Known Years of Operation

Jun 9, 1914 - Aug 31, 1938

Number of Seats



C.G. Rawlings, Ed I. Hudson, C.F. Hill, J.C. Booth, A.E. Laflar, Barney Kenworthy

Additional Facts

  • Formerly the T.G. Bligh theater
Globe theater ad, 1920
Albany Daily-Democrat, Aug. 14, 1920, p. 5.

The photo to the left is an advertisement which seems to depict an over-exaggerated drawing of an African American man or perhaps a white individual in blackface. The group advertised were a well-known African American blackface blackface minstrel troupe who typically performed comic skits, variety acts, as well as dancing and musical performances that mocked African American community.

Flirting With Fate, a 1916 film starring Douglas Fairbanks, details a man’s attempt to end his life. Following the news that the woman he loves has become engaged to another man, Fairbanks’ character becomes distraught. Believing there is no longer a reason to  live, he seeks a professional to end his life though a shift in thinking occurs as the woman changes her mind, deciding against marriage. In an attempt to survive, the man must avoid the hit he has thrust upon himself.

Globe theater ad, 1917
Albany Daily-Democrat, Jan. 12, 1917, p. 3.

The image to the right is an advertisement for a showing at the Globe theater. The advertisement itself highlights the growing popularity of moving pictures, a time in which actors became recognized for their work. The ability to use one's celebrity status to promote a film is evident as  Douglas Fairbanks’ name is seen in bold lettering, above the film’s title and theatre itself. 

Globe theater promotional ad in Motion Picture News, 1922
Motion Picture News, July-Aug. 1922. Media History Digital Library.

The photo above was published in the national exhibitors' journal Motion Picture News. It highlights a promotional technique utilized by the Globe. The theatre’s lobby was decorated in order to inform viewers of a film titled Across the ContinentAn attractive display, its purpose was to attract local passersby.

In an effort to support the Albany Red Cross Association, the Globe theater collaborated with the organization and showed a film titled A Modern Mother Goose. The Red Cross was responsible for the film while the theatre’s manager made concessions in order to provide the organization with a greater share of the profits for tickets sold. In order to attract a broader audience, tickets were sold at local drug stores and other various retailers throughout the city. There was also a solicitation for tickets, with tickets being sold for 25 cents, 15 cents for children. Beyond the film, several specialty acts were provided by local entertainment in order create a successful and diverse night of entertainment.

A collaborative effort between the Globe theater and the University of Oregon Woman’s Glee Club is shown in an advertisement for a concert, benefiting the woman’s building fund. Tickets were sold at Woodworth’s Drug Store a day prior to the fundraiser.


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