It, the popular West Side photoplay house, has a rare opportunity for its patrons tonight and Saturday. The management has secured the much-heralded film depicting the events in Charles Dickens' celebrated "Pickwick Papers," with John Bunn, the famous movie comedian as Pickwick. The films have been shown to record houses throughout the past two months and have been an instantaneous success.
John Bunny conceived the idea of enacting Charle Dickens' book about six months ago. His company immediately "fell" for the idea and sent him to England to carry out his plans. Mr. Bunn as Pickwick needs hardly to be described. Nature endowed him for the part and one who cannot imagine him as Pickwick must have an imagination poorly developed indeed.
To a lover of Dickens the pictures are a rare treat to be dwelt upon much as a connoisseur of tobacco lingers over the smoking of a good cigar. The pictures are saturated with local color and in every instance they live up to the very letter of the word of Dickens.
So highly were the pictures recommended by lovers of literature that the management of It decided that they would be of great value to the English students of the high school and so invited them to be their guests at the Saturday matinee.
Two other pictures, one with Mary Fuller and the other with Alice Joyce, will be shown. In spite of the high quality of attraction offered the slogan of the house, "Admission always the same, 10 and 5 cents," stands unchanged.
Ad Wolgast, the Cadillac, Mich., "Wildcat," ex-lightweight champion of the world is again in Medford, this time for his third visit. Today he is looking over several properties accompanied by J.E. Barksdull and in all probability will invest in the valley.
Wolgast states that he is more pleased than ever with the valley and expresses a hope that he can find a place here to suit him. Mr. Wolgast did not accompany him remaining in San Francisco.