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Le Grand Theatre - New Moving Picture House on Market Street - Opens This Evening

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Title Le Grand Theatre - New Moving Picture House on Market Street - Opens This Evening
Date 1/20/1909
Item Type Newspaper (article)
Publication
Description Unidentified paper clipping announcing opening of Le Grand Theater in Bonitz Building, corner of 2nd and Market. Under proprietorship of W.B. Wells and L. H. Partin, both "well known Wilmington citizens." States that it has largest capacity of any theater in town and mentions separate entrances for blacks (2nd St) and for whites (Market). Subsequent article (2-4-1909) says that W.B. Wells died and now theater is run by Partin and C.S. Denny.
Notes In the 1909 Wilmington City Directory, M.L. Partin is listed as the proprietor of The Grand at 129 Market Street, along with C.S. "Denney." L.H. Partin is listed as a grocer. M.L. Partin and C.S. "Denny" are also listed as the proprietors of the LeGrand in a 1974 article about the closing of the Colony Theater.
Associated Venues LeGrand
Associated Persons Denny, Charles S.
Partin, M.L.
Wells, Washington B.
Associated Organizations
Repository Reaves Collection
Courtesy New Hanover Public Library