It has been something of a mystery when the 1900 Auditorium was renamed the UPTOWN theater.
This week, Tom Thompson solve this mystery!
Chase County News, 4/15/1931. And…
Advertising opening night.
The opening movie.
Opening night, 4/17/1931. “I wouldn’t have known it was the same place.”
Later movies for April included “Manslaughter” and “Let’s Go Native”, the latter story: “A gay band of Broadwayites invade a South Sea isle and out-hoola the natives.” Golly.
“I love you — but you have flaunted society and you must pay.” Golly.
Young people will have no idea who Claudette Colbert and Frederic March were. Sigh.
While Jeanette MacDonald was a huge star, I have no idea who Jack Oakie was.
Let’s Go Native. Ahhh……golly.