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The New Odeon - Popular Moving Picture Theatre Under New Management Now - name change

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Title The New Odeon - Popular Moving Picture Theatre Under New Management Now - name change
Date 5/24/1907
Item Type Newspaper (article)
Publication Wilmington Star
Description Odeon becomes New Odeon with change of management. New manager is Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Lillycrop, from Charlotte. Announces that he will continue to play to whites only.
Notes This change in management occurs in wake of A.F. Dahmer's disappearance in early May. Speaks to volatile management situation of early theatres. However a month later in June 1907, Lillycrop sold theater to J.C. Vereen and Wagstaff who change the name to Edisonian, but announce that they will move to another location in late June away from the "ill-fated stand on Market Street"
Associated Venues New Odeon
Odeon
Associated Persons Dahmer, A. Fred
Lillycrop, John H.
Lillycrop, Mary
Associated Organizations
Repository Reaves Collection
Courtesy New Hanover Public Library