I've always wondered what the old Dixie Theater looked like, but until today, I had not seen a photo.This photo is great!Joe, no doubt you had to conduct a great deal of research to find this picture.Thank you very much for your effort; this is a wonderful gift to your readers.
Let's talk about age, my age. No, I won't mention the number, however, I'll give you a clue.If you enlarge the Dixie Theater photo, and then look on the right side of the picture, you will see a large building. It's the one that has vertical boards as its siding.While I don't remember the theater, I do remember when that old building on the right was demolished.I walked through it as it was being torn down, and didn't even get fussed at by the work crew.I was a young child at the time, however I remember the building.
This is great! I've never seen a photo of the Dixie. The newspaper cutline says 1914, but photo must have been taken in 1921, because that's when the silent version of "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court" came out. I'm really interested in the 1914 date given. Due to a gap in the newspaper rcord, I haven't been able to date the Dixie definitively, just that it opened no later than Jan. 10, 1919.Thanks for sharing this photo.
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