Documenting the American South


Going to the Show


104 W. Main, Gastonia, North Carolina

Dates of Operation 4/2/1914* - 1921*
Performance Types movies , vaudeville
Racial Policy white
Notescolored nurses accompanying children will be admitted; Showed only Keiths Vaudeville (along with movies); stopped advertising in late 1918/early 19199/11/2008 AHN added theater; 9/12/2008 AHN added racial policy; 12/18/2008 AHN consolidated this theatre with an unnamed theater that opened around 1915 according to the Sanborn map (listed in artifacts)
Building Notes
Associated Persons
Estridge, J.A. unknown
Northey, Robert F. unknown
R. V. Barkley, Manager unknown
Associated Organizations

Newspaper Clippings

  1. Cozy - Ad - opening notice
    Gastonia Gazette - 3/31/1914
    Tags: admission price; band or orchestra; manager; opening notice; vaudeville
  2. Cozy - Ad - new management
    Gastonia Gazette - 6/16/1914
    Tags: admission price; children; film title; hours of operation; manager
  3. Cozy - Ad - Under Entirely New Management
    Gastonia Gazette - 7/7/1914
    Tags: admission price; manager; morality; vaudeville; ventilation
  4. At the Movies - Broadway, Ideal, Cozy
    Gastonia Gazette - 2/22/1916
    Tags: feature film; film title
  5. At the Movies - Ideal, Broadway, Cozy
    Gastonia Gazette - 2/25/1916
    Tags: film title
  6. At the Movies…Benefits at Broadway and Ideal - charity
    Gastonia Gazette - 8/17/1917
    Tags: charity; feature film; film title; manager