714 Main Street,
714 Main Street,Osage, IA 50461
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Boxoffice of January 6, 1951, published a two-page article about the Watts Theatre.
Here is a b&w photo:
My name is Enrique and I am a student at the art institute of California. I am currently conducting research for my thesis project, i read on one of your comments for the California that you were manager on site. If I could only ask you a couple of questions that would mean allot to me.
I personally knew Jim and Millie Watts, nice folks who had a dream. Jim was a commercial artist and he had a rendering of the theatre that he did and it came off just as he designed it. I still have one of their opening brochures showing off Jim’s art work. The only problem was that to build new theatres in the 1950’s was risky, because about ten or fifteen years later tv became a keen competitor…but it seems to do well as I drive by there every now and then you can’t miss it on the main street which is also state hwy 9…..thankfully there are people who appreciate a good theatre and restore them. The theatre contractor was E.W. Epperson & Co. of Sumner, Iowa