Hyperion Theater To Be Rebuilt

Will Demolish Old House and Replace with Beautiful Structure. "The Hyperion Theater at New Haven, one of the twenty-five theaters owned by S. Z. Poli, is to be rebuilt. The theater will close on Saturday, April 26, and on the following Monday the work of demolishing the interior of the structure will begin. It is… Continue reading Hyperion Theater To Be Rebuilt

Prof. Bristol’s Equescurriculum.

"Prof. D. M. Bristol's equescurriculum will begin at the Hyperion to-night. The Boston Herald says: 'Boston has seen some wonderful performances of educated horses, but never any which surpasses the one under direction of Prof. Bristol, now at the Globe Theater. The tricks and antics of these horses are simply amazing.'"-Excerpt courtesy of the Library… Continue reading Prof. Bristol’s Equescurriculum.

The Improvements Completed

A Vast Change in the Appearance of the Hyperion -- An Opera House Second to None -- One of the Best and Largest in the Country. "A grand change has taken place in the appearance of the Hyperion theater since the last season came to a close, and as the old theater people have been… Continue reading The Improvements Completed

Spaghetti Palace Jester Entertains Patrons, by Dick Bothwell

"Next time you're in the neighborhood of Big Bayou, stranger, drop in at Joe and Lee's - the Spaghetti Palace whose proprietor is also court jester without a care in the world. He keeps the customers happy with music, songs and laughter, this ex-vaudeville star whom a lady customer describes as 'a vivid little man.'… Continue reading Spaghetti Palace Jester Entertains Patrons, by Dick Bothwell

The New Haven Symphony Orchestra, by Morris Steinert

"The committee that asked for my co-operation in bringing into life a new orchestra in New Haven appeared to me to be in earnest, and this encouraged me to once more indulge in one of my old passions, and the result was the organization, some six years ago, of the 'New Haven Symphony Orchestra,' a… Continue reading The New Haven Symphony Orchestra, by Morris Steinert

An Acre of Seats in a Garden of Dreams

"In the 1991 book 'Ticket to Paradise: American Movie Theaters and How We Had Fun' (Bullfinch Press/Little Brown and Co., $29.95), writers John Margolies and Emily Gwathmey rhapsodize about the lost era of the movie palaces. (The first, they write, was New York's Regent, built in 1913.) 'The buildings were ceremonial structures in which we… Continue reading An Acre of Seats in a Garden of Dreams