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The Palms  



Located at 612 Lakeshore Dr.

h so far appears to have been the Culver Theater.

1934 - May 2 - New Movie Theare to Open Here Sunday

    A New moving Picture theater will be opened in Culver on Sunday, May 6, in the Hayes Building and will be known as "The Plams". G. R. Miller is the manadger and is in a partnership that also operates a North Manchester theatre

    The interior of the building has been completely redecorated and entirely new sound equipment Instalalled. Mr. Miller states that he is booking only the latest pictures as he plans to this vicinity the finest in cinema.


1935 - February 20 - Everett Hoesel to Open Move Theater Here
    The Palms, local moving picture theater, will open Sunday night, March 3 under the management of Evert Hoesel.

    Changes in the heating plant and sound equipment are now being made and piuctures booked for the future.

    Mr. Hoesel has not announced the opening feature film, but states that ontly the best of pictures will be shown here.


An interesting note that during the time era under the name Palm is that the west wall bore a painting of palm trees.

HOESEL SELLS SHOW


1940 - May 15 Palms Theatre Sold; Extensive Remodeling To Be Started Soon
    The Sale of the Palsm Theatre by Evert Hoesel to the Culver Threatres, Inc. has been veified by A. A. Henkel, of Chiacgo.

    The new onwers operate several other theatres in the state, it is understood.

    Mr. Hoesel had owned the theater for several years, and for over a year has leased it to Mr. Henton, who will continue to act as manager for the new owners for a time.


    Extensive remodeling will be started within a short time, and will include a new marquee, new front, ladies and mens restrooms, redcorate the interior, new carpests, lighting fixtures, and structureal changes to be med in keeping with high class theatres. Air conditioning will be installed, and all seats remodeled

    The contract for the remodeling has been let to a firem that had had considerable experience in theatre work.
EVERT HOESEL SELLS THEATRE AT Culver
    Culver , May 16. - The sale of the Palms Theatre by Evert Hoesel to Culver Theatres, Inc., has been verified by A. A. Henkel, of Chicago. The new owners operate several other theatres in the state, it is understood. Mr. Hoesel who formerly lived at Leiters Ford, had owned the theatre for several years, and for over a year had leased it to Mr. Henton, who will continue to act as manager for the new owners for a time.

    Extensive remodeling will be started within a short time, and will include a new marquee, new front, ladies and mens restrooms, redecorate the interior, new carpets, lighting fixtures and structural changes to be made in keeping with high class theatres. Air contitioning will be installed, and all seats remodeled. The contract for the remodeling has been let to a firm that has had considerable experience in theatre work. [The News-Sentinel, Thursday, May 16, 1940]

    Everett Hoesel this week sold the Palm Theatre in Culver to Seto Eaton of Elwood, Pa., who has taken possession. Mr. Hoesel, who was reared in Aubbeenaubbee township, has operated the theatre for the past four years. He will conduct an insurance agency in Culver . - The News-Sentinel, Thursday, March 16, 1939



    1940 - My 22 - Palms... Culver Closed For Remodeling watch for opening Date. Culver Theatres Inc>

    1940 - 5 June - a completely remodeled theater, even including the name, will be opened to the public tonight when the former Palm Theater makes its bow to the public as The El Rancho.

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