Lexington Herald-Leader from Lexington, Kentucky on August 19, 1933 · 6
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Lexington Herald-Leader from Lexington, Kentucky · 6

Lexington, Kentucky
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Saturday, August 19, 1933
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' i t i I i v i s :- t ? ? u i'l 3 r I! it i i : li - it f i 4 : i t i -'f i 7 1 4 r n Doors Will Be Thrown Open At 7:30 O’Clock Renovated and Redecorated Building is Ready For Premiere Wide-Range Recording New Heating Plant Installed By Amusement Firm Completely renovated and redecorated at a coat of approximately $20000 the Kentucky theatre will reopen at 8:13 o'clock tonight with a tpeclal premiere show The theatre will begin Its regular schedule Sunday with continuous shows dally from 12 noon to 11 p and on Sunday from 1 p m to 11 p m The Kentucky with the smaller State theatre nearby was recently 'leased by the Phoenix Amusement Company from M Switow and Sons Louisville The Phoenix Amusement Company also operates the Strand and Ben All theatres In Lexington: the Madison in Richmond the Bourbon in Paris and the Virginia and Kentucky in Somerset It is a locally-owned concern with Its officers and directors Lexington residents Visitors at the Kentucky theatre tonight will see a beautifully decorated theatre from the entrance lobby to the stage F Ison and Company Lexington paint contractors had the contract for the redecorations Their craftsmen used excellent taste in the color scheme and panelling effects New seat covers were placed and attractive draperies were hung Other improvements include Installation of a a new heating plant enlargement of the ventilating plant installation of complete sound equipment including tne famous Wide-Range recording development and additional radiation Train Noises Lessened A eelotex wall was built back-stage to eliminate confusing noises from passing trains In the Union Station yards Indirect lighting throughout the theatre lends additional charm to the interior of the building The Lexington Utilities Company has run' a private high tension power line into the theatre to keep the show going If circuits In the theatre district are blown Emergency Ughta have also been Installed in the thea tre 'for use in the event power is cut off A storm-proof back wall was constructed by the Combs Lumber Company at the rear of the theatre to lessen the danger of flood damage Women patrons of the new Kentucky will be entranced with the furnishings of the ladies' rest room Through C F Brower and Company Lexington furniture dealers the Phoenix Amusement Company purchased a futuristic display on exhibit at the Century of Progress exposition The furnishings of latest design are in three shades of French blue with silver chrome finishings " The Phoenix management has arranged an attractive program for tonight's premiere It Includes the feature picture “Mama Loves Papa" starring Charles Ruggles and Mary Boland a Pete Smith featurette “Inflation" Paramount news reel a technicolor musical comedy short and an animated cartoon One Show Tonight Tonight’s opening will be' marked by only one show beginning at 8:15 p m Doors to the theatre will open at 7:30 o'clock and tickets will be sold only for the theatre’s seating capacity of 1200 Morgan Elliott resident manager of the Kentucky State Ben All and Strand theatres today announced the following personnel for the Kentucky theatre operating staff: Henry W Elliott and Shelton Hendricks head doormen Edward Riggs chief of ushers Andrew Burnett William Acosta and Carroll Rankin ushers: Miss Martha Mich-ler and Mrs Ruby Keith cashiers USHER’S UNIFORMS for the Beautiful New THEATRE-by r s THORPE & sons (Incorporated) East Main Opposite Phoenix The Men’s Store of Lexington eHMrriiiiiiiininnnrrHnmiMMmrmir A N They LOVE to make you LAOGH1 Mama loves culture Papa loves onions Mama’s got npllght Papa's got bunions Papa makes whoopee Mama makes trouble Their story Is one to bend yon double! We selected this attraction for our opening bill because it Is a laugh hit of the season Wo thought you’d a llko a good laugh! Pape wear the pants but Mama tells him which pair ta put an viz? CHAflllErpAIIGGlES j" vm s v t BOLAND A Paramount Picture V i w '& -vI H$kfcTJLf Met I COO NERTSERY RHYMS" a musical In natural color NEWS EVENTS— Pel Smith In “INFLATION" Views Of New Kentucky Theatre On East Main Here Is the handsome facade of the Kentucky theatre which completely rederorated refurnished and reequipped by the Amusement Company In preparation for tbe blg opening at 8: tonight has been Phoenix IS o'clock company In a long-time service in the theatrical business in this city Mr Elliott has participated actively In the development of the motion picture business In Lexington from the early days of the Princess Star and Colonial theatres to the present highly specialized Industry He was responsible for the introduction of the first talking picture at the old Star theatre years ago and for years successfully managed both cinema and vaudeville houses Theatre Built 10 Years Ago The Kentucky theatre was built in 1922 and 1923 opened Oct 6 1923 and is considered one of the finest