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TH13 WASHINGTON TIMES. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21; 191G. - .7 R'. m i Modern Theater Building Makes , :; Audience a Part of the Drama Ruts Picture Patrons in More .': Intimatd Touph With Pro duction. TWO. STRUCTURES PLANNED doth, to Be Along Most Up-to-Date Ideas for Amusement . Houses. "fife- Important thins to 'the motion picture patrons In Washington for the past week has been the an nouncements, that have been made retarding tho construction of two Jhew theaters, by Harry Crandall nd Tom Mooro, respectively, of a 'sort that wilt create a new era In photoplay presentation in tho city, The needs of motion picture pre sentation nre best met In buildings constructed for the purpose. And, except In tho caso of one or two of the neighborhood houses, Washing ton only has buildings which were reconstructed for the purpose, with the limitations of the old structures evcr Interfering with the best pre sentation of pictures and the housing i)t picture audiences. Tho definite plans that have been announced by Harry Crandall for the new Knickerbocker Theater that Is to be erected at the corner of Eighteenth street and Columbia road, contemplate a radical departure from the construction Ideas of any theater building In the city, and will glvo Washington a thoroughly modern and up-to-dato structure for tho presentation of pictures of the Tery highest order. New Light Effect. The new Knickerbocker Theater will have the largest auditorium of ny theater in the clfy, with n seat ing capacity of 1,80a In addition to this It will be equlppod with a light ing system that Is especially adapted for the creation of a proper atmos phere for pleture presentation. Tho effects of moonlight, of sunlight, of all the various changes that appear In the picture will be possible in the auditorium and the audience wilt be able to become on actual part of the drama they are" seeing unreeled on the screen. Mr. Crandall has been among the most enterprising of the local mo tion picture men in the exhibition of motion pictures In this city. With four Important theaters already un der his control, he has gone Into what Is really an Unexplored section of the city, from the commercial side of the amusement business, to con struot the most modern theater In the city. Tho patrons of pictures In that section promise Mr. Crandall their hearty support In his enter prise. Why Helen Retired. . Helen Badgley, the Thanhouser kldlet. Is In the cast supporting Vln ' cent .Serrano, who is .to be .a tarred In 'A. Modern Monte Cristo," a Thanhouser production to be released through Path. Actresses beforo have retired for various reasons to be married, , to travel, etc. but Helen has a now reason. 8he lost her front teeth and had to stay out of tho pictures until the new ones grow In. Florence LaBadle Is of French Canadian extraction and was born In Canada. She Is still with Than houser, but releasing through 1'athe. Paul Panzer Is married and has two children. Crane Wilbur has cm barked In a couple of matrimonial entanglements since . appearing In "The Perils of Pauline." Famous Juliets Will Be Seen in Theda Bara Cast A curious situation will be revealed in the presentation of the Theda Bara version of "Itomeo and Juliet" in mo tion pictures at Cra'ndall's Theater to morrow when, in the roles of Lady Capulct and Lady Montagu will be seen two of tho most famous Inter preters of the role of Juliet Helen Tracey and Victory Bateman. Miss Tracey Is perhaps the' boat known of the two vetoran actresses, and is particularly well known in Washington, where she hau