Granada Theatre

110 E. 11th Street,
Anderson, IN 46016

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Denverpalace on March 6, 2024 at 10:16 pm

In early 1927 banker Neel McCullough and Fred Mustard were operating the Riviera, Starland and Granada theaters through their M&M Realty Company. In March 1927 M&M sold the three theaters for $250,000 to Col. Fred Levy, Lee Goldberg, and Sam and Harry Switow (dba Anderson Realty Company). McCullough, Levy, Goldberg and the Switows incorporated Anderson Theatrical Enterprises Corporation in March 1927 and began operating the Riviera, Starland and Granada on March 20, 1927. In October 1927 Anderson Theatres Corporation, owned by Levy, Goldberg and Leo Keiler, all of Louisville, KY, acquired the Riviera, Starland and Granada and affiliated with Principal Theatres Corporation, forming the West Coast circuit’s first group of Eastern theaters. In January 1930 Publix took possession of the Riviera, Starland, and Granada, leasing them from Principal. Publix assumed active management on January 11, 1930, though the deal was effective six days earlier. The Anderson Herald reported on January 12, 1930, that the Granada, one of the oldest theaters in the city, had been closed, except for intervals, for three years and probably would not reopen.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on July 21, 2023 at 4:35 pm

The February 6, 1915 issue of Moving Picture World reported that the Grand Opera House at Anderson, Indiana, was being remodeled and had been leased to J. B. Dennison, who would operate it as a movie theater.