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North Bay Nugget from North Bay, Ontario, Canada • 11

North Bay Nuggeti
North Bay, Ontario, Canada
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11 MELROSE THEATRE TO OPEN ON FRIDAY NORTH BAY DAILY NUGGET THURSDAY NOVEMBER 13 1941 NEW MOVIE HOUSE FINE STRUCTURE CANGIANO MANAGER OF MELROSE Theatre Head Well Known in North Bay in City 35 Years America Jack married la North Boy and has three children Joseph Edward Marie June Mary His father a a Cangiano has resided la Canada for 41 years "I have a great deal af faith la North Bay and ae I was bora hero I conceived the Idea of having a aew theatre built like the theatrical game have surveyed tha North and found to my satis-faction that North Bay baa many potential Industrial feature Thla city Is strategically situated It hae the finest beaches It ia tha hub of tha North tho meeting place of all the principal highways It ia a fine residential alty I believe that soma day Nerth Bay will ba a largo centre af thriving activities That's the reason I chose North Bay for tho naw MalroM Thaatra and shall always ba a booster for nay own homo town" Melrose Last Word in Comfort Modern Artistic MANY FEATURES Knhancing the ssit-and of tha buainaaa faction with ita dlatinctlva appearance ia tha naw Mslroao Thaatra ultra-modarn in Ita daaign and fire-proofsd throughout which opana to tha publio on Friday Boaating tha moat advanced Ideaa After the Show or Anytime Call MOOSE TAXI Phene 900 94 Main St Eaat Comfortable Caba Safety Aaaured In theatre deaign the new houaa of moving picture entertainment la eonvea-ahapad Inaida which allowa for an unhindered view of the atago and acreen from any aeat la tha houaa Another noteworthy featura la tha way In which tha acreen la aet ao that even whan eoenery ia uaed there la no intarf aranee old faahlonad aro dona away with and acenery can ba moved with eaaa and ia mechanically operated An artiatlo and eomforlabla atmoaphare pravalla throughout tha thaatra The attractive foyer with tha eklllful blending of color tonea woven together with all tha artlatry modern interior daeoratora have to offer immediately craatea an atmoaphera of gracloua enjoyment Large mlrrora decorate tha walla and coay eheaterflelda and chaira along with a drinking fountain have not been forgotten In an effort to provide every 'comfort for the patron Deaignera and daeoratora a pared no effort in making tqs room" off tha foyer a retreat that will delight tha feminine eye Completely aur-rounded with natural colored mlrrora hung with blue atlk drapea and Illuminated from behind tha ladles room la more than attractive On tha oppoalte aide of tha foyer another door opana Into tha mulberry walled comfort of a a nicking room for the men Big eaay chaira harmonioua lighting not to forget plenty of aah traya tnakca it a comfortable retreat for the men who wleh to relax for a amoks To the theatre architect tha lobby foyar and reet rooma arc known ao lighted arcaa" Thara ia another area that la spectacular only whon the houaa llghta are fadad tha auditorium Hero aU tha aclanca of subdued lighting aound-proofing proportion olght-ltnee scat sngfca and Intarmlaaion beauty aro harmoniced to produce tha thing for which all tha real la but a part Hart tha Ulualon la created hero the brilliant breathing ahadowa coma to life on tha aerean hero la where all that Hollywood end the artleano of the movie-world create are brought Into being A comfortable and attractive office la available whore tha manager can be aeen la psrooa The furnlehlnga are aew amid a pale-blua atmoaphera with the moat modern of equipment Inntnlled A rail with etecl chromium bmckela la eleo noticed attractive mlrrora and curtains era to bo found hare Thla partition nlao help to deflect sounds And tha curtains carve as a means of eloaing off tha acreen (a darken tha auditorium The naw lfelrosa la thoroughly ir-condltloned with the newest ventilating equipment available Tha apecial on the celling through which paao hot and eold air with an even dlatribution have been installed by expert The walla are of a hexieon daaign leading up to tha pillars of the at a re Solid fluted pillars of concrete and ateel era