played sev eral seasons with the Poll Players. She Is rated ns one of tho few actresses of n generation ago who Is still in tho most active service on the stage. She entered her career as an actress when eighteen years old with John McCtil lough In San Francisco, and made her first nppearanco as Juliet In McCul lough's leading lady at tho old Boston Museum. Miss Bateman Is very well known to theatergoers, and comes from a family that has given many actors and actresses to the stage. PHOTOPLAYS Symphony Of Commanding Excellence. Leader Ninth Street's Fashionable Photoplay Theater M Tomorrow Mon. -Tues. Wed. PAULINE FREDERICK In "ASHES OF EMBERS" Thurs.-Fri. Sat. Edna Goodrich mi &. 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FRANCIS BUSHMAN and BEVERLY BAYNE in a Scene From a Photoplay Version of Shakespe arc's Immortal Love Tragedy, To Be Seen at the Garden Theater N ext Week, Beginning Tomorrow. Music Score for Bushman Bayne "Romeo and Juliet" An Important feature of the Francis Buitliman-Deverly Bayne production of 'Romeo and Juliet" to bo produced at tho Garden Theater a.11 next week will be the musical score that has been prepared for It. Irene Hcrg and Smauel M. Berg have prepared u score that takes Into consideration the big themes of the Gounod opera oi "Romeo and Juliet" and the Tschal kowsky symphony of tho same name. The composers hae woven the work or the two great musicians Into a score with a number of original pas sages which exactly fits tho presenta tion of the film. Tnere aro many special scenes In tho film drama which are not to bo found In the opera made It necessary TODAY'S BEST FILMS. Masonic Auditorium, Thirteenth street and New York avenue Charles RIchman In "The Dawn of Freedom" (Vitagraph). Home, Twelfth and C streets north east Lcnorc Ulrlch In "The Heart of Paula" (Morosco). Circle, 2103 Pennsylvania nvcnuo Clara Klmhall Young In "The Dork Silence" (World Film Corp.) Casino. Seventh and F streets Ralph Kdlard and Grace Durmond In "The Shielding Shadow" (Pnthe) Strand. Ninth and D streets Lillian Glsh In "Diane of the Follies" (Tri angle). Garden, t23 Ninth street William Nigh and ireno Howley In "Life's shadow." Loew's Columbia, Twelfth and V streets Owen Moore and Marguer ite Courtot In "Tho Kiss," (Famous Players). Penn Gardens. Twenty-first street and Pennsylvania avenue Orml Hawley and Rockcllffo Fellowes In "Where Love Leads" (Fox Film Co.) Crnndall's, Ninth and E streets Gail Kane In "Tho Scarlet Oath" (World Film Corp.) Savoy, Fourteenth street and Colum bia i oad Fannie Ward In "Each Pearl it Tear" (Lasky). Apollo, 6M H street northeast Edna Mayo In "The return of Evo" (Es sanay). Avenue Grand, 6t5 Pennsylvania ave nue southeast. Marguerite Clark in "Silks and Satins" (Famous Play ers). Leader, Ninth, between E and F streets Mary Plckford In "Tess of the Storm Country" (Famous Players). Washington, Eighteenth and Cali fornia streets Paulino Ficflcrlck In "The Woman In tho Case" (Fa mous Players.) , PHOTOPLAYS Orchestra HOUSE LIES" love .motifs of Romeo nnd Juliet are taken from the opera, while the niottr or the action itself as well as tho motif for Friar Laurence comes from the symphony. Morosco-Famous Players Lasky Now One Company Tho Lanky, Famous Players and Mo rocco film producing companies havo been combined In one organization, ac cording to a statement Just IfBucd from New York. The Lasky and Famous Player Companies combined several weeks ago, and the Morosco Company has Just entered the 'combination. Each of tncMO companies will con tinue to make motion pictures under the separate names that tuivo been used heretofore, but In tho