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Joyland Theatre

129 Market Street, Wilmington, North Carolina

Dates of Operation 9/1909* - 1911*
Performance Types illustrated songs , movies
Capacity
Racial Policy
DescriptionThe Joyland took over the space previously occupied by the LeGrand Theater. The venue’s owner, a professional musician, was from Newark, New Jersey.
NotesManager Ed Reilly also sang illustrated songs.
Building NotesThe Joyland was a downtown storefront movie theater located in one of the two storefront spaces on the first floor of the Bonitz Hotel Building at 129 Market Street, near the corner of Market and Second Street in downtown Wilmington. The space is noted on the 1910 Sanborn map as "moving pictures," and is approximately 20 feet wide and 75 feet deep.
Associated Persons
NameRole
Banks, Frank singer (9/20/1909)
Jones, Dessie pianist
Lane, Ben pianist
Martin, A. Whinton projectionist
Peiffer, Frank W. proprietor (9/1909*)
Ramos, Joe pianist (1910*)
Reilly, Ed J. manager (1910*)
Winner, Zeb pianist (1910*)
Associated Organizations
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Commentary

  1. Joyland Ledger Commentary
  2. Joyland Timeline Commentary
    Tags: illustrated song; ladies and children; storefront theaters
  3. LeGrand Theater Timeline Commentary
    Tags: manager; racial policy; storefront theaters

