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This Cozy doesn’t appear to have been part of a chain. An item about G. A. Peterson appeared in the July 1, 1927, issue of Motion Picture News that suggests he only operated in Hollis:
“The Peterson Freezem Cooling System, an Oklahoma product, will open a factory in Oklahoma City, it was announced this week. G. A. Peterson, an exhibitor of Hollis, Okla., is president of the concern.”
In my research about Reproduco organs I’ve got a listing from 1926 for the Cozy Theatre in Hollis, OK. That implies the 1928 hall was the second Cozy in town. To my ear, the name Cozy seems an unusual name for a theatre, but I’m finding a number of halls scattered around the mid-west with that name. Were they part of chain? In Joe’s link I see a reference to G.A. Peterson. Local developer? Theatre chain executive?
The April 14, 1928, issue of Motion Picture News said:
“G. A. Peterson of the new Cozy
theatre at Hollis, Okla., reports work is progressing nicely on this new theatre. When completed, it will have a seating capacity of 900.”
Open ~1930? Can anyone verify the exact dates?
Could use an address or crossroads, more info and photos always welcome.
Searching google maps (street view) on 8th & Broadway, any of those commercial building could have once housed a small cinema.