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THURSDAY. SEPTEMBER 14. 1933 BLYTHEVILLE, (ARK.) ^COURIER NEWS PAGE THREE McCutchens Bring Elytheville Best In Talking Picture Entertainment fill! ~ " Oft OF FHEST IE foxy Also Is A Modern : and Well Equipped Talking Picture House. Providing screen and slags en- ertainmcni for the public has been tic business of Mr. and Mrs. O. W. '.IcCulchen f°r'J5 years. i The McCutcliens have been in Jlythevilte eight years and priur lo rial time were in Slkoston and .'harleston, Mo.', where they siill Wale tbotiicrs. ' Movie goers have associated the^ llcCutchen name with high grade list release pictures and good van- ieville for a long lime -and they ..•ill nol be disappointed iu Ihc fall eleases !n score for them at the I Ulz and Roxy theaters IIIMC. Mr. j •IcCulchen insists. ! (•'The McCutcher.s operate the ;ita. which is really one of the ew theaters in Hie state actually onstructed lor talking pictures. .nd/ the Roxy, re-opening Friday. 'nd also control tne only other heater in Biythevil!c. the Com. finch is now closed. AH are con- rolled untli'r long lerm leases, the ..IcCutchens having more than S75,- ,00 invesied in their holdings !n llyiheville. 1 The Rilz is generally conceded to 'e one o[ the fini'Si- theaters in tile |tate. The Roxy, formerly the Some theater, lias also been rebuilt iito one of the best in this section. ioth have efficient cooling systems. I ! First Run Pictures First run pictures are featured xclusively by the McCmcliens who .re said to have a choice of the pro- juc lions of a greater number of producers than any other theater Operator in the slate. They' have i ontracls' with Paramount, Fox,' •Iniverftfll. Metro-Gold wyn-Mayer, first National, Warner Brothers, ,tKO and Columbia pictures. Lat- .st news pictures direct from Chl- .ago are also offered theater goers :ere. ! The local theaters are the only nes in Arkansas securing their pic- I ures out of St. Louis, which ac- ounls for the fact the pictures are ,'flen released here before they Beached the leading Memphis or Little Rock show houses. Mr. Mc- iJutchen declares. The normal clr- is south from St. Louis to '. emphis, giving , the Focal show- 3iises a.decided advantage in re- ease dates. At the Ritz each picture is shown .or two days except for a one -day howing oil Salurday. The program :al)s for one picture Sunday and •londay, another Tuesday and Wed- lesday, still another Thursday and •Yiduy. The weekly schedule for he Roxy is Sunday and Monday. 1 Tuesday, Wednesday and Thurs lay, Friday and Saturday. The McCutchens came here in 925 to assume operation of the litz theater which succeeded the 'Id Gem theater thai had burned bout a year before. A few month? ater they acquired the lease on the lew Gem theater, which had beei iperated by Jimmi« Boyd for a short ime after the old Gem burned. : \n opportunity soon came to take i iver the Home theater, then op- 'rated for Clyde Robinson, and the 1 '.IcCutchens added it lo their group, | 'iving them full conlrol of all Bly- :heville theateis. Bull! for Talking Pictures Fires, neither of which occurred Jhlle shows were in progress, gave he McCutchens an opportunity to mprove the Rita and Home, their I irincipal show houses. The Ritu I vas practically" razed in August. 931. and reopened in October to . eceive the praise of theater uatrons I nd operators alike ns one of the Inesl small city theaters In the ountry. Because of special prepa- ation to prepare it for talking pic- ures life rebuilt theater, with sound Kil/ and Koxy Modern Theatres Al ihf rlj'hl is ilu- Hi;/, tlioolif Illvdu-ville's Iradlim siiowlici:-". nnd m llii> li-li Ilio Itnv. \vliru> fli-M i'hs.1 l.togi.'iiii iiro aKo nflovod. (.siwlli :ii shrilly lowi-r |]luii)ln:<ii-it .-,. infill add miiliMi.ijy in HH> ii|>];i':ininci' Of HlviMi.viHf's Main sllvi-l, •.vhllf Hi-. ,r i-xti-llent fiu-llilli-i . nnd M:i- hlKh <|iiallly i-ntur- lalnnn iu they allonl me lnl)Hn':i:i: Im'iuni In lil'jiw- . lilt! "' lllylh.oville visitors from Mijnmnding ci.nii.