future the member of what were formerly three companies will, be interchangeable. As, for Instance, Marguerite (ri.r. or tne Famous Players, may bo used in a Lasky production with Dustln Farnum of tho Morosco forces as leading man, and Theodore Roberts character man. Or Blanche Sweet may nppear In a Famous Players drama It Is understood thut some such pro ductions are actually planned as "all star" casts. The announcement Is also made that Irene Fcnwick has been added to tho list of Famous Players' stars, and that llobart Bosworth and Tully Marshall have Joined tho regu lar Lasky Company, while Houso Peters has been engaged as n mem ber of the Morosco stock forces. PHOTOPLAYS CRANDALL' m SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA SUNDAY-MONDAYvTUESDAV-WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY WM. FOX'S Collossal URAIIPA llll I ROMEO HARRY THEDA BARA With the Following Superb Cast: GLEN WHITE As Mercutio . EDWIN HOLT As Capulet WALTER LAW As Friar Laurence VICTORY BATEMAN. ..As Lady Montague JOHN W. DILLON As Tybalt' ALICE GALE As Nurse EINAR LINDEN As Paris ELWIN EATON As Montague And the Former Poll The Supremo FRIDAY-SATURDAY J- Warren Kerrigan and Louise Lovely of Isham's Famous Novel 'CIVILIZATION' CALLEO . PEACE PLEA IN FILM Washington Gets' First Produc tion After Long New York Run. SEW YOIUC, Oat. 21.-The Imposing film spectacle, "Civilization" will close Its run In New York at tho Columbia Circle Theater tonight after the three hundredth performance. Except for "The Birth of a Nation" this Is the longest run ever recorded In New York for a film drama and tho cutting short of tho presentation here Is due to the fact that its owners ne Klectcd to leaMo tho Columbus Circle Theater for a longor period, and could not get another houso suitable to tho film. Tho production will ko from hero to Washington, D. C where It Is to be presented for the first time tomorrow at the Strand Theator. It Is announced' that "Civilization" will anly.be shown for week engagements for the present. Theplity has crcatod considerable coinmont In New York, because of the pretentious production made by Thom as H. Inca and tho big theme Involved. Reviewers have called it a film plea for peace. It has a distinct story into which has been woven an allegory of the de structlveness of war. Its locale Ih set In a mythical king dom whose ruler decides to sacrifice Ills subjects In a destructive war to iiratlfy his personal ambition. .Modern warfare is snown witn mucn detail. An cntlr city Is destroyed with '.wii .1 niiiii.ii: in mi una, t,.i iiiu.i i bomos dropped from a balloon, and there Is an attack of a submarine on a passenger ship. The loading char acters In the drama are assumed by Enid Markcy, Howard Hickman, Her nchcl Mayall, Lola May, Charles K. French, J. Uarney Sherry. George fisher, Ethel Ullman, and Jcromn Storm. TFTcre are several thousand people used In the drama. The story was written by C. Gardner Sullivan and produced under the personal direction of Thomas II. Ince. Keeps the Film Children Amused in a Playroom A fully equipped nursery, with hobby horses, dolls, wagons, Teddy bears, and all tho paraphernalia necessary in a Juvenile room, has been installed by Directors C. M. and 8. A. Franklin for the Fine Arts kiddles during their two runn pi m duiiiuihi, v.ai., wncrc uiu big scenco In tho Triangle-Fine Arts production, "The Defenders," arc being staged When the Franklin brothers went to Sunland they decldpd to make the stay as pleasant as possible for the Triangle youngsters. The kiddles, including George Stone, Violet Radcllffe, Carmen DeRue, Francis Carpenter, Bculah