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Oakland Tribune (Newspaper) - November 8, 1939, Oakland, California OAKLAND TRIBUNE, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 1939 I0WNTOWN THEATER OPENS feNIGHT AMID FANFARE Oakland's biggest event in many months, 5 becomes a reality tonight, .starting Jjraf 6, .with the opening of .the newly Theater at 12th .feand Broadway. _ __ Outstanding ceiebruifei Will "r the occasion, including Dominic DiMaggio, Lefty O'Doul, Jean Par- ker screen star; Budda, radio per- i former, and Slip Madigan, foot- riball coach of St Mary's: College. The even promises to bring to the TWINS FOR OPENING -1 able gaiaxy. 01 celebrities, Jicl cniy from the Bay region, but from throughout the State. They will be greeted by city ot- ficials and other prominent citizens, partaking in the festivities which launch the Downtown Theater. The new house has been completely remodeled and redesigned and is furnished, with new seats, new "I-.sound, system and a sumptuous The'new theater will offer a pro- -_ gram' of both vaudeville arid' major v-'studio feature pictures. Sharing with "Tissie Lish" will be. 'ijn'euch stage attractions as Joe Frisco, late of Ziegfeld Follies, billed as "The Man With a the Wat- f2 kins Twins, June and Juel, merly of the George White Scan- dais, and Earl Carrol Tyler, 5. Thorn and Post European dance stars, and the seven Danwills, sen- sational teeterboard novelty tum- _, "For Love or Money" will be the opening screen feature, a fast mov- ing comedy drama with June Lang, Kent and Edward Brophy. Downtown wiE be strictly a family theater .with a popular price scale. SCafholic Women -Sponsor Rummage M, A two-day, summage sale, spon- sored by local units of the "National Council ot Catholic Women, will be held at 429 Ninth Street tomorrow Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 pjn. Proceeds will be used 1o-augment fv the building fund for the new St LlfMary's Catholic Church at Walnut Creek, construction of which will be in the near fu'ure. Committee workers in charge of S'rthe sale include: Mesdames Colin John Hirt, E. Rossis, William Tagg and Peter -Menou. NEW THRU SERVICE The Wotting Twins, June, left and Juel, right, or it may be the othw way round, will be on hand at the Downtown Theater tonight for the official opening of the new house. Theater Assn. Announces New Program A diversified program' is an- nounced by the Eastbay Children's Theater Association for their 1939-40 series of presentations for the younger set. Starting next Saturday, the two performance's of the narrative ballet based on Hans Christian Anderson's fairy tale. "The Princess and the Swineherd, will be given in the City Club theater at 1428 Alice Street at 10 a.m. and at p.m. Season tick- ets may be obtained from Mrs. Rob- ert "Mclvor of 120 King Avenue, Piedmont, or-at Sherman and box office. An interesting.feature1 is''that the story will be narrated. during the performance while the dancers give their interpretation through panto- mime and rythin. On February 3, the University of California Little Theater Players will present four one-act plays writ- ten by Everett Glass; on March 2, the Piedmont High School will present "The Mystery of Goodacre written by their director, Millis Caverly. On March 30, the junior program will present an opera which should: thrill the followers of the Children's, Theater, an adaptation of the Rus- sian folk story, "The Bumble Bee Prince." The last of the series will be the ever-Donular "Pied Finer of Ham- by Miss Beatrice Bur- nett DAILY between Son Francisco and Chicago G0 last tht "Setnie way i. across FtPthtr River Canyon... Colorado Rockitt. Mora magic daylight hours to tn- Joy this spectacular sctnery. f: Standard and tourist Pullmans; lounge car for