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Garden City Theatre Formal
Opening Today

 

Lynn Garden To Get Modern Show House

KINGSPORT, TENNESSEE

The Garden City Theater, Lynn Garden's new movie palace, will have its formal opening today at 1p.m., with the showing of "The Corsican Brothers."

Equipped with the most modern of sound and screen equipment, and built to accommodate 350 persons in its comfortable and attractive auditorium, the Garden City Theater makes its bid for approval as one of the city's most popular theaters.

Operated by W. J. Stewart and John H. Speers of Bluff City, the Garden City Theater will have behind it the experience of Stewart's 20 years in the motion picture industry.  From Alaska to Florida Stewart has managed theaters at one time having as many as seven in operation in Florida.  At the present time two of his theaters are now doing business in Alaska.  The Garden City Theater is his first venture in the theatrical field in Kingsport.

Action pictures, short features, comedies and newsreels, as well as subsequent runs of Hollywood's finest productions, will be shown at the Garden City Theater. Popular prices will prevail.

"We are pleased to have the opportunity," Speers and Stewart commented, "of bringing fine entertainment to the people of Kingsport, and we are looking forward to a long and pleasant business venture here."

Speers and Stewart are assisted in the management of the theater by Speers' son, T. H. Speers.  Miss Thelma Sluss serves as cashier of the theater, Miss Fay Hartsock as usherette and Frank Laudsor as projection room operator.

The theater will open at 5 p.m. weekdays, through Saturday. On Sunday doors will open at 1 p.m. and performances will continue until 6 p.m. The theater will close for the supper and church hour, reopening again for the evening showing at 8:30 p.m.

 

'The Corsican Brothers' Main Feature

At Garden City Theatre Formal Opening

From Kingsport Times-News, August 23, 1942

Note: The Garden Theater was located at Lynn Garden Drive and 
May Street, the site presently occupied by Pal's.

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