Introductory Piiet it Richfield Serylct Station! STARTS FRIDAY IK PERSON OALA ALL-STAR VARIITY SHOW JAOK ITTT HALEY GRABLE TEMPLETOH MM IXTRA A6bi AfTftAOTION RUBIN0FF AND HIS VIOLIN j OTHIRFIATUR acts I ARM NlaHTLY-4 P. M. TILL CENNY GOODMAN AHD Hit ORQHMTBA This Coupon will admit your "I r per entire I J C Person party at 1 . Not Good After July 23rd. TONIGHT 8:30 IN ITS TENTH BIG . WEEK! CAST OF 60 in PERSON ' SEK THP! PACIFIC COAST'S MOST SKMSATIONAl. HIT! Prices: Slti-Nac-l.lO-l.OS-ii.SO, inc. tax. Seats Now on Sale at: Wlnterland. WA-0L13, Sherman, Clay Co., Crane Hotel, and H. C. Capwell'a In Oakland. Bile SEATS ON SALE AT 7 P. M. GOOD SEATS AT ALL PRICES SPECIAL MATINEE! Sat., July 22, 2:30 p.m. POPULAR PRICES $1.65 $1.10 83c Including Tax ' 600 Seats at 55c Make Reservations -Now Formerly Dreamland Andltortatt &l Oakland's Ideal Swimming Place ORES Annrnverl hv C.itv Health Tie 6640 Thornhill Dr.-Bus 59 HI-92 poov. , Pure & Filtered !pU 1 o o HOPKINS STREET at J 35h AVE. Ml 11 On Our Stages S. CHARLES LEE and DOUGLAS DAGRE STONE, Architects . 381 Bush St., S. F. CALIFORNIA ELECTRICAL APPLIANCE CO. . , 12th and Oak Streets, Oakland CENTRAL SHEET METAL WORKS . . 3240 Ettie Street.' Oakland ALADDIN HEATINO CORPORATION 2222 San Pablo Avenue. Oakland MAX FINZEL, 2025 Hopkins Street, Oakland P. II. DONNELLY , . 631 Viona Street, Oakland CALIFORNIA TERRAZZO CO. . . . . . . 2085 San Bruno Avenue, San Francisco GILMORE STEEL A SUPPLY COMPANY . . . 825 Folsom Street, San Francisco TRANSIT-MIX CONCRETE CO. . . . . ...... . 24 Peralta Street. Oakland LANNOM BROTHERS Fifth and Magnolia Streets, Oakland RENDER ROOFING COMPANY .... . . 18th and Bryant Streets, San Francisco A. E. CORDON. ......... . . . . , . 1672 Fifteenth Street, San Francisco HOG AN LUMBER COMPANY . ..... : Second and Alice Streets, Oakland LHUDGREN A SWINNERTON ; . . . . . Standard Oil Building, San Francisco O i n ElEilii kin all its splendor! N. uniting a popular .-J N. Oakland Qnupln- - jfi ,:' Congratulations fronu . . BRETJNER'f FURNITURE COMPANY, 21st and Broadway ' TONT ROSSI, Florist, East 14 th Strsat and 35th Avanu - COLD MAN'S, "Weddia Ensembles a Specially", 14th and Washington Stresta HAROLD M. SIEGEL, Store lor Man, 1318 Broadway ALBERT S. SAMUELS COMPANY, "Mouse of Lucky Wedding RIns", 17th and Broadway HOTEL OAKLAND, 13th and Harrison Straet Gin IhfhflrWn Screen Epic of the Early West in Technicolor! ERROL FLYMN OLIVIA DellAVILLANP ALAN HALE ' and TnPPFR TflKFS fl TRIP ..... CONSTANCE BENNETT- ROUND YOUNG S3 to 0 o 71 mm .'ft-'.1 ." - -' V t"-1 , I

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