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New Odeon

126 Market, Wilmington, North Carolina

Dates of Operation 5/24/1907* - 6/1907
Performance Types movies
Capacity
Racial Policy white (5/24/1907*)
DescriptionThe Odeon Theater, which opened April 1, 1907, became the New Odeon with a change of management in late May 1907, when the Odeon manager, A.F. Dahmer, absconded with $100 in early May.
NotesBy June 14, 1907, the New Odeon had changed its name and ownership once again, becoming the Edisonian.
Building Notes
Associated Persons
NameRole
Lillycrop, John H. manager (5/24/1907*)
Lillycrop, Mary manager (5/24/1907*)
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Commentary

  1. Odeon Timeline Commentary
    Tags: children; fire; racial policy

Newspaper Clippings

  1. The New Odeon - Popular Moving Picture Theatre Under New Management Now - name change
    Wilmington Star - 5/24/1907
    Tags: admission price; alias; manager; morality; name change; program change; racial policy