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Boxoffice-January.03.1953

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. . M. . . Dave . . . Mrs, . . Senn . . Al . . Herman . . The KANSAS CITY IJookers and Salesmen of the local 20th-Fox branch received an extra Christmas bonus for their part in a successful cartoon drive that ran 52 weeks . A. Levy, 20th-Fox division manager. Minneapolis, will preside at a regional meeting in Milwaukee January 12. J. R. Neger, local manager, and members of the sales staff will attend . Gold reports that the same office repsonded well to the recent Will Rogers Memorial Drive. . . Jim Lewis was in Bob Krause, RKO office manager, spent Christmas in Sioux Falls. S. D. . . . Johnny Wangberg, salesman in the same office, spent some time in Omaha . Maryville. Mo., RKO billing on business . . . Loretta Cross. clerk, has announced her engagement Lester Zucker. U-I district . . . manager, returned from a trip to Cleveland. A room is being readied on the first floor PDCn llfCPTCDM STAGE EQUIPMENT COMPANY .UIILni IfLUILIIIl. I rVCRVTHINC ro* THE STAGE • AUDITORIUM • LOB BOX CFFICE • 1314 Crand *>c . CHAIRS REBUILT nr~ YOUR THEATRE By Experts in Their Field Write for Quotations Chicago Used Choir Mort 829 So. State St. Chicago 5 THEATRE Satisfaction — Always MISSOURI SUPPLY COMPANY L. I. KIMBRIEL. Manager Phone BAIIimoie 3070 IIS W. ISth Kansas City 8. Mo. CANDY - POPCORN - SEASONING For THEATRES and DRIVE-INS —Send For Price List— Freight Prepaid on $100.00 or More KAYLINE CANDY CO. 1220 S. Michigan Chicago 5, III. STEBBINS THEATRE KIlNStS CItT a. HO Equipment Co. 5^v of the Universal building to be used by the .sales staff. The space has been used for storage. New storm windows also were put up. . , Jules Sercowitz, Columbia e.xploiteer, left here for Oklahoma . . . Kenneth Quinn is now doing the booking and buying for the Meade Theatre. Kingman, Kas. . . . F*at Summers, Poppers . . . Bea Freeman, AA secretary, spent Christmas in Denver Supply, returned to Cleveland for a short visit ... Ed Darling, Theatre Enterprises, Dallas, was a Filmrow visitor . . . Ben Marcus, Columbia division manager, made a routine trip to Omaha. He is scheduled to be in New York January 6 for a one-day meeting Helen Ward's son was home for the holidays from a military academy in Roswell. N. M. She is secretary to the manager at WB. . . . Warner . John Basham, drive-in operator at Topeka, left on a California vacation Bros, will tradescreen "The Jazz Singer" January Harold Hume, Fox Midwest 14 . . booker, was on vacation Lawler, head of the Pox Midwest publicity department, was recently elected vice-president of the Chamber of Commerce in charge of publicity. E. D. Van Duyne. district manager for RCA Service Co.. was in Omaha . Hughes. RCA field engineer, is to be transferred from the Kansas City territory, to Omaha . . . Mrs. Martha Kelly, secretary to the UA manager, visited her family in Texas . 111- mer, reopened his Southtown and Tivoli theatres Mr. and Mrs. Bill Lowery, office . . . manager at Shreve Theatre Supply Co., were on vacation in Texas and Oklahoma . . . J. W. Young, bookkeeper at the same office, was a patient at Menorah hospital. iVIr. and Mrs. D. L. Kisor, Mount Rose, Mo., have opened a new theatre in Shell City. Mo. The house was fully equipped by Shreve Theatre Supply . . . Visitors along the Row included Woodrow Rife. Knobnoster, Mo.; Mr. and Mrs. Fi'ank O'Dell. Butler. Mo.; Bob Robinson. Grant City, Mo.; and Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Adkins, Arcadia, Kas. . . . "The Stars Are Singing" will be screened by Paramount January 5. Arnold Gould, manager of the Capitol Theatre, Jefferson City, and wife were in town. The house is operated by the Durwood circuit Daisy Zeh. was pre.sented with a watch, scroll and a 25-year pin for her time as a Paramount inspector in Kansas City. The event took place at the company's Christmas party. The scroll was signed by the company's leading executives. . . . The local Paramount branch finished second in the nation in the recent Greater Confidence drive, which ran 13 weeks, ending