Documenting the American South


Going to the Show

Gayety Theatre

18 North Pack Sq., Asheville, North Carolina

Dates of Operation 1907* - 1912*
Performance Types movies
Racial Policy
Descriptioncontinuous performances Monday,Wednesday, and Friday. orchestra, "Refined Vaudeville". admission price 5 cents for matinee and evening performances.
NotesLynch, Stephen A. (President) (resident of New York); found name of pianist in 1909; ownership and management of theater changed hands 10-03-1909 found article in Asheville Citizen; management of theater changed hands May 25, 1910 article managers Mathod and Gardner
Building Notes
Associated Persons
Cleveland proprietor
Collister E. E. proprietor
Ernestine M. Dauel pianist
Gardner manager
Lynch, S. A. manager
Mathod manager
McLaurin proprietor
Moore proprietor
William C. proprietor
Associated Organizations

Newspaper Clippings

  1. Gayety - Ad - first ad
    Asheville Citizen - 11/5/1907
    Tags: admission price; ladies and children; program change
  2. Gayety Opens to a Packed House
    Asheville Citizen - 11/5/1907
    Tags: admission price; opening notice; program change; renovation; storefront theaters
  3. Gayety, Lyric, Arcade, and Crescent Theaters - Ad
    Asheville Citizen - 4/25/1908
    Tags: admission price; children; hours of operation; illustrated song; music; program change; promotions; vaudeville
  4. Gayety Theatre - vaudeville
    Asheville Citizen - 5/5/1908
    Tags: illustrated song; music; program change; vaudeville
  5. Lyric Theatre - Ad - manager name and picture
    Asheville Citizen - 6/4/1908
    Tags: ladies and children; manager; promotions
  6. Gayety Theatre -
    Asheville Citizen - 6/6/1908
    Tags: color films; film title
  7. Gayety Theatre - pianist
    Asheville Citizen - 3/25/1909
    Tags: music; notable; pianist
  8. Gayety Theatre, Palace Theatre - change in ownership and management
    Asheville Citizen - 10/3/1909
    Tags: manager