Friday, June 29, 2012

Aris Theatre remodeled in Sept. of 1925 in Erie, PA

Erie Dispatch-Herald, September 6, 1925.
The Aris Theatre on Peach Street was re-opened after a two-year hiatus on September 7, 1925, part of Rowland & Clark's chain of movie theaters.

The Aris was located on Peach Street between 16th and 17th Street and had been closed for nearly two years. Rowland & Clark, who controlled a chain of theaters in Pittsburgh, PA, had taken over the Strand in Erie (at 922 State St.) in March of 1920. They also ran the Perry, the State and the Colonial in Erie, PA. (They signed a lease in 1921 to run the Majestic in Erie, which at the time was owned by Feiber & Shea.)

The Aris, located at 1611 Peach Street, was a 650 seat movie theater. Ted Thompson managed the theater in 1925. James W. Clark was half of the Rowland & Clark team.

The Aris was still in existence in 1948: The Aris was still in existence in 1948. 

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