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Crystal Palace

21 N. Second Street, Wilmington, North Carolina

Dates of Operation 1907* - 1917*
Performance Types illustrated songs , movies (1908*) , vaudeville (1908*)
Capacity
Racial Policy
DescriptionThe Crystal Palace, situated in a downtown commercial space, was a “family” or “small-time” vaudeville theater, where programs featured motion pictures in between the main attractions.
Notes
Building NotesThe Crystal Palace was located at 21 N. Second Street, between Princess and Market Streets. It appears to have been converted from an existing storefront space in a two story building approximately 40 feet by 60 feet. It is not clear whether the Crystal Palace occupied all of the first floor of the building, or only half of it.
Associated Persons
NameRole
Peiffer, Frank W. manager
Schloss, Simeon Archibald proprietor
Associated Organizations
(less)

Commentary

  1. Crystal Palace Timeline Commentary
    Tags: family; music; program change; storefront theaters; vaudeville

Newspaper Clippings

  1. Programme Today - Crystal Palace - illustrated song
    Wilmington Star - 12/12/1907
    Tags: band or orchestra; illustrated song; music; program change; vaudeville
  2. Crystal Palace - Ad - vaudeville
    Wilmington Star - 12/22/1907
    Tags: illustrated song; vaudeville
  3. The Theater- Crystal Palace, Bijou, LeGrand
    Wilmington Star - 2/5/1909
    Tags: film title; hours of operation; minstrel shows; program change
  4. Bijou - Ad - Change of Programme Daily
    Wilmington Star - 3/16/1909
    Tags: admission price; program change
  5. Crystal Palace - Ad
    Wilmington Star - 3/16/1909
    Tags: admission price
  6. Academy of Music, Bijou, Crystal Palace, Le Grand - charity
    Wilmington Star - 3/18/1909
    Tags: admission price; charity; drugstore; film title; program change; vaudeville
  7. Bijou - charity
    Wilmington Star - 3/19/1909
    Tags: admission price; charity; film title; music; program change; seating capacity
  8. At the LeGrand - children
    Wilmington Star - 3/23/1909
    Tags: children; film title; music; program change; promotions
  9. Crystal Palace and Joyland - Ad - hours of operation
    Wilmington Star - 9/15/1910
    Tags: hours of operation; vaudeville
  10. Now Showing at the Joyland, Crystal Palace, and Bijou - illustrated songs
    Wilmington Star - 9/20/1910
    Tags: film title; illustrated song; music; vaudeville
  11. Now Showing at the Joyland, Crystal Palace, and Bijou - concessions
    Wilmington Star - 9/23/1910
    Tags: concessions; film title; morality; program change; promotions
  12. Description of Shows at Joyland, Crystal Palace, and Bijou - pianist
    Wilmington Morning Star - 10/2/1910
    Tags: children; film title; ladies and children; manager; music; pianist; program change; vaudeville
  13. Description of shows at Joyland, Crystal Palace, and Bijou
    Wilmington Morning Star - 10/13/1910
    Tags: feature film; film title; program change; vaudeville
  14. Description of Shows at Joyland, Crystal Palace, and Bijou - minstrel shows
    Wilmington Morning Star - 10/14/1910
    Tags: concessions; film title; illustrated song; minstrel shows; music; program change
  15. Description of Shows at Joyland, Crystal Palace, and Bijou - illustrated song singers
    Wilmington Morning Star - 10/15/1910
    Tags: film title; illustrated song; manager; music; program change; vaudeville
  16. At Joyland - renovation
    Wilmington Morning Star - 10/22/1910
    Tags: actualities; american indians; film title; music; promotions; renovation
  17. At the Bijou, Crystal Palace, Joyland - minstrel show
    Wilmington Star - 10/26/1910
    Tags: feature film; film title; minstrel shows; program change
  18. At the Crystal Palace, Joyland, Bijou - children
