Friday, January 15, 2016

Movies in Davis 1910-1950 (252)

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The iconic Varsity Theater on Second Street between E and F opened with much celebration in the first week of January, 1950.

That enthusiasm included a special section of the Davis Enterprise on the theater building and on movies themselves in the history of Davis. A story on the latter is titled “The Movies Came to Davis in 1910.” It is unsigned but likely written by Enterprise editor William Henry Scott and it provides a vivid picture of the trials of a new technology in a small town.


Segmented and enhanced for better readability, I reproduce that story in this post (segments numbered 1 through 13) along with the two photos with captions that accompanied the story (images A and B).
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