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CHARLOTTE . . . •The State Theatre, Winston-Salem, closed for the second time in recent months. J. D. Deal, manager, returned to his former post as manager of the Colonial, and Homer Lynch, recent Colonial manager, has been moved to the Forsyth in the same city . . . Holdovers were the rule here last week. "Million Dollar Mermaid" goes for ten days in the Carolina. The Manor held "Prisoner of Zenda" for a second stanza and "The Piomoter" was held over two days in the Visulite. "Above and Beyond" continued into The a second week at the Imperial drive-in at Williamston, S. C, has been taken over by W. M. Broadwell jr., who also operates the Sharon Drive-In, Abbeville, S. C. Mitchell Little, Republic office manager, took a week's vacation . . . A. L. Stout, AA .sale.sman, spent part of the holidays in Atlanta, and also made a trip to the Sugar CHARLOTTE THEATRICAL PRINTING CO. 223 West Second Street Charlotte, N. C. Carl Lowry Frank Lowry • CHANGEABLE LETTERS • POPCORN WARMERS • THEATRE BOXOFFICES CAROLINA NEON SIGN COMPANY P.O. BOX 3092 CHARLOTTE, N. C. . . . Julie Ol.sen, wife . . Joe Bishop and family journeyed Bowl in New Orleans of the Paramount exploiteer, and children spent the holidays at her home in Groton, Conn. . to Winston-Salem over Christmas to visit with his parents. Joe was met there by brother Burtis, midwest division manager for Chicago. MGM, who headquarters In The Variety Club New Year's party was held in the Terrace room of the Barringer hotel and a capacity crowd was in attendance . . . Earl Gibbons of Earl's Drive-In, Kingstree, S. C, says his merchants' nights every Friday are paying off. He ties in with local merchants and gives away five prizes. To further boost attendance on this date, a comedy-cartoon show is held every fourth week. H. H. Everett is receiving congratulations from his Filmrow friends on being selected Charlotte's Man of the Year. The honor goes to the man selected for having done more unselfish work on behalf of community and civic betterment in the city during the year 1952. He's being mentioned as a candidate for mayor of Charlotte in the forthcoming election, although he has not accepted and his decision to run is still pending. Sheriff L. L. Guy arrested Manager Earl Rogers, Charles Rex and Ann Glllis after viewing a midnight showing in the Flamingo Drive-In located on the Fayetteville Dunn highway of some allegedly "vulgar and indecent" motion pictures. Tlie manager was released under $2,500 bail and the other defendants under $1,000 bond for a preliminary hearing in Cumberland recorder's court. Warner Bros, have delegated Wilfrid Cline to photograph its film about a pioneer character, "Calamity Jane." 'Gambler' Premiere In Memphis Jan. 14 MEMPHIS—All proceeds from a premiere of "Mi.ssi.ssippi Gambler" at the Malco Theatre here January 14 will go to the Variety Club to help build a home for convalescent children. There will be a parade and personal appearances of five starlets who have roles in the picture. Choice seats in the mezzanine are in the gold section and patrons there will rub elbows with the movie starlets. Admission will be on a donation basis with $1 seats in the balcony and $100 in the gold area. Minimum contribution for white persons to be guaranteed a .seat is $5 while 400 balcony seats for Negroes will be available for a contribution of $1 or more, according to M. A. Lightman sr., president of Malco theatres. The $78,500 fund to build the 20-bed home has already reached $40,000, Variety leaders report. Lightman and Dick Settoon, U-I manager, planned the premiere and various committees are working to make it a success. Two starlets who have parts in the picture. Piper Laurie and Julia Adams, will be among those making personal appearances at the premiere. Three other starlets who will accompany them are Ruth Hampton, who won the title of Miss United States in the Miss Universe contest; Valerie Jackson, Miss Montana, and Miss New Jersey. Wins $100 for Naming Airer KEY WEST, FLA.—Mrs. Mickey Renna, a housewife, was winner in the contest to name the new drive-in being erected by Joe Sirugo on Stock Island. The Islander was the winning name. Five attorneys composed the panel of judges, and although several other entries contained the name "Islander," Mrs. Renna was awarded the $100 prize because of using a complete phrase, "The Islander Drive-In Theatre." CYCL^AMIC Custom Screen GIVES YOU "CENTER SEAT VISION" From every seat in the house! ELIMINATES GLARE AND DISTORTION! GIVES AMAZING NEW DEPTH! PERFECT SOUND TRANSMISSION! NO PERFORATIONS! WIL-KIN THEATRE SUPPLY, Inc. Atlanta, Georgia—Charlotte, N. C.—Jacksonville, Flo. "Everything for the theatre except film" Jan. 15 Opening for Lincoln Airer FORT MYERS. FLA.—The new 200-car Lincoln Drive-In on Highway 80, approximately four miles east of town, will be opened by M. Solomon January 15. Be RELIANT -on BRYANT Dependable Products • Best of Service 1 8 Yeors One Locotion • Griggs Seating • BIgelow Corpets • Co-op In-Cor Speakers • De Luxe Popcorn and Seasonings 227 S. Church St., Charlotte, N. C, The Bryant name and good reputation are your guarantee of real satisfaction. BRYANT THEATRE MARQUEES and DRIVE-IN ATTRACTION BOARDS STARNES SIGN CO. 3108 S. Boulevard Charlotte, N. C. SOUTHERN CARBON SUPPLY CO. 146 Walton Street Atlanta, Ga. Alpine 2644 PRODUCE A BETTER LIGHT IN ANY SIZE THEATRE OR DRIVE-IN . . . MORE ECONOMICALLY! CARBONS, INC. • BOONTON, N. J. 72 BOXOFFICE :: January 10, 1953

