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Close Deal for Theatres - Messrs. Howard and Wells, Owners of Bijou and Royal, Secure Leases on Victoria and Grand

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Title Close Deal for Theatres - Messrs. Howard and Wells, Owners of Bijou and Royal, Secure Leases on Victoria and Grand
Date 11/11/1915
Item Type Newspaper (article)
Publication Wilmington Star
Description Article says that Howard and Wells, owners of the Bijou and Royal will become lessees of the Grand and Victoria, putting them in control of "all the amusements houses in the city" with exception of Academy of Music. Grand and Victoria are owned by J. M. Solky, who operated them until last July when he leased them to Deluca Bros of Bowden N.C. for 4 years. Howard and Wells have taken over the lease with poss. of renewal for 5 years. Grand will be continued as a movie house with P. W. Wells in charge.
Notes
Associated Venues Academy of Music
Bijou
Grand
Royal
Victoria
Associated Persons Deluca Brothers
Howard, James Fox
Solky, Jacob M.
Wells, Percy W.
Associated Organizations
Repository Reaves Collection
Courtesy New Hanover Public Library