But one theater did get the new Houdini movie up early. The Unique Theater in El Paso, Texas, opened Haldene [sic] of the Secret Service on September 29, 1923. One hundred years ago today! This is the first showing of the movie I've been able to find, so unless we discover otherwise, I'll let this stand as the official premiere.
|El Paso Times, Sept. 29, 1923.|
The Unique Theatre stood at 111 South El Paso Street in El Paso, Texas. Today, a parking garage occupies the spot.
Want more Haldane on this centennial day? I've uploaded the entire movie to watch on my Patreon.
UPDATE: When I posted this I had no idea today is also Silent Movie Day!