Once again, I would like to thank the wonderful folks at the History Colorado Center. They were able to do a lookup for me that proves that the “Chin Chin” show was in Fort Collins on November 20th, 1919. So, I was able to backfill another date for Donna and the “Chin Chin” show during November 1919.
TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC FOR THE FIRST TIME IN TEN OR MORE YEARS CHARLES DILLINGHAM OF THE NEW YORK HIPPODROME GLOBE THEATRE PRODUCER OF “JACK O’ LANTERN” WITH FRED STONE “THE CANARY”with JULIA SANDERSON and JOE CAWTHORN “HIP HIP HOORAY” “EVERYTHING” ETC., ETC., ETC. FAVORS OUR CITY AGAIN WITH ONE OF HIS RICH AND GIGANTIC PRODUCTiONS.
IT IS THEREFORE WITH A GREAT DEAL OF PLEASURE AND IN FACT PRIDE THAT I ANNOUNCE THE COMING OF HIS GREATEST MUSICAL COMEDY SUCCESS “CHIN CHIN”
with WALTER WILLS and ROY BINDER IN THE LEAD A COMPANY OF 65 FORTY GIRLS 35 MEN BACK OF SCENES AND THE FAMOUS CLOWN SAXOPHONE BAND.
M. C. GERHART
One Night Only
Thursday November …. 20TH
The Empress Theatre
The building appears to have been completely renovated. For many years it was a barbecue restaurant known as Nordy’s BBQ. Today it is Hodi’s Half Note.
- Fort Collins Express – November 16, 1919. Page 8, via History Colorado Center.
- Fort Collins Express – November 18, 1919. Page 8, via History Colorado Center.
- Fort Collins Express – November 20, 1919. Page 8, via History Colorado Center.
- Fort Collins History Connection – Fort Collins Timeline 1919.
- Fort Collins History Connection – Fort Collins Timeline 1920.
- Herbert Lloyd’s Vaudeville Trails Through the West, Page 87 – Archive.Org.
Building Colorado Story by Story: The Sanborn Fire Insurance Map Collection.
- Sanborn Insurance Maps Fort Collins March 1906 – No Theatre Present.
- Sanborn Insurance Maps Fort Collins March 1909 – Orpheum Theater.
- Sanborn Insurance Maps Fort Collins March 1917 – Empress Theater.