The Westbrook Theater Corporation was founded July 30, 1934. Colby W. Robinson was president, Philip W. Hawkes, Treasurer.
The collection contains financial and business records documenting the day-to-day operation of a group of movie theaters in Maine. The corporation ran the Rialto, Colby and Bingham theaters. The president was Colby W. Robinson, with Philip Hawkes as treasurer. The records list the expenses by theater, and include such things as payroll, utilities, tickets, and movie rental. Also daily receipt books; check stub books; ledgers; and a set of bound documents that includes letters relating to the physical aspects of the theater (carpeting, tickets, etc.), licenses, papers relating to purchases of things like sound equipment, and photographs of the marquee and interior of the Colby Theater.
Westbrook Theater Corporation Records, 1934-1950, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Motion picture theaters
2013.3003 (NMAH Acc.)
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