Dates of Operation: 1908
Owners/managers: F.P. Stewart, I.A. Stewart
Programming notes: A moving picture house.They charged 5 cents ($1.25 in 2018) for ‘good’ programming while Dreamland (right next door) charged 10 cents ($2.49 in 2018) for ‘full’ programs that were more popular and better quality.
Promotional strategies notes: They promoted the fact that they had a unique aesthetic with local art used as decor. As well as the fact that the audience could pay half the price to view a program that was still enjoyable and entertaining.
Sample news clips, advertisements:
This article expresses that the opening night of Wonderland was succesful and many people attended.
This article states that the opening of the new Wonderland Theatre meant that citizens had a choice between a ‘good’ program that was only 5 cents or a ‘full’ program that would cost them double the price. These theaters were located right next door to one another.
This article is example of a program that was going to be shown at the Dreamland Theatre. The event of a talking and singing Actophone would only be available for two nights.
This article expresses the creative element that would be available when visiting the Wonderland Theatre. A local artist had created many paintings to add special effects and created a unique atmosphere at Wonderland.
A small clip stating that Wonderland was going to be dismantled. The theater stopped showing up in the newspapers shortly after this.
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