    Wilmington Star - 10/27/1910
    Tags: children; feature film; film title; program change
  19. At the Bijou, Crystal Palace, Joyland - promotion
    Wilmington Star - 10/28/1910
    Tags: children; concessions; film title; program change; promotions
  20. At the Joyland, Bijou and Crystal Palace
    Wilmington Star - 11/1/1910
    Tags: film title
  21. At Joyland, Bijou, Crystal Palace
    Wilmington Star - 11/2/1910
    Tags: film title; music
  22. At the Bijou, Crystal Palace, Joyland - ventilation
    Wilmington Star - 11/4/1910
    Tags: feature film; film title; program change; ventilation
  23. At the Crystal Palace, Bijou, Joyland - admission price
    Wilmington Star - 11/8/1910
    Tags: admission price; feature film; film title; program change
  24. At the Bijou, Crystal Palace, Joyland - vaudeville
    Wilmington Star - 11/9/1910
    Tags: film title; vaudeville
  25. At Joyland, Bijou, Crystal Palace Today
    Wilmington Star - 11/16/1910
    Tags: feature film; film title
  26. At Joyland, Bijou, Crystal Palace - program change
    Wilmington Star - 11/18/1910
    Tags: feature film; film title; program change
  27. Bijou, Crystal Palace, Joyland - program change
    Wilmington Star - 11/19/1910
    Tags: film title; program change
  28. Crystal Palace, Joyland, Bijou - program change
    Wilmington Star - 11/22/1910
    Tags: film title; program change; vaudeville
  29. At Joyland, Bijou, Crystal Palace
    Wilmington Star - 11/23/1910
    Tags: feature film; film title; program change
  30. At Crystal Palace, Bijou, Joyland - hours of operation
    Wilmington Star - 11/24/1910
    Tags: feature film; film title; hours of operation; program change
  31. Joyland, Bijou - children
    Wilmington Star - 11/25/1910
    Tags: children; film title
  32. Crystal Palace, Joyland, Bijou - program change
    Wilmington Star - 11/26/1910
    Tags: film title; program change
  33. Bijou, Joyland, Crystal Palace Today - illustrated song
    Wilmington Star - 11/29/1910
    Tags: feature film; film title; illustrated song; music
  34. At Bijou, Crystal Palace, Joyland Today - program change
    Wilmington Star - 11/30/1910
    Tags: film title; program change
  35. Joyland
    Wilmington Star - 12/2/1910
    Tags: feature film; film title; program change
  36. Joyland, Bijou, Crystal Palace - program change
    Wilmington Star - 12/6/1910
    Tags: feature film; film title; program change; vaudeville
  37. Joyland, Crystal Palace - promotion
    Wilmington Star - 12/9/1910
    Tags: concessions; film title; promotions
  38. At Joyland - film title
    Wilmington Star - 12/10/1910
    Tags: feature film; film title
  39. At Joyland, Crystal Palace - feature films
    Wilmington Star - 12/13/1910
    Tags: feature film; film title; illustrated song
  40. At Joyland, Bijou, Crystal Palace - admission price
    Wilmington Star - 12/14/1910
    Tags: admission price; film title; illustrated song
  41. At Joyland
    Wilmington Star - 12/16/1910
    Tags: film title; program change; promotions
  42. At Joyland
    Wilmington Star - 12/30/1910
    Tags: company; film title; illustrated song; music; program change; promotions
  43. At Joyland
    Wilmington Star - 12/31/1910
    Tags: band or orchestra; film title; illustrated song; ladies and children; music; newsreels; vaudeville
  44. Joyland - illustrated song singers
    Wilmington Star - 1/3/1911
    Tags: film title; illustrated song
  45. At Joyland Today - illustrated song singers
    Wilmington Star - 1/4/1911
    Tags: band or orchestra; film title; illustrated song; program change; vaudeville

City Directories

  1. City Directory of Wilmington, N.C., 1909-1910.
    unknown publication - 1909
  2. City Directory of Wilmington, N.C., 1911-1912.
    unknown publication - 1911