News-Star, February 2, 1915 In 1915, there was a new comedy star on the horizon, known as Charles Chaplin. His Little Tramp character was only about a year old at the time. This was the first ad I could find of a movie in Monroe with Charlie as a headline....However, it may not have been … Continue reading The First Charlie Chaplin Movie shown in Monroe.
This building once stood in the 100 block of DeSiard Street almost directly across from St. John. It opened December 29, 1909 as a vaudeville and movie theater. It boasted a seating capacity of 500 and a four piece orchestra. it was torn down around 1928.