Burns, nnd Lloyd Pearl, are having the time of their lives on tho location. The children are In charge of Mrs. Love, mothor of Ilcsolo Loc, who Is featured In "The Defenders." The Franklin brothers state that the nursery and playroom has proved to be a good investment. Bessie Love Spends Her Time Growing Potatoes One of the busiest spots In Holly wood Is Bessie Love's potato patch. It Is not only that they get the most systematic and constant attention from tho little .Triangle star, but that they are so busy growing for her. But Bessie Is also a practlcaj soul, and oddly enough, the potatoes In terest her more than the flowers. They represent practical achievement So the patch Is weedless. and culti vated to the last notch. It Is watered regularly, and Is showing its grati tude to the extent that has started quite a rivalry among the young Tri angle home-makers nt tho Fine Arts Studio near by. Potatoes are not Bessie's entire crop. She hns had a vegetable gardon for seternl years. Potatoes. In fact, are tho novelty. Perhaps that Is why they aro absorbing so much Interest. PHOTOPLAYS Production of hakcspiart's Immortal Tragady AND FEATURING HILLIARD AND Player, HELEN TRACY, as Lady Capulet Triumph of Motion Picture Achievement TllB bOGIfll ITEMS OF INTEREST N AND ABOUT TOWN News and Gossip of Washing ton and Washingtonians Tersely Told. So many George Washington Univer sity students and faculty members drlvo to the university for their classes In au tomobiles that a policeman has been detailed to direct the parking of tho machines. The congestion of automobiles In front of tho Arts and Sciences buildings, In a street noith west, between Tworftleth and Twenty-first streets, was so great at the beginning ofNafMMMMHMBi the university year that many of the wealthy resldonts In the neighborhood complained to the po lice that their limousines at certain hours could not get within half a block of their houses. " Tho Police Department Immediately detailed a bicycle policeman to direct tho parking of the machines during the rush period of tho late afternoon from 4:30 to 5 o'clock. College Suffragists to Meet. The College Equal Suffrage League will hold Its monthly meeting in the "ew ? "0lcl Mnaay. uciooer , .. -- ........ .... . . . . at S o'clock p. m. Talks on Mexico. William D. Montgomery, of the Pan American Union, delivered a lecture TUB COIUIECTTVH Tlu at tt tluHt you order apnli oi iclentlflc and nxact filling ol yout prucrlptlons. Our crifumcn an both lntelilKent fcr4 ablllcd. W know only ont way th right only ont way th right y. May we trvs you I ($&" way. My we rv youi OPTICAL CO lia H st N. W., Soutbtro Bld PHOTOPLAYS PENN GARDENS 21st and Penna. Ave. TODAY Ormi Hawley IN "Where Love leads" TOMORROW (Sunday) H. B. Warner IN "Shell Forty-Three" Triangle-Ince Production CIRCLE THEATER 2105 Pa. Ave. Tomorrow Sunday Ilia; Double Dill EARLE WILLIAMS In "The Nurembnnr Watch." AND LILLIAN WALKER In "llcsjwr of the Mountains." CcASC-l' ' ' ' JULIET As Romeo n9 Juliet M DUGCflilBfir on "Mexico" before a .meeting of the Men's Club, of Foundry M. E. Church. At a business meeting pieccdlng the lecture last night. Harvey Chesnut was elected vice president and J. C. Ohlmsted secretary of the Men's Club. Elks to Open Dancing Season. The commltteo on dance of Washing ton Lodge, No, 16, Benevolent and Pro tective Order of Elks, announces the opening danco jof the season, -which wilt bo a Halloween celebration. In Tues day evening, October SI, at Elks' Home, 819 II street northwest. ; Law Students Elect. Tho followerlng officers of the senior class of tho Georgetown Law School were elected last