Sanford Scores an Epic Hit 'On Air': Reaches 8,000,000 Listeners with Solid Facts

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Title

Sanford Scores an Epic Hit 'On Air': Reaches 8,000,000 Listeners with Solid Facts

Alternative Title

Sanford Scores an Epic Hit 'On Air'

Subject

Sanford (Fla.)
Theaters--Florida
Theaters--Florida
Radio--United States
Broadcasting--United States

Description

Newspaper article on the WJZ broadcast at the Milane Theatre of a Sanford and Seminole County program of information and music to an audience of 8,000,000 radio listeners.

The Milane Theatre was built at 203 South Magnolia Avenue in Sanford, the former location of the Star Theatre, an abandoned movie house. Scroggs and Ewing, architects from Georgia, prepared the plans for the Milane. The name of the new theater was derived from the combination of the presidents of the Milane Amusement Company president and vice president: Frank L. Miller and Edward F. Lane. The Milane opened in July of 1923 and seated 823 patrons. In 1933, the Milane was sold to Frank and Stella Evans, investors from Lake Mary, Florida. The new owners renamed their business the Ritz Theater and held the property until the 1990s. However, the Ritz struggled financially in the 1960s and closed in 1978 due to failure to compete with the new multiplex theaters. The building remained vacant until 1984, when it reopened as the Showtime Cantina. The Showtime Cantina closed in 1988 and remained vacant and in decay. In the mid-1990s, Ritz Community Theater Projects, Inc. acquired the property and began rehabilitation in 1998. On May 6, 2000, the theater reopened as the Helen Stairs Theatre in honor of the citizen who led the restoration project, Helen Stairs. The following year, the location was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. In 2008, additional renovations were completed at the theater was renamed the Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center in honor of the Wayne Densch Charitable Trust Fund for contributing to the renovations fund.

Source

Digital reproduction of original newspaper article: This Week in Sanford Vol. 01, No. 24, June 28, 1926,  page 1-2: Item number DP0008901. Central Florida Memory. http://digital.library.ucf.edu/cdm/ref/collection/CFM/id/120820.

Publisher

This Week in Sanford
Curnick, Arthur R.

Date Created

ca. 1926-06-28

Date Copyrighted

1926-06-28

Date Issued

1926-06-28

Has Format

Original newspaper article: This Week in Sanford Vol. 01, No. 24, June 28, 1926,  page 1-2: Sanford Museum, Sanford, Florida.

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original newspaper photograph: This Week in Sanford Vol. 01, No. 24, June 28, 1926,  page 1-2.

Is Part Of

This Week in Sanford Vol. 01, No. 24, June 28, 1926.
Sanford Museum, Sanford, Florida.
Milane Theatre Collection, Sanford Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

application/pdf

Extent

257 KB

Medium

1 newspaper article

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

Sanford, Florida
New York City, New York
New York City, New York
Charlotte, North Carolina

Spatial Coverage

28.810527, -81.266859
40.754543, -73.982245
40.756732, -73.974064
35.229916, -80.841737

Temporal Coverage

1926-06-25/1926-06-28

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Economics Teacher
Geography Teacher
Humanities Teacher
Music Teacher

Provenance

Originally published by This Week in Sanford.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by This Week in Sanford and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Curator

Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

Source Repository

External Reference

"Helen Stairs Theatre." StageClick. http://www.stageclick.com/venue/457.aspx.
"Theater History." Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center. http://www.wdpac.com/footer-menu/theater-history/.
"Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center." Seminole County: Florida's Natural Choice. http://www.visitseminole.com/things-to-do/general/wayne-densch-performing-arts-center.

Transcript

SANFORD SCORES AN EPIC HIT 'ON AIR'
REACHES 8,000,000 LISTENERS WITH SOLID FACTS
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