Gem Moving Picture Theatre, 1909
Description
Creator
Unknown, Photographer
Media Type
Image
Item Type
Photographs
Description
A black and white photograph of Gem Theatre. In the picture from left to right are: H. Pomeroy, R.S. McQuaid and Cecil Greenfield. The man to the far left of the photograph (H. Pomeroy) is carrying a copy of The New York Clipper.
Notes
This building was located at 211 Brock Street South (on the east side of Brock Street, south of the municipal building at Colborne Street). The Gem Theatre was the first movie theatre in Whitby. It stayed open for only one year. The New York Clipper was a weekly entertainment newspaper published in New York City from about 1853 to 1924.
Inscriptions
On chalk board at left: ~A~ VERY EXCITING PROGRAM TO-NIGHT ADMISSION-5 cents.
On door to the left: "Exit"
At Centre: GEM Moving Picture. Theatre.
On door at right: Entrance
On chalk board at left: Ton-night's Program (By Request) "Two Large Fires in New York City", Also Two New Ones Subjects, later song, Pal of Mine. This Fire Picture will not be shown again. Come and See!

Date of Original
1909
Dimensions
Width: 10 cm
Height: 6 cm
Image Dimensions
Image Width: 10cm
Image Height: 6cm
Subject(s)
Local identifier
01-000-054
Language of Item
English
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.88342 Longitude: -78.93287
Copyright Statement
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Reproduction Notes
Scanned from a copy negative dated 1971
Contact
Whitby Public Library
Email
WWW address
Agency street/mail address

405 Dundas Street West, Whitby, Ontario L1N 6A1

For inquires about any newspaper content please contact askreference@whitbylibrary.ca

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Gem Moving Picture Theatre, 1909


A black and white photograph of Gem Theatre. In the picture from left to right are: H. Pomeroy, R.S. McQuaid and Cecil Greenfield. The man to the far left of the photograph (H. Pomeroy) is carrying a copy of The New York Clipper.