all sleeping car passengers; luxurious reclining chair cars; all cars air-condi- tioned. No change of cars en route. Delicious meals (as low si 90c a day for coach and tourist car wune service...free pillows. SURLINGTON L M.B. BAKER. Gen. 999 Monidoock DO 2141 IK> OKANDE I. J. E. COURTNEY, Aw't Tf. Moatdaock Bid... EX 767S WlfTHN MCIHC MICKEY, Go. Alt. GRAND Al's Chop Suey Restaurant 3731 East 14th St. Under New Management of BENNY CHIN Serving finest Chinese and American food. Good ser- vice. Large menu to select from. A TAMED SHREW To our lady and children customers. FREE Choice Chinese Candies on Opening Day! Tomorrow Lynn Fontonne has up the battle in this scene in "The Taming of the Shrew" with Alfred Lunt. They will be at the Ciirran on next Monday evening to start a limited engage- ment. CLUB Lido featuring LEE ROULET Sensational Dancers DINNER With Wine. No Cover Charge. Val Valente and His Music. w Columbus ATC., San Francisco 4S44_______ Lunts Bring Big Company West on Tour T Entourage of 61 Follow! Stan for Taming of An entourage ot'tl persons fol- lows Alfred Lunt tnd Lynn Fon- tanne to San Francisco for the pur- pose of assisting the stars in their streamlined production of Shake- speare's gay farce, "The Taming of the at the'Curran the fort- night beginning Monday. In addition to the 40 or more dyed-in-the-wool Equity actors, this includes the acrobats, dwarfs, clowns, musicians and dancers with v.'hieh the proceedings are jazzed, and Lunt and Miss Fontanne's Jour personal servants. Miss Fontanne S He: TT.SL'.Q, ana also s aresser who assists in her changes of cos- tume at the theater. Lunt has valet and a chauffeur. This quartet are very important in the touring life of the stars. The chauffeur does no riding qn railway trains. He leaves a city where the ,unts are appearing in time to drive, the car to the next city in which they are to play and meet hem at the station when their train pulls in. Miss Fontanne's maid (who is the wife of the chauffeur) is a cook and she officiates in that capacity when :he company is in a city long enough to make it feasible for Lunt and Miss Fontanne to take a house- keeping as will be the case in San Francisco. The elaborateness of the produc- ion makes it necessary for the com- >any to carry half a dozen stage lands to supplement the 20 who are burnished by the theaters in which hey play. This "Shrew" is un- doubtedly the largest dramatic or- ganization now-on tour. Church Announces Annual Whist Party The Third Order of St. Francis de iales Church will hold its annual whist tomorrow evening -at o'clock in the school auditorium, rrove and 21st Streets. Proceeds will be used for Christinas philan- thropical work. Father Bernard Burke is general chairman, assisted by Mesdames Ann Miller, Thomas O'Connell, Catharine Hofstide, Margaret Beck and Margaret Wilson, and the Misses illian Lamping, Mary Lenane and Mary Donnelly. Mrs. Harry Dean-is president of the organization. II The most UNIQUE and UN- USUAL Nile Club in the West II FINOCCHIO'S SWitEtE tht ENTERTAINMENT IS 506 Broadway, San Francisco Phone DOnilat 9913 DIFFERENT AND HOW A Modern Theatre for Modern Theatregoers I I Cordially iht ultra modern Down Town Theatre DOWNTOWN PROPERTY OWNERS OCJATIQN, Inc., Missionary to Tell Of Work in India SAN LEANDRO, Nov. years of missionary work in India will be described at a dessert lunch- eon of the.Broadmoor Women's So- ciety of the Broadmoor Church to- morrow afternoon by Mrs. Gertrude Harris, now a student of the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley. Mrs. Charles A. Gossett, president will preside over a short business meeting and Mrs. James Cooper will conduct the devotionals. The lunch- eon is being sponsored by the so- ciety's cheerio circle, of which Mrs. Fred Welp is