a feature and thara are pillar eupportlng tha balcony which aro also of reinforced concrete entirely fireproof floors walla atalr caeca to the balcony projection room colling and roof give tha structure a right to bo called ona of the moat Mildly built building In the City of North Bay Tha roof la of a apecial construction It la of Mild Mund-proof and reinforced concrete slab reeling on steel trusses weighing approximately 2200 pounds each Tha celling la abaolutety modern and thara la a drop In three different places the flret about 24 Inch the ecMnd IS inches tha third 12 Inchaa Tha purpose of this graduating const ruction la to allow the aound to travel correctly for acoustical purposes and tha aound ia glvan a chance to distribute evenly throughout tha auditorium and balcony Theatre-fans will enjoy the air-cushioned a eats which era placed oa a saucer-shaped floor People can aaa with the greatest of seta and comfort from any angle of the thaatra The new Melrose Marquee brightens up Mala street and can bo discerned from afar Evan at tba St Regia Hotel corner tba words Melrose can ba easily aaan Tha complete algn la a masterpiece AU In all there are many distinctive new faaturaa at this finely constructed theatre which wlU be a pride and asset to movie-goers WaU known In North Bay and district ta a muaiclaa of note Jack Cangiano manager at the Melrose Theatre la a product of tklo city coming kero whaa ha was Just a amaU child Ha attended schools la tha city and has been a resident for SS years He boa spent soma eon-eld arable time la tha motion picture Jack Canftaao business aa orchaatra leader and aa manager Ha commenced hla profession at tho old Royal Theatre la North Bay under tba lata John Blanchette Looks Back recall tha time when tha musical director used to cut music for tho picture-performance before tha allent-plcturaa coma In" Jack Mid can tall you soma vary funny stories la that direction Some of tho boys occasionally were and would do exactly tha wrong thing Those were tho days whaa a muaiclaa had really to ba "alert" Mr Cangiano waa also connected with tha Crystal Pa lass theatre Aa a musician he went ta the United States and worked In Bhaaa Theatre Buffalo NT and tha Cataract Niagara Falla NT Bine coming back to Canada ha has bM manager of theatres In Timmins WhUo a band leader he had for several years a dance orchestra known as Jack Cangiano'a Band and some musicians who played In tho orchestra era now playing for a number Of the finest dance banda In Dick Main at Theatre Opening Dick Main until June supervisor af Hanson Theatres Corporation and former operator at tho Royal Theatre arrived In North Bay today for tho opening for the Melrose Wain a former manager of the Orand Theatre Sudbury has for many years been Identified with theatres in Northern Ontario Bay's newest theatre will probably ba ona of tha last theatres to open In Mr Main said opening has been considerably delayed but am aura that tha people of North Bay will realise the difficulties that wa have encountered In getting materials for tha completion of tho building" Mr Main ia general' supervisor of Odeon Theatres of Canada who with Jack Cangiano and bis uaoclatea will operate tha MelroM company la vary pleased to bo identified with the new theatre and con promise a first class line-up of pictures We hope that tha people of North Bay will welcome thla new addition to thalr entertainment facilities FINISHED JOB Tha Distinguished Flying Cross was awarded ta FO Hillary Duke-Woollcy who want hack alone to finish a bombing job at an Aegean aea port whan heard tho attack part had not been a sucesaa BRITISH BORN Leopold Stokowski of tha Philadelphia orchaatra waa bora la Cm don of Polish parentage SMOKING ALLOWED IN MELROSE THEATRE Smoking win ha allowed oa tba mosaanlaa floor or Mm logs throughout say pirfnim aaeo at tha Matrons Thaatra Special vaatllatiag grillaa havo baaa Installed ta carry off aU MMka and at tha aaoM Mam ailmlaato drafts This testa ro" la aapMtod ta ptwve papular We Heartily Congratulate the Management and Staff of the New Melrose Theatre COAL SUPPLIED BY SAYA COAL and FOOD FIRM 190 Copeland St Phone 882 Congratulations and Best Wishes to the Management of the