Hughes-Franklin Theatres

  • American

Hughes-Franklin Theatres was an American cinema chain owned by film producer Howard Hughes and former Fox West Coast executive Harold B Franklin. - AsNotedIn

Notable Position Person From To
Owner Howard Hughes 1931 1932

Timeline

Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
1931/01/00 Howard Hughes and former Fox West Coast executive Harold B Franklin establish the Hughes-Franklin Company. By March, company will own 125 theater in eight states. Established
1931/04/00 Hughes-Franklin Theatres own the Robb and Rowley movie theater chain during construction and opening of the Texas Theatre. Owner Texas Theatre Dallas, TX
1931/07/31 The Studio Theatre opens with a showing of "The Viking". The 'automatic' theater has 303 seats, but no ushers. A cashier, manager and a projectionist operate the venue. Patrons can buy candy, cigarettes and drinks from coin operated machines. Owner Studio Theatre Los Angeles American Lightning - The Birth Of Hollywood
1932/01/00 The Hughes-Franklin Company announces that all holdings will be closed or sold "as soon as possible". End Studio Theatre Los Angeles
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