Documenting the American South


Going to the Show

Jacob M. Solky

Date of Birth
Date of Death
DescriptionBought the downtown property on which the Carolina, Grand, Royal and Bijou theaters were situated in 1933.
Associated Venues
Carolina 129-131 Market, Wilmington, NC owner (3/12/1933)
Grand 25 N. Front, Wilmington, NC proprietor (12/24/1910*)
Victoria 129-131 Market, Wilmington, NC proprietor (1/12/1914*)

Newspaper Clippings

  1. The Grand Theatre Opening
    Wilmington Star - 12/25/1910
    Tags: band or orchestra; company; hours of operation; illustrated song; manager; opening notice; program change; ventilation
  2. New Theatre Building - Victoria
    Wilmington Dispatch - 4/7/1913
    Tags: architect; ladies and children; manager; proposed theater; seating capacity; vaudeville; ventilation
  3. At the Victoria - vaudeville
    Wilmington Dispatch - 1/9/1914
    Tags: band or orchestra; hours of operation; ladies and children; manager; music; opening notice; vaudeville
  4. Victoria Opens Tomorrow - vaudeville
    Wilmington Star - 1/11/1914
    Tags: balcony; hours of operation; manager; opening notice; program change; seating capacity; vaudeville
  5. Building Goes On
    Wilmington Dispatch - 8/6/1914
    Tags: renovation; WWI
  6. To Enlarge Grand Theatre
    Wilmington Star - 8/22/1914
    Tags: architect; manager; renovation; seating capacity; ventilation
  7. Victoria Opens Labor Day -
    Wilmington Star - 8/30/1914
    Tags: band or orchestra; manager; music; renovation; re-opening; vaudeville; WWI
  8. Victoria Will Present Season's First Bill Labor Day
    Wilmington Dispatch - 8/31/1914
    Tags: band or orchestra; music; renovation; seasonal exhibition; vaudeville; WWI
  9. Victoria Theater - Brief Season of Moving Pictures
    Wilmington Dispatch - 11/30/1914
    Tags: admission price; balcony, racially segregated; feature film; film title; program change; racial policy; seating capacity; vaudeville; ventilation; WWI
  10. Solky Theaters Under New Manager - Victoria, Grand
    Wilmington Dispatch - 4/10/1915
    Tags: admission price; feature film; manager
  11. Theatre Deal Closed Today - Howard and Wells are Now Lessees of Both Victoria and Grand Theatres
    Wilmington Star - 11/10/1915
    Tags: manager
  12. Close Deal for Theatres - Messrs. Howard and Wells, Owners of Bijou and Royal, Secure Leases on Victoria and Grand
    Wilmington Star - 11/11/1915
    Tags: manager
  13. For Rent--Rooms in the Grand Theater Building - Ad
    Wilmington Dispatch - 7/9/1922
  14. Theaters Sold - Grand, Victoria
    unknown publication - 4/3/1923
    Tags: change in owner; manager
  15. Sulke Buys In Theatre Sites
    Wilmington News - 3/12/1933
    Tags: change in owner
  16. Four Theatre Sites Advertised For Sale
    Wilmington News - 4/13/1933
    Tags: closing
  17. Trustee To Sell Theater Sites
    Wilmington Star - 4/13/1933
    Tags: closing
  18. Howard & Wells Sue J.M. Sulke
    Wilmington Star - 8/2/1933
    Tags: company; licensing; manager; notable
  19. G.W. Bailey Will Reopen Carolina
    Wilmington News - 8/1/1934
    Tags: manager; renovation; sound films; ventilation
  20. Carolina Theatre Being Remodeled
    Wilmington Star - 8/2/1934
    Tags: manager; renovation; re-opening; sound films; ventilation
  21. Colony is Closed - Theatre Began as the Victoria - No Plans For Old Structure
    Wilmington Star - 10/31/1974
    Tags: actualities; alias; architect; band or orchestra; closing; company; feature film; film title; hotel; manager; name change; renovation; re-opening; seating capacity; sound films; vaudeville
  22. The Colony Comes Down - Victoria - alias
    Wilmington Star - 4/24/1975
    Tags: alias; architect; company; feature film; film title; manager; name change; renovation; seating capacity; sound films; vaudeville