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What's in Movie Theaters Tonight?

Movie posters and movie theaters.
William Fox presents bride 13 The serial supreme in fifteen episodes : Episode nine "hurled from the clouds" / / Otis Lithograph Co., Cleveland, O.
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Jeffries-Sharkey pictures - under the direction of Wm. A. Brady & Thos. O'Rourke

Early motion picture poster showing scene from the boxing match between James J. Jeffries and Tom Sharkey on November 3, 1899.

Takoma, Washington. Old movie theatre

Photograph shows four men standing at the entrance of movie theater; signage in background "Edison's moving pictures, Entertainment for ladies and children"; man on far right points to sign "Moving pictures - A... more

Films changed / D'Artois & Cie.

Paper print made from lantern slide used as announcemenet in motion picture theaters. Text appears with an Art Nouveau design.

If you expect to rate as a gentleman, you will not expectorate on the floor

Paper print made from lantern slide used as announcemenet in motion picture theaters. Text appears with a border design.

Those coming in late may remain to the next performance / D'Artois & Cie.

Paper print made from lantern slide used as announcemenet in motion picture theaters. Text appears with an Art Nouveau design.

Good night / D'Artois.

Paper print made from lantern slide used as announcemenet in motion picture theaters. Text appears with an Art Nouveau design.

Pictures changed / D'Artois.

Paper print made from lantern slide used as announcemenet in motion picture theaters. Text appears with an Art Nouveau design.

Call again. Always something new / D'Artois.

Paper print made from lantern slide used as announcemenet in motion picture theaters. Text appears with an Art Nouveau design showing donkey and words "Maud, her stall."

Gentlemen will please remove their hats and kindly refrain from smoking / D'Artois & Cie.

Paper print made from lantern slide used in motion picture theaters as announcement. Text appears with an Art Nouveau design.

Good night / D'Artois.

Paper print made from lantern slide used as announcemenet in motion picture theaters. Text appears with an Art Nouveau design.

Adjusting film. Show will continue in a few minutes

Paper print made from lantern slide used as announcemenet in motion picture theaters. Text appears with photo of girl hammering at a film projector.

Love's stratagem

Motion picture poster for "Love's Stratagem" showing three scenes from the movie set against an art nouveau design.

H. A. Molzon presents a modern screen version o fthe everalsting play Uncle Tom's cabin with Julia Swayne Gordon & Ralph Ince

Motion picture poster for "Uncle Tom's Cabin" shows reproductions of four engravings of scenes from the book and in the center a portrait of Abraham Lincoln, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and an emancipated slave.

Change of song to-morrow

Photo shows a woman playing a musical instrument while a man admires her. Positive paper print from lantern slide used in motion picture theaters as announcement. Each text superimposed on humorous photograph, ... more

Welcome

Photo shows a woman with open arms who appears to be rising from an opening tulip flower. Positive paper print from lantern slide used in motion picture theaters as announcement. Each text superimposed on humor... more

Madam, how would you like to sit behind the hat you are wearing

Positive paper print from lantern slide used in motion picture theaters as announcement. Each text superimposed on humorous photograph, and the whole shown in a fancy carved frame.

Ladies and children are cordially invited to this theatre. No offensive pictures are ever shown here

Photo shows song birds and roses. Positive paper print from lantern slide used in motion picture theaters as announcement. Each text superimposed on humorous photograph, and the whole shown in a fancy carved frame.

Selig presents Mike's Brainstorm An exceptional wild animal comedy.

Motion picture poster for "Mike's Brainstorm" shows an elephant about to step on a man lying on the ground in front of the Metropole Hotel & Bar.

Ladies kindly remove your hats

Positive paper print from lantern slide used in motion picture theaters as announcement. Each text superimposed on humorous photograph, and the whole shown in a fancy carved frame.

Kindly remain seated

Photo shows children at beach. Positive paper print from lantern slide used in motion picture theaters as announcement. Each text superimposed on humorous photograph, and the whole shown in a fancy carved frame.

Please applaud with hands only

Positive paper print from lantern slide used in motion picture theaters as announcement. Each text superimposed on humorous photograph, and the whole shown in a fancy carved frame.

Don't forget your umbrella or other parcels

Photo shows a woman holding an umbrella while crossing a wet street. Positive paper print from lantern slide used in motion picture theaters as announcement. Each text superimposed on humorous photograph, and t... more

3 minutes intermission while changing pictures

Photo shows woman pointing at pocket watch dial. Positive paper print from lantern slide used in motion picture theaters as announcement. Each text superimposed on humorous photograph, and the whole shown in a ... more

Loud talking or whistling not allowed

Positive paper print from lantern slide used in motion picture theaters as announcement. Each text superimposed on humorous photograph, and the whole shown in a fancy carved frame.

Good night

Photo shows a woman yawning in her night clothes while holding a lit candle. Positive paper print from lantern slide used in motion picture theaters as announcement. Each text superimposed on humorous photograp... more

Advertise your business on this screen and get results. See the manager

Photo shows a cow and pansy flowers. Positive paper print from lantern slide used in motion picture theaters as announcement. Each text superimposed on humorous photograph, and the whole shown in a fancy carved frame.

