New Spokane Theater is operating in 1913.

  • By Eric Flom
  • Posted 1/11/2003
  • Essay 5043

In 1913, the New Spokane Theater, one of Spokane’s larger moving picture houses, is operating to capacity business. 

 Owned and operated by Sam U. B. Cohn, a former newspaperman, the venue seated 1,200 and employed a staff of 20.  A typical show, Cohn reported to The Moving Picture World, a trade magazine for picture exhibitors, consisted of three one-reel films and three live vaudeville acts. The venue's attractions were screened using a pair of Powers #6 projectors.


“New Spokane Theater, Spokane, Wash.,” The Moving Picture World, September 13, 1913, p. 1181.

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