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Academy of Music

114 N. Third, Wilmington, North Carolina

Dates of Operation 3/16/1897* - unknown
Performance Types movies , traveling movie show (3/16/1906*)
Capacity
Racial Policy
Description
Notes
Building Notes
Associated Persons
NameRole
Schloss, Simeon Archibald lessee (1913*)
Shepard, Archie L. traveling exhibitor (3/16/1906*)
Associated Organizations
NameRelationship
Howard Moving Picture Company unknown (12/5/1906*)
Howard-Wells Amusement Company unknown (1917*)
Schloss Theaters unknown (1913*)
Shepard's Moving Picture Company unknown (3/16/1906*)
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Newspaper Clippings

  1. Moving Pictures To-Night - illustrated song singers
    Wilmington Star - 2/16/1905
    Tags: charity; illustrated song; manager
  2. Academy of Music- "Kersand's Minstrels"- Minstrelsy
    Wilmington Messenger - 1/13/1906
    Tags: minstrel shows; opera house; racial policy
  3. Academy of Music- "Stage Crew Struck"- Mixed Race Audiences
    Wilmington Messenger - 1/13/1906
    Tags: minstrel shows; racial policy
  4. Academy of Music - Ad - admission price
    Wilmington Star - 3/16/1906
    Tags: admission price; company; traveling exhibitor
  5. Shepard's Moving Pictures - Academy of Music
    Wilmington Star - 3/16/1906
    Tags: film title; traveling exhibitor
  6. Moving Pictures Friday - illustrated songs
    Wilmington Star - 12/5/1906
    Tags: admission price; company; illustrated song; projection problems
  7. Academy of Music- "Billy Kersand Monday"- Minstrelsy
    Wilmington Dispatch - 5/1/1907
    Tags: minstrel shows; racial policy
  8. The Moving Picture Theatres - All Doing a Rushing Business These Days and Are Presenting Fine Programs - Academy, Theatorium, Bijou, Edisonian
    Wilmington Dispatch - 7/9/1907
    Tags: admission price; film title; religious films
  9. At the Summer Theatres - Bijou, Theatorium, Academy - illustrated songs
    Wilmington Star - 7/29/1907
    Tags: film title; illustrated song; program change
  10. Academy of Music, Bijou, LeGrand
    Wilmington Star - 2/6/1909
    Tags: film title; minstrel shows; program change; renovation
  11. Academy of Music - Ad - admission price
    Wilmington Star - 3/16/1909
    Tags: admission price; film title
  12. Bijou - Ad - Change of Programme Daily
    Wilmington Star - 3/16/1909
    Tags: admission price; program change
  13. Academy of Music, Bijou, Crystal Palace, Le Grand - charity
    Wilmington Star - 3/18/1909
    Tags: admission price; charity; drugstore; film title; program change; vaudeville
  14. Bijou - charity
    Wilmington Star - 3/19/1909
    Tags: admission price; charity; film title; music; program change; seating capacity
  15. At the Joyland, Academy of Music - actualities
    Wilmington Star - 11/5/1910
    Tags: actualities; film title
  16. At Joyland, Bijou, Crystal Palace - program change
    Wilmington Star - 11/18/1910
    Tags: feature film; film title; program change
  17. At Joyland
    Wilmington Star - 12/31/1910
    Tags: band or orchestra; film title; illustrated song; ladies and children; music; newsreels; vaudeville
  18. New Theatre For City
    Wilmington Star - 1/30/1914
    Tags: company; manager; minstrel shows; proposed theater; vaudeville
  19. Builds Theatre - Howard and Wells to Lease House to be Erected by Schuster on Front - Airdome
    Wilmington Dispatch - 10/22/1914
    Tags: architect; manager; proposed theater; seating capacity; vaudeville
  20. 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
  21. Academy of Music- "Fisk Singers Pleased"- Audiences and Race
    Wilmington Dispatch - 3/16/1917
    Tags: music; racial policy
  22. Victoria to be Made Beautiful
    Wilmington Dispatch - 7/22/1917
    Tags: renovation
  23. Motion Picture History In the Making In Story of Local Theatrical Moguls
    Wilmington Dispatch - 4/13/1919
    Tags: program change; tent; ventilation
  24. "Hayes Pleased at the Academy"- Audiences and Race
    Wilmington Dispatch - 5/26/1919
    Tags: music; racial policy
  25. "Negro Tenor at Academy Tonight"- Audiences and Race
    Wilmington Dispatch - 5/26/1919
    Tags: music; racial policy
  26. Howard-Wells Amusement Company, Bijou Amusement Company - Ad
    Wilmington Star - 9/28/1919
    Tags: company; program change; vaudeville
  27. 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
  28. Howard Funeral Tuesday Morning - company
    Wilmington News - 3/7/1938
    Tags: company; manager
  29. 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
  30. 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

Periodicals

  1. Shepard's Moving Pictures - Academy of Music - traveling exhibitor
    New York Dramatic Mirror - 3/31/1906
    Tags: traveling exhibitor