Newspaper Clippings

  1. The New Picture Theatre - Oh, "Joyland" Will be Opened This Week
    Wilmington Dispatch - 9/20/1909
    Tags: illustrated song; ladies and children; music; opening notice; proposed theater; renovation
  2. Crystal Palace and Joyland - Ad - hours of operation
    Wilmington Star - 9/15/1910
    Tags: hours of operation; vaudeville
  3. Now Showing at the Joyland, Crystal Palace, and Bijou - illustrated songs
    Wilmington Star - 9/20/1910
    Tags: film title; illustrated song; music; vaudeville
  4. Now Showing at the Joyland, Crystal Palace, and Bijou - concessions
    Wilmington Star - 9/23/1910
    Tags: concessions; film title; morality; program change; promotions
  5. 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
  6. Joyland - Ad - hours of operation
    Wilmington Morning Star - 10/11/1910
    Tags: hours of operation
  7. 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
  8. At Joyland - renovation
    Wilmington Morning Star - 10/22/1910
    Tags: actualities; american indians; film title; music; promotions; renovation
  9. At the Bijou, Crystal Palace, Joyland - minstrel show
    Wilmington Star - 10/26/1910
    Tags: feature film; film title; minstrel shows; program change
  10. At the Crystal Palace, Joyland, Bijou - children
    Wilmington Star - 10/27/1910
    Tags: children; feature film; film title; program change
  11. At the Bijou, Crystal Palace, Joyland - promotion
    Wilmington Star - 10/28/1910
    Tags: children; concessions; film title; program change; promotions
  12. At the Bijou, Joyland - color films
    Wilmington Star - 10/29/1910
    Tags: actualities; color films; film title; program change
  13. At the Joyland - ventilation
    Wilmington Star - 10/30/1910
    Tags: film title; ventilation
  14. At the Joyland, Bijou and Crystal Palace
    Wilmington Star - 11/1/1910
    Tags: film title
  15. At Joyland, Bijou, Crystal Palace
    Wilmington Star - 11/2/1910
    Tags: film title; music
  16. At Bijou, Joyland - program change
    Wilmington Star - 11/3/1910
    Tags: film title; program change
  17. At the Bijou, Crystal Palace, Joyland - ventilation
    Wilmington Star - 11/4/1910
    Tags: feature film; film title; program change; ventilation
  18. At the Joyland, Academy of Music - actualities
    Wilmington Star - 11/5/1910
    Tags: actualities; film title
  19. At the Joyland, Bijou - children
    Wilmington Star - 11/6/1910
    Tags: children; feature film; film title; morality; program change
  20. At the Crystal Palace, Bijou, Joyland - admission price
    Wilmington Star - 11/8/1910
    Tags: admission price; feature film; film title; program change
  21. At the Bijou, Crystal Palace, Joyland - vaudeville
    Wilmington Star - 11/9/1910
    Tags: film title; vaudeville
  22. Candy Day At Joyland
    Wilmington Star - 11/11/1910
    Tags: concessions; feature film; film title; illustrated song; promotions
  23. Joyland Theater - promotion for young ladies
    Wilmington Star - 11/12/1910
    Tags: children; film title; promotions
  24. At Joyland - promotion
    Wilmington Star - 11/13/1910
    Tags: children; feature film; film title; promotions
  25. At the Bijou, Joyland
    Wilmington Star - 11/15/1910
    Tags: film title; illustrated song
  26. At Joyland, Bijou, Crystal Palace Today
    Wilmington Star - 11/16/1910
    Tags: feature film; film title
  27. At Joyland
    Wilmington Star - 11/17/1910
    Tags: feature film; film title; hours of operation; program change
  28. At Joyland, Bijou, Crystal Palace - program change
    Wilmington Star - 11/18/1910
    Tags: feature film; film title; program change
  29. Bijou, Crystal Palace, Joyland - program change
    Wilmington Star - 11/19/1910
    Tags: film title; program change
  30. Joyland - program change
    Wilmington Star - 11/20/1910
    Tags: film title; program change
  31. Crystal Palace, Joyland, Bijou - program change
    Wilmington Star - 11/22/1910
    Tags: film title; program change; vaudeville
  32. At Joyland, Bijou, Crystal Palace
    Wilmington Star - 11/23/1910
    Tags: feature film; film title; program change
  33. At Crystal Palace, Bijou, Joyland - hours of operation
    Wilmington Star - 11/24/1910
    Tags: feature film; film title; hours of operation; program change
  34. Joyland, Bijou - children
    Wilmington Star - 11/25/1910
    Tags: children; film title
  35. Crystal Palace, Joyland, Bijou - program change
    Wilmington Star - 11/26/1910
    Tags: film title; program change
  36. At Bijou, Joyland - American Indians
    Wilmington Star - 11/27/1910
    Tags: american indians; film title; program change
  37. Bijou, Joyland, Crystal Palace Today - illustrated song
    Wilmington Star - 11/29/1910
    Tags: feature film; film title; illustrated song; music
  38. At Bijou, Crystal Palace, Joyland Today - program change
    Wilmington Star - 11/30/1910
    Tags: film title; program change
  39. At Joyland
    Wilmington Star - 12/1/1910
    Tags: actualities; film title
  40. Joyland
    Wilmington Star - 12/2/1910
    Tags: feature film; film title; program change
  41. At Joyland - children
    Wilmington Star - 12/4/1910
    Tags: children; film title
  42. Joyland, Bijou, Crystal Palace - program change
    Wilmington Star - 12/6/1910
    Tags: feature film; film title; program change; vaudeville
  43. Joyland, Bijou - program change
    Wilmington Star - 12/8/1910
    Tags: actualities; feature film; film title; program change
  44. Joyland, Crystal Palace - promotion
    Wilmington Star - 12/9/1910
    Tags: concessions; film title; promotions
  45. At Joyland - film title
    Wilmington Star - 12/10/1910
    Tags: feature film; film title
  46. Joyland - feature films
    Wilmington Star - 12/10/1910
    Tags: company; feature film; film title; manager
  47. At Joyland, Crystal Palace - feature films
    Wilmington Star - 12/13/1910
    Tags: feature film; film title; illustrated song
  48. At Joyland, Bijou, Crystal Palace - admission price
    Wilmington Star - 12/14/1910
    Tags: admission price; film title; illustrated song
  49. At Joyland
    Wilmington Star - 12/16/1910
    Tags: film title; program change; promotions
  50. At Joyland - film title
    Wilmington Star - 12/17/1910
    Tags: film title; promotions
  51. At Joyland - program change
    Wilmington Star - 12/18/1910
    Tags: company; film title; program change
  52. At Joyland - program change
    Wilmington Star - 12/22/1910
    Tags: feature film; film title; program change
  53. At Joyland - program change
    Wilmington Star - 12/23/1910
    Tags: feature film; film title; program change
  54. At Joyland
    Wilmington Star - 12/24/1910
    Tags: admission price; film title
  55. At Joyland
    Wilmington Star - 12/30/1910
    Tags: company; film title; illustrated song; music; program change; promotions
  56. At Joyland
    Wilmington Star - 12/31/1910
    Tags: band or orchestra; film title; illustrated song; ladies and children; music; newsreels; vaudeville
  57. At Joyland - illustrated song singers
    Wilmington Star - 1/1/1911
    Tags: film title; illustrated song; program change
  58. Joyland - illustrated song singers
    Wilmington Star - 1/3/1911
    Tags: film title; illustrated song
  59. At Joyland Today - illustrated song singers
    Wilmington Star - 1/4/1911
    Tags: band or orchestra; film title; illustrated song; program change; vaudeville