The Hanna Amusement Hall - Love's
Exhibit by Bob Leathers
Views of the New Hanna Amusement Hall
November 19, 1927: The new Theatre was opened. The first on the program was the American flag flashed oh the screen and the National Antem sung by Mr. Jack Lee, after which Mrs Butler gave an address which was followed by the picture "McFadden Flats." A very large audience attended and enjoyed the program. (Union Pacific Coal Company Employe's Magazine, January 1928)
November 23, 1927: The opening dance given at the new dance hall on Wednesday, November 23, by the American Legion was attended by an enormous crowd. Music was furnished by the Saratoga Orchestra. We are proud of our new dance hall and everyone enjoyed the first dance. The proceeds from this dance were turned over to the Commity Council to be used for the Community Christmas tree. (Union Pacific Coal Company Employe's Magazine, January 1928)
The Thomas Love run Opera House burned down on December 24, 1929 after a Community Christmas Tree celebration. A new building was built in 1927. The same traditions at Christmas were carried on at the new Hanna Amusement Hall - Love's.
1929: The talking movies came to Hanna when Thomas Love equipped the Hanna theater with an R. C. A. Photophone machine.