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Victoria Theater

67 Pollock, New Bern, North Carolina

Dates of Operation 2/18/1910* - 1913*
Performance Types illustrated songs , movies
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Notesweekly raffle announced (Short passing events, New Bern Daily Journal, March 3, 1910, p. 4); winning raffle ticket posted in New Bern Daily Journal (Short passing events, New Bern Daily Journal, March 5, 1910, p. 4); Closed indefinitely on Sept 19, 1911 when Abram Block (owner and manager) traveled out of town (Short passing events, New Bern Daily Journal, September 20, 1911, p. 4); it turns out Block moved to Beaufort and around February 1913 became proprietor of a theater there (Show Moving Pictures at Beaufort, New Bern Daily Journal, February 8, 1913, p. 8)
Building Notesstage added, new scenery painted, and other improvements made in preparation for the intro of vaudeville (Short passing events, New Bern Daily Journal, March 16, 1910, p. 4); several rows of seats added to balcony and two electric fans installed (Short passing events, New Bern Daily Journal, May 21, 1910, p. 4); large ceiling fan installed in back of theater (Short passing events, New Bern Daily Journal, May 27, 1910, p. 4); tall flag pole with electric light at pinnacle was installed on roof (Short passing events, New Bern Daily Journal, May 28, 1910, p. 4); closed by 1913 (Sanborn Fire Insurance Map, 1913, p. 5)
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Newspaper Clippings

  1. Opening of Victoria a Success
    New Bern Daily Journal - 2/19/1910
    Tags: opening notice
  2. Ad, "Victoria Tonight"
    New Bern Daily Journal - 3/1/1910
    Tags: hours of operation; illustrated song; music
  3. Short passing events
    New Bern Daily Journal - 3/16/1910
    Tags: admission price; hours of operation; music; renovation; vaudeville
  4. Ad - Victoria
    New Bern Daily Journal - 4/1/1910
    Tags: music; vaudeville
  5. Hallie Mack Shows All Week May 9th
    New Bern Daily Journal - 5/11/1910
    Tags: admission price; hours of operation; program change; traveling exhibitor; vaudeville
  6. New Bern has but one moving picture and vaudeville show - Victoria closing
    New Bern Daily Journal - 9/20/1911
    Tags: closing; manager; vaudeville