November 29. The Motion Picture Ass'n of Greater Kansas City has purchased a 16mm projector and screen to be used by the Cancer societies of Clay. Johnson and Wyandotte counties. To Jerry Davis goes the script-writing chore for "Pocahontas," which Hayes Goetz is producing for Allied. CHICAGO Everybody is still in the dark about when Chicagoans may expect to view Cinerama. While the dickering for plans to bring the new form of film production here continues, the wonders of three-dimension films are being witnes.sed at the Telenews Theatre, where Tri-Opticon is having a highly successful run. Sylvan Goldfinger. general manager, says that the theatre, which is celebrating its 13th anniversary, is doing the biggest business in its history. . . . . James Coston, head of Coston circuit, is spending the holidays with relatives in Los Angeles . . Chicago Theatre manager Ray Thompson is wearing a lapel button. "I Like Ice," because of the new ice skating stage show that opened there Christmas day Edward Arnold was here for location shots on "The City That Never Sleeps," and now has returned to Hollywood. . . Producer Judy Garland and her manager-husband Sid Luft were Chicago visitors over the weekend. They were en route to New York for a short vacation before Judy goes to work on her next picture "A Star Is Born" . John Auer and his cast of "The City That Never Sleeps." part of which was filmed here, departed with high praise for Rep. John Klucznsky. He fed the actors and technical crew every midnight . cashiers and ushers of Balaban & Katz circuit got a fivecent hourly raise starting January 1. Mrs. Bob Gardner, wife of the theatre supply dealer, is recovering from pneumonia . . . The B&K Chicago Theatre is getting a new marque and vertical sign. It is being installed by the Whiteway Electric Sign Service Co. New carpets are included among the first of the year improvements. "Bwana Devil," first feature-length motion picture produced for Natural Vision threedimensional process, will open January 25 at the B&K Chicago . . . Jo.seph Canick, projectionist and member of Local 110, died December Paul Marr. theatre booker, is ill 2 . . at Grant hospital. THEWSTRE EQUIPMENT 442 N. ILLINOIS ST., INDIANAPOLIS, IND. "Everything for the Theatre" SELL YOUR THEATRE PRIVATELY Largest coverage in U.S. No "Net" listings. Highest reputation for know-hOA I and fair dealing. 30 years eJ(perience in- | eluding exhibition. Ask Better Business Bureau, or our customers. Know your broker. ARTHUR LEAK Theatre Specialists! 3305 Caruth. 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H.H.Everett Appointed Head of College Board CHARLOTTE—H. H. Everett, chairman of the board and treasurer of Stewart & Everett Theatres, has been appointed chairman of the board of trustees of Queen's college here. Everett has long been a leader in civic affairs in Charlotte and North Carolina. He is president of the United Community Services, a director of the Union National bank, president of the Chamber of Commerce and president of the Myers Park Country club. He will retire from the latter two offices early this year. Speaking of the election of the new chairman of the board of trustees. President C. C. Jernigan of the institution said, "In the election of Everett. Queens college is doubly fortunate in that it acquires a new chairman who will continue the work. Everett has an established reputation in the Charlotte community as a philanthropit and a promoter of those things best calculated to help the community. It is with mingled feelings of regret in losing our old chairman and keenest pleasure and anticipation at gaining Everett that the college views this change." Coaxial Cable Is Opened Between Orlando, Tampa NEW YORK— Coaxial cable service between Orlando and Tampa. Fla.. was opened December 21 by the American Telephone and Telegraph Co. It provides initially 90 longdistance telephone circuits. When fully developed, the system will be capable of carrying network television programs as well as hundreds of telephone conversations. It is jointly owned by the Southwestern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Co., AT&T