Edison Theatre: 0050.0979

NEW EDISON THEATRE. –

                The new Edison theatre will be open to the public on Monday evening, January 6th.  This new enterprise is located in the old Wentworth hall, but one would not recognize the old place at all, so lavish has been the application of paint and other decorative material.  Mr. Cosgrove, the manager, has had years of experience in the moving picture and illustrated song form of entertainment and has arranged the little house so that it is not only comfortable but quite pretty.  It is interesting to note that the Cosgrove Concert company, of which Mr. Cosgrove was then the manager, gave the first show ever given in Cranbrook.  He brought his company in by way of Golden, by stage and gave his concert in what is now the Co-operative Stores.  This was early in 1898 before the railway had reached Cranbrook.  Mr. Cosgrove assures the Herald that he will have a thoroughly up-to-date show, clean and absolutely free from vulgarity and he will cater specially to ladies and children.  The price of admission will be 15 cents for adults and 10 cents for children.

0050.0979: Edison Theatre

Old Wentworth hall to be the site of Cranbrook's new Edison theatre, after being repainted and redecorated.

Medium:  Newspaper - Text
Date:  January 2, 1908
Pages:  8
Publisher:  Cranbrook Herald
Collection:  Columbia Basin Institute (0050)

Keywords:

edison theatre manager moving picture illustrated song entertainment admission

Subjects:

People arrow Cosgrovearrow
Cities arrow Cranbrook arrow Entertainmentarrow
Cities arrow Cranbrook arrow Firstsarrow
Cities arrow Cranbrook arrow Businesses arrow Hotels, Motels, Boarding Houses arrow Wentwortharrow
Cities arrow Cranbrook arrow Businesses arrow Retailers arrow Co-Operative Storearrow
Cities arrow Cranbrook arrow Buildings arrow Edison Theatrearrow

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