Get Modern Show House
Garden City Theater, Lynn Garden's new movie palace, will have its formal
opening today at 1p.m., with the showing of "The Corsican
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
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
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.
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."
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.
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.
Corsican Brothers' Main Feature
At Garden City Theatre Formal Opening
Kingsport Times-News, August 23, 1942
Note: The Garden Theater was located at Lynn Garden Drive
May Street, the site presently occupied by Pal's.