New Theatre Almost Ready

Beauty and Policy of Colonial Described by Skinner

Ogden Standard Examiner, 25 November 1923, page 11

That he has acquired what he has long contemplated, the erection of a feature house that will justify a five or seven day run for big pictures, is the statement made by H. E. Skinner, manager of the Colonial theatre.  He made this announcement:

“The Colonial has complied with all the building requirements and has fireproof walls and ceiling.  A ventilating plant heats the fresh air over steam coils and serves 20 cubic feet per minute for each seat.  The theatre is equipped with its own lighting generator.   The draperies are beautiful and interior decorations new and artistically selected.

“The policy will be to show only feature productions and no program pictures.  Extended runs will make it possible for all who desire to set certain pictures Paramount, Fox, Goldwyn and a part of United Artists, Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford productions will be the service used.  The first month Gloria Swanson, Thomas Meighan and Mark Pickford will be on the bills.

“The opening feature will be Hurst's million dollar Cosmopolitan, “Little Old New York” featuring Marion Davies, now on its seventh week at the Roosevelt in Chicago, 16 weeks on Broadway, at prices ranging from $1 to $3.

The seats in the Colonial are nine spring bottom, upholstered and the finest there is made.   The big pipe organ is en route and will be installed in two weeks. An orchestra will furnish the music Thanksgiving day.”