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Going to the Show

Greensboro's New Theater Asset To The Community

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Title Greensboro's New Theater Asset To The Community
Date 11/27/1921
Item Type Newspaper (article)
Publication Greensboro Daily News
Description Description of new National Theatre. Seating capacity: 1,800. Manager is Jack Cunningham. Nursery on mezzanine floor is open from 2-6 pm and is a place "where mothers may leave their children during the afternoon while they see the show. This room is in charge of a nurse who takes care of the children." Racial policy is explained: "The second balcony, where negroes are seated, is probably the best arragned place for negroes in North Carolina. They have all the conveniences that white people have and the view of the stage from the second balcony is excellent." Staff include: Miss P. O'Connor, treasurer; W. B. Jacoby, head usher; J. McCarthy, door manager; John Keenan, stage manager; R. B. Tysinger, chief electrician; and H. C. Finch, chief projectionist. Musical staff also listed. They are headed by Bert Hollowell. Ads surrounding article describe companies that assisted in the theater's construction: Harlee-Welborn Company of High Point manufactured and installed the furniture in the theater's lounges and restrooms; Oettinger Lumber Company of Greensboro manufactured the theater's woodwork; J. D. Wilkins of Greensboro funished the theater's interior railings around the boxes and galleries, the exterior ornamental railings and marquise; Joseph J. Stone & Company furnished and installed the theater's office furniture and fixtures; and Monsoon Cooling System of New York designed and manufactured the theater's cooling and ventilation system.
Associated Venues National
Associated Persons Cunningham, Jack
Associated Organizations
Repository North Carolina Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill