New Website Documents the Theater History of Watauga County

The Watauga County Historical Society is proud and pleased to give a shoutout to our friend, colleague, and fellow WCHS member, Dr. Gary R. Boye, who is the Music Librarian and a professor at Appalachian State University. His new website, A History of Film Exhibition in Watauga County, covers the tangled web of cinema venues throughout the county from 1905 to the present.

Gary's website is in its early stages, with pages that currently document film exhibition at the American Theatre in Shulls Mills (1918-1921) and the Wonderland Theatre in Blowing Rock (1922-1928, burned 1933). But there is much more on the way, so be sure to check it out and check back from time to time!

 

 First advertisement for the American Theatre at Shulls Mills, March 21, 1918,  Watauga Democrat .

First advertisement for the American Theatre at Shulls Mills, March 21, 1918, Watauga Democrat.