Documenting the American South


Going to the Show

Howard-Wells Amusement Company

Associated Venues
Academy of Music 114 N. Third, Wilmington, NC unknown (1917*)

Newspaper Clippings

  1. Victoria Will Open Soon - renovation
    Wilmington Star - 8/25/1916
    Tags: band or orchestra; company; manager; music; program change; renovation; re-opening; vaudeville
  2. Victoria Opens Tomorrow - orchestra
    Wilmington Star - 9/10/1916
    Tags: band or orchestra; company; manager; music; opening notice; vaudeville
  3. Royal Opening Tomorrow - architect
    Wilmington Star - 12/17/1916
    Tags: admission price; architect; balcony; company; renovation; re-opening; vaudeville
  4. Victoria to be Made Beautiful
    Wilmington Dispatch - 7/22/1917
    Tags: renovation
  5. Howard-Wells Amusement Company, Bijou Amusement Company - Ad
    Wilmington Star - 9/28/1919
    Tags: company; program change; vaudeville
  6. Royal Theater Reopens Aug. 23
    Wilmington Star - 8/15/1920
    Tags: band or orchestra; company; hours of operation; manager; music; organ; renovation; re-opening; vaudeville
  7. Theaters Sold - Grand, Victoria
    unknown publication - 4/3/1923
    Tags: change in owner; manager
  8. Theater Building To Be Remodeled
    Wilmington News - 4/30/1923
    Tags: closing; manager; storefront theaters
  9. New Lessee Local Theatres Assumes Charge Property - Royal, Victoria - racial policy
    Wilmington Star - 7/31/1923
    Tags: admission price; balcony; band or orchestra; change in owner; company; film title; hours of operation; manager; music; program change; racial policy; vaudeville
  10. Full Orchestral Accompaniment to Pictures Planned - Victoria
    Wilmington News Dispatch - 12/7/1923
    Tags: band or orchestra; music; pianist
  11. Amusement Company Will Lease Properties After Last of the Old Year - Victoria, Royal, Bijou
    Wilmington Dispatch - 12/24/1923
    Tags: admission price; change in owner; company; manager
  12. J. Marcus Leases Theaters Operated by Amusement Co. - May Open Another Picture Show on Front Street - Deal Effective January 1
    Wilmington Star - 12/25/1923
    Tags: company; manager; proposed theater; storefront theaters
  13. Victoria Theater Closed
    Wilmington News Dispatch - 6/9/1924
    Tags: closing; company; manager
  14. Bain to Manage Victoria Theatre
    Wilmington News Dispatch - 6/5/1925
    Tags: company; manager
  15. Sulke Buys In Theatre Sites
    Wilmington News - 3/12/1933
    Tags: change in owner
  16. Howard Funeral Tuesday Morning - company
    Wilmington News - 3/7/1938
    Tags: company; manager
  17. 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
  18. 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