Princess Theater

S. Fulton Street,
Wauseon, OH 43567

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Lbrown7 on January 6, 2018 at 9:23 am

My grandparents Paul and Yvonne Touney bought the Princess theater and then opened the Chief and also a theater in Delta Ohio so they could keep movies longer than two weeks, the limit for one theater.

LouRugani on April 13, 2012 at 10:06 pm

Large Attendance Marks Opening of New Princess Theater at Wauseon by Ellsworth and Paul Staup, Proprietors of the Capitol Theater in This City.

(Delphos, Ohio – Sept. 25, 1930) Ellsworth Staup has returned to Delphos after being present at the opening of the New Princess Theater at Wauseon. The theater there is owned by Messrs. Ellsworth and Paul Staup, proprietors of the Capitol theater in this city. It is managed by Staup.

The picture “Top Speed” was the attraction at the opening of the playhouse. The attendance was large. A number of Delphos people were present for the opening. Favors were distributed by the owners of the theater. The Messrs. Staup bought the theatre in August and ran it into September when they closed it for a period of three weeks during which time it was completely remodeled and sound equipment was installed. The theater is now in excellent condition. It seats four hundred people.

LouisRugani on July 13, 2009 at 6:45 pm

Correction: Mr. Paul Ray Touney was born on August 8, 1898 and passed away in September of 1964, coincidentally with the closing of the PRINCESS.

LouisRugani on July 13, 2009 at 6:41 pm

The owners-operators of the PRINCESS and CHIEF were Paul and Yvonne B. Touney. They were also in the fountain-pen business. Mr. Touney passed in 1963 and Mrs. Touney died on September 20, 2000 at age 95.

Mish87 on January 23, 2009 at 2:44 pm

The Princess was stated around 1911-1913, when a man named Walter Caddell moved from Detroit Michigan. He came here with his company, Lancaster & Small Comedy Company, And he liked Wauseon so much, he moved here and organized the Princess with a man named Harry Sinerick.

Mish87 on September 6, 2007 at 4:39 am

I have an update about The Chief Theatre, It opened in 1939 and soon after WWII was over, it closed.

Mish87 on June 17, 2007 at 6:06 pm

The Chief was located on N. Fulton St. and it showed primarily Westerns. The Princess closed in 1964 And the Chief somewhere 1954.