Yakima Amusement Company records [formerly titled First National Theater]
Scope and Contents
Financial records of First National Theater, Inc. include cash journals, and ledgers from 1921 and on, profit and loss statements from 1948-1957, daily reports from 1952-1953, and other reports of 1956.
Financial records of Yakima Amusement Company include annual reports, weekly analysis, and correspondence relating to the buy-out of First National Theater in 1958.
The collection also includes a financial journal and ledger of C. S. Jensen, and accounting reports from 1948-1950 of New Enterprises Inc, a company that Jensen was president of.
There are also folders filed by name of theatre, including Tower Drive-in, Capitol Theater, Yakima Theater, and Liberty Theater.
and also includes financial information regarding Pioneer Securities co, New Enterprise Inc., and C. S. Jensen.
- First National Theatres, Inc. (Organization)
- Yakima Amusement Company (Organization)
- New Enterprises, Inc. (Organization)
- Jensen, C. S. (Person)
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Biographical / Historical
First National Theaters, Inc. leased and owned motion picture theaters in the Pacific Northwest. Pioneer Securities company owned 90% of First National's stock. In 1958, Yakima Amusement company bought out all of the stock of First National Theatres, although the name of the company may have stayed First National Theaters.
4.5 linear feet (7 containers) : 5 manuscript boxes, 2 flat boxes (volumes)
Language of Materials
First National Theaters, Inc. leased and owned motion picture theaters in the Pacific Northwest, and in 1958, Yakima Amusement company bought out First National Theatres. The collection (1921-1959) contains financial records and correspondence of First National Theaters, Inc., of Yakima Amusement Co., and also includes financial information regarding Pioneer Securities Co., New Enterprises Inc., and C. S. Jensen.
Collection processed by staff 1970s, and Tanya Parlet, 2013.
This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.
This collection received a basic level of processing including minimal to no organization and rehousing.
Description information is drawn in part from information supplied with the collection and initial surveys of the contents.
- Businesses and Corporations Subject Source: Archiveswest
- Corporation reports Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Correspondence Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Financial records Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Ledgers (account books) Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Motion picture industry -- Economic aspects -- Northwest, Pacific Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Motion picture theaters -- Northwest, Pacific -- History -- 20th century Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Motion pictures -- Distribution -- Distribution Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Pioneer Securities Company
- Reports Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Yakima Amusement Company
- Guide to the Yakima Amusement Company Records
- Complete Description
- Tanya Parlet.
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- Finding aid written in English
- Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).
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