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New Standard Theatre

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Item No: pdcc00105
Title: New Standard Theatre
Additional Title: Presenting Weekly the Best and Strongest Attractions at Popular Prices.
Historic Street Address: 1124 South Street
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection
Notes:

Owned by Black entrepeneur John T. Gibson, this theatre featured noted Black American entertainers of the 1920s including Duke Ellington and Ethel Waters. The theatre attracted multi-racial audiences until it closed in 1931. Opened in 1888, the theatre became a movie house before being torn down in 1951.


Geocode Latitude: Geocode Latitude:39.943080
Geocode Longitude:-75.161029

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.2
Creator Name: Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler
Gibson, John T., 1878-1937
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974
Waters, Ethel, 1896-1977