“Movie Machine Operators Do Not Foresee Trouble”

Artifact Type Mainstream Media, Sources
Publication St. Paul Pioneer Press
Place St. Paul, MN
Publication Date September 1, 1927
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Headline: “Movie Machine Operators Do Not Foresee Trouble”

Subhead: Contract Negotiations With Owners Declared Settled Satisfactorily.

Announcement that contract negotiations between motion picture operators and owners of St. Paul theaters ahve been adjusted satisfactorily and that no participation in trouble growing out of strained relations between the theater owners and musicians is anticipated by the operators, was made Wednesday night by Ray W. Moor, business representative of the St. Paul Machine Operators local No. 356.

“Negotiations for new contracts have been in progress for some time and new contracts between the St. Paul Moving Picture operators and the motion picture theater owners of St. Paul were settled some time ago in a manner satisfactory to both parties concerned,” Mr. Moor said.

Doesn’t Anticipate Trouble.

“I therefore wish to inform the public that I do not anticipate any trouble at this time as far as the operators of St. Paul are concerned.”

Musicians and theater owners of the Twin Cities are attempting to reach an agreement over ill feeling aroused by announcement by the owners that one St. Paul theater would operator without an orchestra after September 1. The musicians’ union is protesting the discharge of members of this orchestra.

Chicago Strike Spreads.

The movie theater lockout in Chicago on its third day, spread to houses that have been open, as machine operators prepared to seek an injunction against distributors who have refused to supply films, an Associated Press dispatch announced.

The Minneapolis motion picture operators branch of the International Alliance of Theater Stage Employes informed the theater owners of the city Wednesday night that they would walk out and strike unless their demands for wage increases and better working conditions were met before midnight, tonight.

Archive Minnesota Historical Society
Citation “Movie Machine Operators Do Not Foresee Trouble,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, September 1, 1927.
Location MinneapolisMinnesotaSaint Paul