New MELROSE THEATRE Wa Supplied Projection and Cincinnati Time Recorder Sound Equipment PERKINS CO LIMITED Toronto Montreal Played An Important Part In Decorating North New MELROSE THEATRE Drapery treatment wall coverings carpets and linoleums aa wall as furniture far tba lounge and rest room aro a few Items supplied by Sim Speeial Contract Department Simpson's extends every wish for auaceea to tho management of tha New Melrose Theatre hoping that tha part played In tha daooratlon will add greatly ta the enjoyment of tha New Malrooa's patron SIMPSON'S SPECIAL CONTRACT DEPARTMENT TORONTO MONTREAL Deanna Durbin in Unique Love Scene leading men and ladies alike have hern pushed around plenty In the past few years on tho screen Romance has been expressed In such tender terms aa a punch in tha Jaw slap In tha face dig la the riba or a swift kick la tho cuetomary place Height of romantic dignity however hae turned up In of nil places a Deanna Durbin film lit Started With Eve" Universal'! romantic eomady coming to the Melrose Theatre starting on their formal opanlng Miss Durbin and Robert Cummings stage a scans which la said to tak Ita place among the screen's more memorable comedy a vents Odd Lava Scan Tha eoupla at a gee a mock love Mena for tha benefit of Charles Laughton as father an elderly multi-millionaire who bcllevee that MIm Durbin la hla son's fiancee She not but for rosMns of her own she wishes to continue tha poee Deanna's deception makes It Impossible for Cummings to teU Laughton that Mies Durbin Is not really bio fiancee To gain "revenge Bob grabs Deanna and biases her hard and long Among tha retaliatory meaaureo MIm Durbin uses la a bit a out of bis ear which he returns Henry Koeter directed with Jo Pasternak as producer TAKE THEATRE NAME FROM SCOTTISH TOWN Jack Cangiano and hla business associates pondered over what to name tha new thaatra in North Bay and looking over tho map tho name Melrose was selected Haras why Melroaa la a market town la tha country of Roxburgh Scotland (pronounced liko Rocksbora) on tha River Tweed Thera la a ruined abbey thara situated near tha Mansloa built by Sir Walter Scott three miles from Melrose Ita population la 21ML Thara Is alas a city of tha same same la Middlesex County Maas U1A suburban ta Boston (population 14240) Scott's History The history of Sir Walter Scott waa studied Ha was a novelist and poet bora In 1TT1 and died la 1212 He was educated as a lawyer Ha wrote several hooka Ho waa at ana time vary wealthy His publisher failed la buainesa and Scott was saddled with liabilities to tha extent of 1750000 at tho age of S5 He retired tad within five years had paid hla ersdltara 230-000 Before ho died he paid aU hla debte and bad alaa bought haek "Abbotsford" (pear Melrooe) hla old aetata Thla la a characteristic example of Scottish integrity WE EXTEND OUR Sincere Ccngratulatienj TO TIIE MANAGEMENT OF The Melrose Theatre UPON THEIR OFFICIAL OPENING FRIDAY ELECTRIC HEATING Phone 658 CtHfratulaticKS the MELROSE THEATRE MANAGEMENT We Undertook the PLUMBING HEATING VENTILATION and SHEET METAL WORK Throughout the Entire Building INTERIOR LIGHTING FIRST NIGHT PROCEEDS GO TO WAR WORK "First proceed from tho opening of tha now Mnlmae Theatre will ba dlatrlboted among war aonrloe" Jack Can-glaao manager announced Tba proceeds will help the splendid war walk actjvrtten of tho Rotary aah Xlaaiaea (Tub Knights of (Mambas linns Club Canadian Legion Canadian Red Cross Society lade pendent Order af Dough tars of tba Empire Salvation Army Loral Order at SSnmmm Ladle Auxiliary ta tba Canadian Army Bervkj Faroe and Associated Canadian Travellers In tba abnraca of Mayor CL Harrison Alderman Raw of North Bay will apeak at tba ceremonies and A Tilley LG will act aa chairman Other speakers will ba present for tha AIR FLEET MOTHERS The American Navy has alx aircraft carriers while twelve are under construction CONGRATULATIONS on the Opening of the Now Molroso Thoatpo FACE BRICK SPEEDTILE Supplied by Tho Coolsstrillo Co LOOTED Head Office i 46 Bloor St Woat Toronto BY WILLIAM RYE Toronto Electric Sopply CO LTD of Modern 342 QUEEN ST WEST TORONTO ONTARIO PLUMBING 75 Klock Ave.

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