The Whitney Theater
The Whitney, 117-119 North Main, originally a venue for traveling stage shows, in 1917 showed Birth of a Nation as if it were just that. The early movie was touring the United States with a twenty-piece orchestra.
Read more in Cinema's First Century by Grace Shackman.
Image courtesy of Bentley Historical Library.
Bentley Image Bank: BL004797
Places: 117-119 North Main
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