\inll- les. u^ i^. rviai-iiL'i-d by llu- laiKe I'.uiubiT uf MLssuuil mill i":i ill tuMii iiuiotnoblli-.-. n kl u:il!;i h nnd uiirki d nearby whlK- slunvs ure in progress. ]il)ilnMlli-, Ls ioitnnate nbo'vr in.mi Kiunll cllles In ihut \i>:'\i iliiMtrt-.s huvt! l>?cn I'ebnili .-IIH-C tulklny pic:tnri-H mini 1 iiiin vojue nnd thus hnvi 1 nu-uiiijUcal |jroix. l i'llc.s not i.f'i-n found in llicalrcs Unlit Iu: .slhnl pictures. 'I'hr ii::!iiayciiit!nt of the ihtaUi-.-i !i:is ton^ niiilntain^d :i iJio'^n.^sivi' |K)ll[;y thai brings rmny of Hie llnesl pictures lieie us early us thev mi' xi m In mrlioimlilan cenli is RITZ GEM |=| ROXY The Finest Theatres In Northeast Arkansas and Southeast Missouri T. 'ecame popular. • | The Home theater was damaged i y lire which originated in another | juilding, a few months after the ' ;ilz fire. The building was repair- ' d nnd the McCutchens continued 5 operate the show until expira- :on of their lease last winter, de- i lining to renew at terms of the 1 Id lease. F. Simon, who has con- rol of the building, leased the show I ouse to the Roxy Amusement com- I any. composed of a group of I founds. III., men, who operated the now as the Roxy for several | ronths The Roxy company later M out to the McCutchens ivho x>k over the remodeled and deco- aled building. The Roxy was clcscd during thp ummer months as was the Gem leatcr .which has been operated irt- •equenlly but is fully equipped lor ;rvice. laine Wages War on Spruce Bark Beetle AUGUSTA, Me. (UP)—Timber- ind; owners are cooperating with lat^' forestry officials in a wnr pon the spruce bark beetle, which ravaging virgin spruce forests . Northwestern Maine. [ : The outbreaks of the small bee- es can be controlled by cutting nd salvaging Infested timber dur- & the winter. : In the past the beetle lias kill? ri million.* of f«l of Maine spmee. |- HE evolution ol' picture slum's lias been rathe) 1 rapid ... it is but a short time since our patrons were sitting in uncomfortable seals, in a hot stntiy theatre watching the silent cjranias and comedies ol' the silver screen ... a lew years ago saw the introduction of the first talking picture in the larger cities . . . just as soon as it was proven that the silent picture would be passe we immediately remodeled our theatres, put in the finest sound equipment, installed the most comfortable seats, air cooling and conditioning systems, and added other I eat ures which would tend toward the comfort of our patrons . . . now, as then, we constantly endeavor lo bring lo you, each week the very finest in screen and stage entertainment, affording the people of-this community an opportunity of seeing the very latest productions at prices below those at the theatres in larger cities for the same attractions. Today, as yesterday, we arc keeping pace with progress and faith with our public; and it shall he our constant aim to continue to give you clean, \yliolr- O i some and new entertainment. COMING ATTRACTIONS COMING ATTRACTIONS AT THE RITZ SepT/7, 18 Edmund Lowe in "Her Bodyguard." Sept. 19, 20 Lee Tracy in "The Nuisance" Sept. 21,22 Gary Cooper in "One Sunday Afternoon" Sept. 23 Zane Grey's "To The Last Man" Sept. 24, 25 Gene Harlowe and Clark Gable in "Hold Your Man" Sept. 26,27 Lionel Karrymore and Miriam Hopkins in "Strangers Return" Sept. 28,29 Musical show "Moonliylit and Pretzeh". Sept. 30 Spencer Tracy "Shanghai Madness" COHIING ATTRACTIONS AT THE ROXY Sept. 15, 16 Bruce Cabot, Ralph Bellamy, Arlene Judge and Erie Linden in "Flying Devils" Sept. 17,18 Lew Ayres and Ginger Rogers in "Don't Bet on Love" Sept. 19,20,21 Phillip Holmes and Diana Wynward in "Men Must Fight" Sept. 22, 23 Lionel Atwell, Paul Lukas and Gloria Stewart in "The Secret of the Blue Moon" Sept. 24, 25 Stuart Krwin in "Before Dawn" Sept. 26, 27, 28 Ruth Chatterton in "Lilly Turner" Sept. 29, 30 Ralph Bellamy "Below the Sea"