New Standard Theatre

Item Info

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

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 Longitude:-75.161029
Geocode Latitude:39.943080

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