. . Ken . . Jimmy Georgia Co. Observing 25lh Anniversary ATLANTA—The Georgia Theatre Co. began celebrating its 25th anniversary the first of the year, proud of the fact that all of its city managers have been with the firm from ten to 20 years. William K. Jenkins, president and cofounder, has notified them of the details of a contest to be known u.s Silver Anniversary Jubilee and to end March 28. There will be prizes for a total of $500. Judges will be William K. Jenkins John H. Stembler, executive vice - president; Roy M. Avey. vice-president in charge of booking: Tom H. Eubanks, secretarytreasure, and E. E. Whitaker, operations vicepresident. They will judge on the basis of profits obtained by showmanship and good operation. Managers are urged to pay special attention to holidays, planning midnight shows, sneak previews, kiddy shows, stage shows, spook shows and special nights for firms with large payrolls. Trailer copy has been provided them. It is .signed by Jenkins and is addre.ssed to "the finest friends in all the world—our patrons." The slogan of the circuit, "A Georgia Institution Operated by Georgians." Palm Theatres Incorporate SAVANNAH, GA.—Palm Theatres, has been granted a charter of incorporation with authorized capital of $6,000 by A. E. Lord, Clifford N. Roberts and James W. Hill. PICTURES TO REMEMBER SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON OUTRAGES OF ORIENT FLYING DEUCES - also - 8 — EAST SIDE KIDS ASTOR PICTURES CO. of Ga., 163 Wolton St. Moin 9845 ABC THEATRICAL Inc. Atlanto, Go. ENTERPRISES ATLANTA JACKSONVILLE Phone ALPine 7887 Phone 5 9227 P. 0. Box 1345 P.O. Box 88 BUYING BOOKING AGENTS J. (Hop) Barnes B. (Cliff) Wilson KatI (Bud) Cholman R. A. (Rex) Norris ATLANTA \A7 M. Richardson, Astor Pictures, is again ;i grandfather. His daughter, Mrs. Gordon Thompson, gave birth to a baby girl December 29. This is their third daughter and she was named Mary Katherine . . . Charlie C. Webb has severed hi; connections with R. D. Word Theatres, Scottsboro, Ala., and has gone with the Bocanita Theatre there. R. E. Ziebell, Norcross, and Wiliam Green, Glen Theatre, Decatur, were seen on Walton street . Laird. Universal, Jacksonville, was a visitor and attended the Wilby Theatres Christmas party. . . . . . . Thelma James J. Anglin, son of Mrs. Lillian Anglin of Monogram Southern, has returned to his marine base after spending the holidays with his family here . Hobbs, Monogram branch manager, is back after a visit to New Orleans Mrs. Dot Collins, formerly with Realart here and now of Orlando, Fla., is visiting friends in Atlanta Thompson, formerly with Monogram, visited the local office. Mrs. J. Coleman Brown, a resident of Atlanta, died at her home following a short illness. Funeral services were held at Spring . . . R. M. Hill chapel. Mrs. Brown was a daughter of the late Mrs. Alonza Richardson, former Atlanta film censor. Her husband has been manager of the Atlanta branch of National Theatre Supply for many years Savini, president, Astor Pictures Corp. of New York, and his wife have returned to New York after enjoying the sunshine at Miami Beach. . . Ernie L. Patterson leased the K&W Drivein, Inverness, Fla., from J. D. Wagner, effective January 1, and will operate it as the Citrus Drive-In. The theatre is located two miles south of Hernando on Highway 41 . . . John Ezell of Vero Beach, Fla., visited Atlanta during the holidays Jimmie Bello, Astor salesman, headed for south Georgia after a long stay over the holidays in the office . . . "The Greatest Show on Earth" played to capacity house on New Year's day at the DeKalb Theatre, Decatur, Ga. W. R. Shafer Leases Suburbia GAINESVILLE, FLA.—W. R. Shafer of Daytona Beach has taken a lease on the new Surburbia Drive-In from C. K. Hommen. Robert C. Larmon of Gainesville will take over the managerial reins during the summer after Pearce Parkhurst returns to Lansing, Mich., where he also manages a drive-in. SPECIAL TRAILERS Quality & Service Serving theotres in the South for 31 yeors. 1 2 cents per word Lowest cost anywhere Minimum Order, $2.00 Strickland Film Co. 220 Pharr Rood, N. E. Atlanta See us for ^ONSTER APE STRIKES ponco Beauty, Safety, Fatigue FOR: ENTRANCES. AISLES. CONCESSIONS NATIONAL FLOOR PRODUCTS CO. Southern Office—Atlonta, Ga. I COMPLETE THEATRE SUPPLIES i ^ DRIVE-IN EQUIPMENT ^ Prompt, Courteous Service DIXIE THEATRE SERVICE & SUPPLY CO. iuM North Slappey Drive Albany. Ga. Phone 3431 — Night Phone 2015 Iht Rr* Svptr DMprr thnln - SI«m rtr tht f>U , / Tm SMf Uk1« Iki lf»k« M