and the Peninsular Telephone Co. Curtis Howard to Manage LEESBURG. FLA. — Curtis Howard has been appointed manager of the Palace Theatre, coming over from the Fain. Billy LeHeup is the new manager at the Fain. He was recently discharged from the service and will make his home here. Howard, a Leesburg high school graduate, was also discharged from the air force about six months ago. He is maiTied and the father of 2-year-old twins. Film Companies File Suit Against Charles Sutton TAMPA—Eight major film companies have brought suits against Charles C. Sutton, St. Petersburg and Sebring drive-in theatre operator, charging him with misrepresenting admission receipts. Sutton owns the Skyvue Drive-In at St. Petersburg and the Bonnet Lake Drive-In at Sebring. The plaintiffs charge that he was rented films on a percentage basis framed on his gross receipts. They allege that he misrepresented gross admission receipts actually derived. They further contend Sutton "wilfully, deliberately and fraudulently" reported collections "substantially less" than the true receipts in "gross disregard of rights and interest of the plaintiffs." Suits were brought by Columbia, Paramount, Loew's, 20th-Fox, Warner Bros.. RKO, United Artists and Universal. Lancaster Area Showmen Meet on Tax Repeal Plans LANCASTER, S. C—A representative group of theatre owners and operators from counties comprising the fifth congressional district met here this week to discuss and formulate plans for the removal of the federal excise tax. Bob Bryant of Rock Hill, former president of the Theatre Owners of North and South Carolina and chairman of the statewide group sponsoring the movement in South Carolina, attended the meeting. A special guest was Congressman J. P. Richards of Lancaster. Name Woman Manager JACKSONVILLE—Mrs. Gwendlyn Allen has been named manager of the new Pinecrest Drive-In on the Eastport road. The new theatre has a capacity of 354 cars and was opened by L. L. Broward and Capt. Hans Vige. The concession stand has three identical serving sections. now J'.eAefU^ theater con Baseball Spring Camp To Be Film Locale MELBOURNE, FLA.—MGM revealed that the New York Giants training camp at Melbourne will be the setting for a class A movie. Edward G. Robinson and a cast of Hollywood actors will come to Florida to make a film entitled. "The Big Leaguer." Some six months ago the firm asked the greater Melbourne Chamber of Commerce for a lot of pictures concerning the city and the Giants' operations here. Local people were contacted in regard for suitable places to stay for the actors and others working on the film. The project stems from a story carried in the New Yorker by John McNulty telling about the Giants operations in Melbourne. Chattanooga Houses Give Christmas Toy Matinees CHATTANOOGA, TENN.—Four Chattanooga theatres cooperated in staging toy matinees to collect Christmas presents for needy children. The drive was sponsored by the Junior Chamber of Commerce and the marine corps reserve. Theatre managers contributing their services in the drive were James Edwards, Tivoli; Mrs. N. C. Stone. Riviera: Helen Plemons. Brainerd, and Mrs. Mildr-ed Stone, Park. Jay Solomon of Independent Theatres and Emmett Rogers of the Tivoli management placed the full staffs at the disposal of campaign leaders. Build Lafayette Theatre LAFAYETTE, LA.—The Star Theatre, now under construction at the corner of Washington and Olivier streets, is expected to be finished by mid-January. The theatre is owned by Joe Pentard and will have capacity of 664. Appoint L. F. Goodyear GAINESVILLE. FLA.—L. F. Goodyear has been appointed manager of the Lyric Theatre according to an announcement made by W. E. Roberts, city manager for Florida State Theatres. The Lyric is the oldest house in the city. Goodyear, a native of Clearwater, has been connected with the circuit for almost ten years. Sells Ice Cream Sandwiches or Bars-on-Sticks in Amazingly Increased Volume — you Gross up to Si Each ! AYLAS COlJilAC VENDOR '^"Ibeb PLAY SAFE... NEXT TIME USE 1121 S. WABASH AVE. 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