night: Edwartl T. Hogan, president: John F. Hunt, secre tary; T. ailllpl Wlsh, treasurer: Cllffton P. Slrrell, historian, and Lusk M. Colvllle, sergeant-at-arms. "Sick Rpom" at Tech. The further equipping of the "sick room" at McKlnley Manual Training School Is promised by Principal Frank C. Daniel. For some time the school hns had a room pied for slightly in jured or indisposed pupils, but it Is now proposed to equip the roonrso that one can receive first old treatment at tho school in case of serious accident. Telia How to Have Window Box. You like flowers, but you llvo In an .apartment, and there Is no ground for a gnracni wen, advises the United States Department of Agriculture, why not try a window' boxT In a bulletin just released It describes the ways of planting window boxes, how to grow potted plants und gives directions for their care. PHOTOPLAYS CRANDALL' SAVOY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Three shows every evening, starting, 6:30, 8:00 and G:30 P. M. Final showing of feature at 9:45 P. M. "HfajSBIBiaBiiiHfSBfflfifiBHBI iMBHHHiHHHHHHM m I Wilfred Lucas soriell-to-Pay Austin BXTItA KKVHTONB rLAYEIlS MONDAY MAE MURRAY in "The Big Sister"' TUESDAY EMILY STEVENS in "The Wheel of the Law" WEDNESDAY DUSTIN FARNUM in "The Parson of Panamint" MRAN DA L y j APO LLO- SYMPHONY Three shows every evening, starting 6:30, 8:001 and 9:30 P. M. Final 9:45 P. M. HayakawaSUNJ MONDAY Popular Looal 8took Star. EVERETT BUTTERFIELD in "Forbidden Fruit." TUESDAY CLARA KIMBALL YOUNG in "The Dark Silence" WEDNESDAY LOU TELLEGEN in "Victory of Conscience" IJRANDALL' AVE. GRAND SYMPHONY Throe shows every evening, starting 6:30, 8:001 and 8:30 P. M. Final 9:45 P. M. Clara Kimball Young MONDAY FRANK KEENAN in "The Phantom" DE WOLF HOPPER in "Poor Papa" TUE8DAY EDNA GOODRICH in "Making of Maddalena" WEDNESDAY The Photoplay Masterpiece "Quo Vadis?" SPKCIAI, MATINHU AT 2l30. 10c (0 A. M. 6 P.M. GARDEN STAllH DATES In In EL PETROVA UXTIIA llOBUMAnV TIIKUY IN "A PUnSIKTISNT WOOING." SI'ICCIAIIIANS A FlUTZ KAT7.I2NJAMMRU KIDS CAHTOOX. 10c 10 A. M. 6 P.M. STRAND LILLIAN GISH IJXTKA HUr.U KAY IK ' Van Leaves Vitagraph. Wnlly Van, who has been with the Vitagraph Company for the past 8 years, first as player and then as di rector, has left the employ of thui concern and will take a vacation before looking about for another connection. Mr. Van Is tttg producer of the filial vcrsloo of Tha-Tlmes' story, "The.Bcftl lot Ilunnpr." ' PHOTOPLAYS continuous ciirny iy NOONToiiPtttVuU VrXl t fXTN I " I" C Alt CTATtMulATVfM T KIL toi ALWAYS JEVES ftfi TODAY FLORENCE LA BADIE IN uThe Fugitive" AND "Shielding Shadow" 14th and Columbia Road Mt. Plrasnnt'a Only Exclu sive Ftrnturr Photo play House. IN "1118 W1NXINO 1'UXCH." THURSDAY FRANCES NELSON in "The Revolt" FRIDAY WILLIAM DESMOND & ENID MARKEY In Lt. Danny, U.S.A." KI7YSTONH PLAYKIW In "His I.yln- Heart" SATURDAY CHARLES CHAPLIN In "The Pawnshop," and LOUISE HUFF In "Howard of Patlenoe" 624 H St. N. B. Northtaat'a Only Bxelaatra Featar Fbatoplay Ifo-j. ORCHESTRA showing of feature at I Honorable Friend THURSDAY EMILY STEVENS in "Wheel of the Law" FRIDAY" ' BLANCHE SWEET in "Public Opinion" SATURDAY GERTRUDE ROBINSON in "Concealed Truth" 645 Pa. Ave. S. E.l Uoatheaat's Only Bxclnatr Feature Pbot tplar Ilomie. ORCHESTRA showing of feature atl The Dark Silence THURSDAY VIRGINIA PEARSON in "War Bride's Secret" FRIDAY DE WOLF HOPPER in "Casey at the Bat" HANK MANN in "Wings and Wheels" SATURDAY ANN PENNINGTON in "Susie Snowflakes" 6 P.M. TOII 1'I.AYS ISc & SCARLET today uinmu 6 P.M. TOII ISc l DIANE OF TODAY THE FOLLIES "SUE LOVHD A HAII.on." ISJK3I .