If annoyed when here, please tell the management

Positive paper print from lantern slide used in motion picture theaters as announcement. Each text superimposed on humorous photograph, and the whole shown in a fancy carved frame.

Quo Vadis Vinitius makes love to Lygia.

Motion picture poster for "Quo Vadis" shows Vinitius and Lygia sitting on a bed of pillows; Vinitius, holds a goblet of wine as he looks at Lygia; party goers in the background.

Quo Vadis Ursus rescues Lygia.

Motion picture poster for "Quo Vadis" shows Ursus, holding an unconscious Lygia, while fist raised ready to strike a crouching man.

Quo Vadis Lygia bound to the wild bull.

Motion picture poster for "Quo Vadis" shows a woman bound to a wild bull in an arena being watched by the [Emporer Nero] and other spectators.

The Gaumont Co. L'T'D. London presents the motion picture records of the undying story of Capt. Scott and animal life in the Antarctic / The Morgan Lith. Co., Cleveland, O.

Motion picture poster for "Capt. Scott and Animal Life in the Antarctic" showing view from an ice cave of a ship moored in the distance.

George Kleine presents the Cines photo drama Quo Vadis Nero sings while Rome burns.

Motion picture poster for "Quo Vadis" showing Nero playing lyre while citizens of Rome flee the fire.

Quo Vadis Thumb down.

Motion picture poster for "Quo Vadis" shows gladiator, holding sword and shield, with foot on chest of fallen man; the emperor in box gives a thumb down.

Quo Vadis

Motion picture poster for "Quo Vadis" shows city on fire and burned out ruins.

The way of the redman Blood of his fathers.

Motion picture poster for "The Way of the Redman" shows a Native American man standing next to a man (Tom Mix) tied to a tree.

C. D. Two hearts finally united.

Motion picture poster for "C.D." shows a woman interacting with a man in a Civil War uniform. An older man sits in front of them at a telegraph.

At the transfer corner

Motion picture poster for "At the transfer corner" shows a couple sitting on a blanket under a large red umbrella; in the background another couple standing together with woman holding parasol.

The reparation An awakened honor.

Motion picture poster for "The Reparation" shows two women holding a sword. A woman sleeps in the background.

Garrison's finish

Motion picture poster for "Garrison's finish" shows three men; two together with one smoking a cigar and holding a small bottle in his hand as the other stares him; in the background is a groomer with a horse; ... more

Garrison's finish, winning life's handicap a race track drama in three reels.

Motion picture poster for "Garrison's Finish" shows a man facing a jockey, both with their fists clinched. In the background is a horse race.

A just punishment The recoil of fate.

Motion picture poster for "A Just Punishment" shows a man in a top hat holding a girl with a doll. To the left a man sits in a chair and a woman stands behind him.

The wasp

Motion picture poster for "The Wasp" shows a man in a top hat confronting a seated man among a group of other men.

The woman of it A vision of the primitive.

Motion picture poster for "The Woman of It" shows a man extending a hand to a woman, wet and prostrate on a coastline.

Selig presents playing with fire The penalty of flirtation.

Motion picture poster for "Playing with Fire" shows a man standing at a kitchen table, pointing at a crying woman and child.

The man-hater How the biter was bitten.

Motion picture poster for "The Man-Hater" shows a woman helped off of a train by a conductor. She carries large bundles and two bird cages containing a cat and a parrot.

Why the sheriff is a bachelor The fragile reward of duty.

Motion picture poster for "Why the Sheriff is a Bachelor" shows a sheriff (Tom Mix) handcuffed to a man who is being embraced by a woman.

The moving picture cowboy Tom Mix doing stunts. The way he told the story, and what he really did.

Motion picture poster for "The moving picture cowboy" shows Tom Mix being bucked off a horse and an inset showing Mix with posssibly the director and fellow actor, and photographer in the background.

The newsboy tenor A message of love.

Motion picture poster for "The Newsboy Tenor" shows a woman and a girl in an interior.

Selig presents hearts and masks Galloping Dick's waterloo, a sensational society drama taken from the famous novel by Harold MacGrath.

Motion picture poster for "Hearts and Masks" shows a man and woman in costumes, each holding a ten of hearts playing card.

Cupid turns the tables

Motion picture poster for "Cupid turns the tables" shows a man standing in the middle of two women all with their eyes wide and mouths open in surprise; one woman clutches the man's arm.

The going of the white swan

Motion picture poster for "The going of the white swan" shows a man holding the hand of a woman, wearing a fur coat, whose arm is around the shoulder of a boy wrapped in a blanket with bandages on both his head... more

Rosemary, that's for remembrance True love never dies.

Motion picture poster for "Rosemary, That's for Remembrance" shows a man taking the hand of a woman who is holding a bouquet. They are in a formal setting. In the lower right corner is an insert for "Doc Yak's... more

The tell tale knife Catching cattle rustlers.

