| The Wizard
was a important early small theatre on North Eutaw Street, in downtown
had some of the most attractive ads in local newspapers in the early years,
as seen below. The entire block
has been rebuilt over the years, and much neweer buildings occupy the site
, with no trace of the old theater.
While the Wizard was mention early and often, by the
1930's I was unable to find any mention of the Wizard. In the 1920 Wid's
Film Yearbook , the Wizard as being run by Bernard Depkin Jr. , under Paramount,
and was one of six he operated that year. It also made mention that the Wizard
was one of the four most important First Run houses in town, the other three
being the Parkway, Blue Mouse and Rivoli.