Leeds Theatre News

A Bit of Leeds History – Leeds Theatre News of 1940

Leeds Trails and Tours Downtown Walking Tour Celebrating the City of Leeds in the year 1940 on Saturday, April 13 will make a stop at Threads on the Parkway at 8122 Parkway Drive. The Threads’ building was formerly Asman’s and before that time, it was the Leeds Theatre.

Re-enactors will be at this location on the day of the tour to enhance the walkers’ experience when “walking the story of our past”. The historical characters to be portrayed will be Harry “The Hat” Walker (St. Louis Cardinals) and his wife Dot (Fulmer) Walker, who was his girlfriend/fiancée in 1940.  Dot worked in the ticket office at the theater. Our reenactors will portray the two of them talking/flirting while Dot is working there.

Leeds Theatre News 1940 - A Bit of Leeds History - Check out what was playing at the Theatre. This January 25, 1940 Leeds News advertisement

It is interesting to read about our Leeds history.  Leeds history is coming alive as we work to gather so many exciting stories that we will want to share with you so enjoy this bit of Leeds history along with this newspaper clipping and we will see you between 10a and Noon on Saturday, April 13, 2024 (rain date: April 20).


This theater advertisement was printed in the Leeds News article on January 25, 1940.


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