Motion picture poster for "The Tell Tale Knife" shows a man (Tom Mix) embracing a woman (Goldie Colwell) in western dress. Behind them is a large knife.

4 minutes late A change of heart.

Motion picture poster for "4 Minutes Late" shows a man on a train holding a watch.

The mysterious beauty Following a phantom love.

Motion picture poster for "The Mysterious Beauty" shows a woman entering a dentist's office just as the dentist is extracting a man's tooth.

Kalem presents the chest of fortune complete in two parts The explanation and reconciliation.

Motion picture poster for "The Chest of Fortune" shows a reproduction of a photographic still from the movie.

The great impeeryul sirkus Toddles brings prosperity.

Motion picture poster for "The Great Impeeryul Sirkus" shows a circus ring master sitting on a horse that is on the ground. A crowd of spectators looks on from stands.

On duty, George Kleine presents the uproarious melodramatic farce by Augustine McHugh, Officer 666 in five parts

Motion picture poster for "Officer 666" shows a caricature of a policeman with arms raised as if directing traffic.

The tragedy that lived The fatality of love.

Motion picture poster for "The Tragedy that Lived" shows a man with a gun standing over a man lying on the ground at his feet

Her victory eternal The jealousy of fate.

Motion picture poster for "Her Victory Eternal" shows a woman holding a bouquet surrounded by two men with another woman in the background.

You never can tell A Selig farce comedy.

Motion picture poster for "You Never can Tell" shows two men dressed as gladiators in front of a motion picture camera. In the lower left is an insert for "Who Got Stung" showing a group of women attacking a g... more

The Mexican a courageous revenge.

Motion picture poster for "The Mexican" shows a woman, (possibly Inez Walker), on her knees with child pleading with a man, (possibly Tom Mix).

George Kleine presents Julius Caesar The magnificent photo spectacle in six parts.

Motion picture poster for "Julius Caesar" shows a man in chains, costumed as a Gaul, surrounded by men costumed as Roman soldiers.

Sleepy Sam, the sleuth

Motion picture poster text.

Under four flags / from group by Martiny.

Movie poster showing four soldiers, one from each allied country.

Official United States war films now being shown / The Hegeman Print N.Y.

Poster showing an airplane casting a searchlight on the water, as a sailor on a small gunboat peers through binoculars.

Des Kaisers Weihnachtsreise / HRE.

Poster shows a winter scene at the battfield field. In the background, a church with stars overhead; in the foreground, fence posts with barbed wire strung between them and evergreen trees. Text advertises Neus... more

Official United States war films / H. Devitt Welsh.

Poster showing a battleship with searchlights flaring.

United States official war films / Kerry ; The Hegeman Print N.Y.

Poster showing silhouette of soldiers and firing cannon against a red, white, and blue sky, with United States seal below.

Coming Robert Warwick and Doris Kenyon in "A girl's folly" / KD.

Motion picture poster for "A Girl's Folly" showing a partially draped woman lying at the base of a large mask (tragedy?) which appears to be lamenting the girl's folly.

Sidney [...], West Va. theater

Photograph showing a movie theater playing The Crucible of Life; men are gathered in front of the theater viewing a captured German machine gun and another piece of equipment; signs on the theater display anti-... more

Soll und Haben des Kriegs-jahres 1917 -- in den Union/Theatern / HRE.

Poster shows two coats of arms and crowns(?). Text over the image is film title; text below states where film is being shown.

Der Frieden mit der Ukraine. Neuester Film / HRE.

Poster shows a stylized map of Ukraine and part of a large ring(?). Text is title of film.

Thru special arrangement with the Italian government [...] the Italian battlefront

Motion picture poster, text only, advertising film coverage of World War I in Italy.

Die grosse Schlacht in Frankreich / H.R. Erdt.

Poster shows German soldiers around a cannon. In the background looms an image of General Paul von Hindenburg. Text advertises part 1 of the film "The Great Battle in France."

Höllerkampf an d. Aisne / H.R. Erdt.

Poster shows a side view of a German soldier in battle. His rifle is slung over his shoulder and he has grenades in each hand; a bag of grenades also hangs from his shoulder. Flames(?) surround him. Text is tit... more

Im italienischen Kampfgebiet zwischen Brenta u. Piave: Neuester Film / HRE.

Poster advertises latest war film "On the Italian Battlefield between Brenta and Piave." Film title is written over a coat of arms.

Under four flags Third United States official war picture.

Poster showing Allied soldiers storming over the crest of a hill, carrying bayonets.

William Fox presents bride 13 The serial supreme in fifteen episodes : Episode nine "hurled from the clouds" / / Otis Lithograph Co., Cleveland, O.

Motion picture poster for "Bride 13, episode nine, Hurled from the clouds" showing a woman being pushed out of the cockpit of a seaplane over a large body of water; several battleships cruise the sea beneath th... more

D. W. Griffith presents way down east

Motion picture poster for "Way Down East" shows a man carrying a woman through the snow.

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