Pomeroy Washington Downtown National Historic District

Downtown Pomeroy Washington, 1908

News from the

Pomeroy East Washington logotype 1908

December, 1919

Page 5, theatre news

1919 -- Not What We Were Promised

1919 was supposed to be a good year. The War to End All Wars had ended the poreevious November; our boys were slowly coming home from "Over There;" technology -- automobiles, phonographs, radio, electricity was becoming more widespread.

But then there was the Influenza Epidemic and we started to run out of sugar and the New Seeley -- which had opened only six short years before -- was closing two nights a week to conserve their limited supply of coal.

However, during the remaining five days a week, the Thompsons managed to book a wide variety of popular actors and movies.