motion picture theatres in the south A popular price schedule has been adopted In the re-making of the Kentucky theatre the Phoenix Amusement Company installed all possible safeguards lor the protection of patrons taking pride in the fact that during 24 years of business the company has never had any accident or loss of life in any of its theatres Regular periodic inspections of all equipment and parts of the property will be carried on with this aim in the Kentucky theatre as has been the case in other theatres owned by the company To Insure the best of entertainment in the motion picture world the company Is booking pictures from the following producers: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Paramount Warner Brothers First National Universal Fox R K O and United Artists Home-Owned Operated Home-owned and operated the Phoenix Amusement Company has enjoyed rapid growth Its first theatre was the Majestic operated on north Upper street In 1909 with a personnel of five people The company now owns and operates six theatres in central Kentucky and employs approximately 175 people After the Majestic the company acquired the Princess in 1910 then the Colonial In 1913 the Strand in 1915 the Ben All and Lexington Opera House In 1929 and lastly the State and Kentucky theatres in 1933 The Opera House from 1919 to 1923 was under the supervision of the company and during that period many of tha outstanding stage celebrities of the nation appeared in Lexington Among them were George Arliss Helen Hayes Geraldine Farrar Alfred Lunt Lynn Fontaine George Mansfield Lou Tellegen Willard Mack Frank Beacon and Eva Tanguay 1 Question: Can a cash or share tenant sign the contract? Answer: Yes If the owner or landlord will sign the contract with him 2 Question: Is a tenant eligible There are about 2500 miles of navigable canals In the United States WHEAT ALLOTMENT QUERIES ANSWERED to enter into the wheat adjustment plan if tha owner or landlord refuses to sign the contract with hipa? Answer: No 3 Question: Can a tenant who Is renting land from two or more owners or landlords sign the contract? Answer: Yes by signing contracts jointly wtih any or all of his owners or landlords to cover the land jointly with any or all of his owners or landlords refuse to sign the contract the tenant can still enter into tiie wheat adjustment plan with such other owners or landlords who are willing to sign the contract 4 Question: Is a tenant who has moved from the land fanned during the base period eligible to sign the contract? Answer: Yes If he has moved to farm which has been given m lotment 5 Question: I a nw faiwr who wants to produce wheat eligible to Congratulate The Phoenix Amusement on tht OPENING — of THE BEAUTIFUL KEHTJXCKZ Flowers for Every Occasion enter Into the Plan? -- Answer: Yes but only by fen-land which has been given an “ menL THEATRE MICHLER FLORIST 'ic 417 E Maxwell St (licwymM) Flower Phone Ashland 1419 Til© v l ML In the New Kentucky Theatre were MADE TO ORDER from pencil sketches submitted to Miss Ward and Mr Elliott The davenports are eight feet long reproductions of pieces exhibited at the Century of Progress Exposition See them and you will realise why we state that “There’s just one logical place’ to buy upholstered furniture and bedding - Sleepy-Head House (Xctkfl Stats et Southern BsMtag Os teearysntotf) We Work That You May Sleep ft ' ¥ r t KENTUCKY AUDITORIUM LOBBY OF KENTUCKY THEATRE Nelson Ward and William Wheeler operators Mr Elliott former head doorman for the Kentucky theatre has a wide acquaintance in Lexington and central Kentucky Both Miss Michler and Mrs Keith have been with the Phoenix interests for some time Mrs Keith for a number of years Mr Ward has been an op erator for the Phoenix interests for : 24 years and Mr Wheeler has been in the company's employ for 19 years Opening of the Kentucky theatre under the management of the Phoenix Amusement Company tonight marks another step in the success ful progress of John B Elliott ident and general manager ol res- the wnsEnig to the Phoenix Amusement Co on the OPENING Of the Beautiful New KENTUCKY THEATRE TAFEL ELECTRIC CO (laiorporiM) WESTINGHOUSE DISTRIBUTORS Wholesale Only 564 West Main Ash 729 r ' ' V5 A ' ' f I r- r At 8:15— Phoenix Amusement Co 1 announces ‘I -V: K 4 -Jt The Opening of Their New r Kentucky Theatre -A IT IS with pardonable pride that we announce the opening of the Kentucky Theatre under our management The Kentucky recently acquired by this organization fro mother interests has undergone a complete transformation New and wide-range sound equipment has been installed permitting absolute perfection of sound in every section of the vast auditorium Entirely redecorated the Kentucky Thea-tre presents the utmost in theatre comfort cleanliness and safety The entire resources of this organization will be devoted to obtaining for this theatre the finest photoplay entertainment obtainable No expense has been spared to bring this thea-tre up to the standard of perfection demanded by our patrons The doors are 0Pn the Kentucky awaits you I President and General Manager Vi V-6 71 : J V iV? -T -1 ''4 r a - if £

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