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Bohm Theatre, 1929

George A. Bohm, builder, owner and manager of Bohm Theatre, was born in Albion; resides with his mother, Mrs. Lena Bohm, at 402 Crandall Street; has been in the picture business 17 years.

He is a talented musician; playing both clarinet and saxophone. As a member of Sousa’s Band toured the United States, and during the World War, this band was enlisted in the service as one of the U.S. Navy Bands. Mr. Bohm was a member of a specially organized band which accompanied President Wilson on his first peace trip to Europe after the armistice was signed, and has had a rich band, orchestral, and theatrical experience.

He played in several theatrical orchestras in leading playhouses where Maude Adams, Cauncey Olcott and many other celebrities appeared. Mr. Bohm’s boyhood dream of having a picture show business of his own was stimulated by his orchestral experience.

In 1915 he started a picture show on West Porter Street, later he operated the Censor Theatre until his new theatre building was completed and formally opened to the public, December 25, 1929.

Bohm Theatre has an attractive entrance, is a substantial, two-story brick building, with two store spaces in front; has a large three-manual pipe organ; spacious stage; excellent acoustics; very latest type of talking equipment. Its owner endeavors at all time to please his patrons in selection of pictures and in consideration of their personal comfort.

Source: Krenerick, Miriam. Albion’s Milestones and Memories. Albion, MI: Art Craft Press. 1932. 86

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