Morris Street

Also Known as Red Men's Hall
Oxford, Maryland
( Talbot County )

    Kilduff's has found a Film Daily listing for the Oxford Opera House for the years of 1931 to 1937. A reference on Oxford, entitled " A Port of Entry " goes into more detail regarding the town movie house.  Around 1910, an organization known as the Red Men built a large two story hall on Morris Street  ( near the existing Post Office ) . The first floor had an auditorium  ( seating capacity of about 200 people ) , with a stage and balcony.  A partial cellar provided dressing rooms when plays were presented. Sometimes the hall was used for suppers prepared by the residents to raise funds for some civic endeavor. Later the hall was used as a movie house. It was one of the few buildings in town with it's own electric plant but after the lodge dissolved ,in 1942,  the building was torn down.
 ( Description given in " A Port of Entry , Oxford Maryland : , by Jane Foster Tucker , May 1968 )

    According to the Film Daily Almanac , the Opera house is listed from 1931 to 1937, seating 350.

Any information, photos or stories about the Oxford Opera House would be Greatly appreciated !