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Westbrook Theater Corporation Records, 1934-1950

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Creator:
Westbrook Theater Corporation
Hawkes, Philip W. 1897-1962
Robinson, Colby W
Donor:
Orr, Craig
Creator:
Bingham Theater, Bingham, (Me.)
Colby Theater, Bingham, (Me.)
Rialto Theater, Westbrook, (Me.)
Physical description:
.15 cu. ft. : 1.5 boxes
Type:
Account books
Collection descriptions
Checkbooks
Correspondence
Ledgers (account books)
Letters (correspondence)
Photographs
Receipts
Place:
Maine
Westbrook (Me.)
Bingham (Me.)
Fryeburg, (Me.)
Date:
1934
1934-1950
1930-1950
20th century
Notes:
The Westbrook Theater Corporation was founded July 30, 1934. Colby W. Robinson was president, Philip W. Hawkes, Treasurer.
Summary:
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.
Cite as:
Westbrook Theater Corporation Records, 1934-1950, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Motion picture theaters
Local number:
2013.3003 (NMAH Acc.)
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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