chairman. Judge Groy to Talk On Armistice Day SAN LEANDRO, Nov. Armistice Day Has Tatieht, TTs." an address by Leon E. Gray, Alameda County Superior Court Judge, will be heard by members of the Broad- moor Men's Club tonight at a meet- ing in the Broadmoor Community Church. A second speaker, Ben Stetson, will give an address titled "In Lon- don When War Was Declared." The session will' be conducted by Leon- ard A. Keefer, president Uncensored Drama, Submarine Warfare U-BOAT 54 for "Dark with Vivien ieifh, star of "Gone with the and Conrad Veldt "Unexpected Father" AUDITORIUM THEATRE S Nirhtd, NIT. 10-11, Matinee INTERNATIONAL MAGICIANS IHI ONIY I A C, I N 1 H i w 0 R.I IJ Setfi: Shermin, City ft Co., Foirik Flotr, H. C. CavweH't. Phmt HI-HID. He, lie, Mitlnte Me. SI Coming NOT. 21st AUDITORIUM THEATRE GOLDEN BOY Clifford' Odets Starring Bernlce Clair Eric Linden. Popular prices. OWrf: Clay 'HI fate 1220. SHE'S SITTING ON TOP OF THE WORLD Magicians Here Friday AndSaturday International Group Will Appear at Auditorium Theater Dariel Fitzkee's International Ma- gicians, appearing at the Oakland Auditorium Theater next Friday and Saturday, is a full evening show presented by prize winning special- ists in their respective fields oi magical entertainment Senor Maldo from Mexico; MingV the Chinese magician; Slyter, the Eysters, Lyy, Tolmack, Lucille Hughes, Caro, Marcia Adair and Fitzkee are admitted by experts to be among the greatest manipulators in the world. This company of entertainers, ac- cording to press reports, makes it possible to offer, numbers impossible wiil never be seen again in Oakland. It is said to be an entertainment so unusual, so different, so com- pletely new that it cannot be judged by any of the usual standards. Pro- duction material has been condensed and speeded up until it has been compressed into the fastest two and a half hours show on the stage today. A special matinee will be given on Saturday, November 11. Jean Parker, who comes from Hollywood tonight to give her blessing to the new Downtown Theater, which will be opened with special ceremonies as a combination vaudeville and picture theater with programs aimed directly the family trade. Open House to Be Held at High School SAN LEANDRO, Nov. ing as a means for teachers and par- ents to become acquainted, "Open House" will be held at San Leandro High School tonight from 8 until ID o'clock, according to J. E. Sutton, principal. The occasion will be in observance of American Education Week. Church ro Sponsor Annual Card Party The annual Fall card party of Old St. Mary's Church will be held in the Parish Hall, Seventh and Jeffer- son Streets, next Friday evening.' The Rev. Charles Phillips, pastor, is honorary chairman, and Mrs. Mary Collins heads the general committee on arrangements. Dahlia Society to Give Public Whist SAN LEANDRO, Nov. pub- lic whist party will be held tomor- row at p.m. in the Veterans' Memorial Building, Bancroft and Callan Avenues, by the San Leandro Dahlia Society, in the interest of its annual dahlia show, according to Charles Garrity, secretary-manager. Mrs. Christine 'Groves is chairman of the arrangements committee. Pocahontas Whist RICHMOND, Nov. Council, Degree of Pocahonfas, will give a whist party Tuesday in Red Men's Hall, according to Mrs. Eve- lyn Pendleton, presiding officer. TODAY TOMOEBOV FREDRIC MARCH JOAN BENNETT also PANAMA LADY LUCILLE BALL Henry Fonda Marjorie Weaver YOUNG MR. LINCOLN Ritz Brothers in THE GORILLA PAUL POSZ CELEBRITY ATTRACTIONS SEMES OP K AT BARGAIN PB1CCS S2.M U S5.M, intUdlnr tax All Attrtetioni it S. F. VINCENT SflEEAN Friday Night nn. MX VCTASO MONDAY EVENING, NOV. IS A Nnr.ii wnni.i EVENING, TEB. 14 MLI.R KVK CURIR TUESDAY EVENING, MARCH t RcriM O'Ftntll St., Mh >ni Shitlt Xiektta, Iktrntn, BT ;