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Ideal

127 W. Main, Gastonia, North Carolina

Dates of Operation 6/26/1913* - 1927*
Performance Types movies
Capacity 550 (1926*)
Racial Policy white
Description
NotesCraver's Ideal Theatre replaced Beard's Theato. The theater opened after renovations on Thursday June 26 1913
Building Notes
Associated Persons
NameRole
Estridge, J. A. proprietor (1926*)
Simpson, J.E. proprietor (1926*)
Associated Organizations
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Newspaper Clippings

  1. Ideal - Ad - opening notice
    Gastonia Gazette - 6/24/1913
    Tags: closing; manager; name change; opening notice; renovation
  2. Ideal - Ad - opening notice
    Gastonia Gazette - 9/2/1913
    Tags: admission price; hours of operation; manager; music; opening notice; ventilation
  3. Ideal - Ad - racial policy
    Gastonia Gazette - 9/9/1913
    Tags: admission price; children; hours of operation; racial policy
  4. Finishing touches on perfection of projection of pictures - Ideal
    Gastonia Gazette - 12/11/1914
    Tags: projection problems; renovation
  5. At the Movies - Broadway, Ideal, Cozy
    Gastonia Gazette - 2/22/1916
    Tags: feature film; film title
  6. At the Movies - Ideal, Broadway, Cozy
    Gastonia Gazette - 2/25/1916
    Tags: film title
  7. At the Movies…Benefits at Broadway and Ideal - charity
    Gastonia Gazette - 8/17/1917
    Tags: charity; feature film; film title; manager