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[[Image:ATS.png|left|thumb|250px|1962 advertisement. Photo courtesy: Telegraph Herald]]ASSOCIATED THEATRES. In 1936 as a Christmas Party, [[MACLAY, John Herbert|John Herbert MACLAY]] of Associated Theatres hosted more than 300 orphans from [[MOUNT PLEASANT HOME]] and [[ST. MARY'S ORPHAN HOME]] along with members of the [[DUBUQUE BOYS' CLUB]] to a showing of "Tarzan Escapes" at the [[STRAND THEATER]]. [[INTERSTATE POWER COMPANY]] shared in sponsoring the event by furnishing transportation. (1) In 1958 Associated Theatres played host to famed western actor, Joel McCrea, whose new movie "Cattle Empire" was showing at the [[ORPHEUM THEATER]]. As part of the movie promotion to hospitals, orphan homes, and the Boys' Club in Dubuque, an autograph party was the Orpheum was scheduled for 8:00 p.m. He was then scheduled for Des Moines and Davenport. (2)
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[[Image:ATS.png|left|thumb|250px|1962 advertisement. Photo courtesy: Telegraph Herald]]ASSOCIATED THEATRES. In 1936 as a Christmas Party, [[MACLAY, John Herbert|John Herbert MACLAY]] of Associated Theatres hosted more than 300 orphans from [[MOUNT PLEASANT HOME]] and [[ST. MARY'S ORPHAN HOME]] along with members of the [[DUBUQUE BOYS' CLUB]] to a showing of "Tarzan Escapes" at the [[STRAND THEATER]]. [[INTERSTATE POWER COMPANY]] shared in sponsoring the event by furnishing transportation. (1) In 1958 Associated Theatres played host to famed western actor, Joel McCrea, whose new movie "Cattle Empire" was showing at the [[ORPHEUM]]. As part of the movie promotion to hospitals, orphan homes, and the Boys' Club in Dubuque, an autograph party was the Orpheum was scheduled for 8:00 p.m. He was then scheduled for Des Moines and Davenport. (2)
  
In 1961 [[YIANNIAS, Nicholas J.|Nicholas J. YIANNIAS]] was assistant manager of the company which included the Orpheum, [[GRAND THEATRE]], [[STATE THEATRE]] and Strand. (3)  
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In 1961 [[YIANNIAS, Nickas J.|Nickolas J. YIANNIAS]] was assistant manager of the company which included the Orpheum, [[GRAND THEATRE]], [[STATE THEATRE]] and Strand. (3)  
  
 
One of the founding employees of the company was Mr. M. J. Dew-Brittain who served as the advertising manager for the company for forty years before retiring in 1976. (4)
 
One of the founding employees of the company was Mr. M. J. Dew-Brittain who served as the advertising manager for the company for forty years before retiring in 1976. (4)
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1962 advertisement. Photo courtesy: Telegraph Herald
ASSOCIATED THEATRES. In 1936 as a Christmas Party, John Herbert MACLAY of Associated Theatres hosted more than 300 orphans from MOUNT PLEASANT HOME and ST. MARY'S ORPHAN HOME along with members of the DUBUQUE BOYS' CLUB to a showing of "Tarzan Escapes" at the STRAND THEATER. INTERSTATE POWER COMPANY shared in sponsoring the event by furnishing transportation. (1) In 1958 Associated Theatres played host to famed western actor, Joel McCrea, whose new movie "Cattle Empire" was showing at the ORPHEUM. As part of the movie promotion to hospitals, orphan homes, and the Boys' Club in Dubuque, an autograph party was the Orpheum was scheduled for 8:00 p.m. He was then scheduled for Des Moines and Davenport. (2)

In 1961 Nickolas J. YIANNIAS was assistant manager of the company which included the Orpheum, GRAND THEATRE, STATE THEATRE and Strand. (3)

One of the founding employees of the company was Mr. M. J. Dew-Brittain who served as the advertising manager for the company for forty years before retiring in 1976. (4)

The 1945 through 1962 Dubuque City Directory listed 147 8th Avenue.

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Source:

1. "Orphans Treated to Theater Party," Telegraph-Herald, December 27, 1936, p. 18

2. "Film Star Joel McCrea to Visit Here March 3," The Telegraph-Herald, February 23, 1958, p. 9

3. "Fights $1 Fine and Wins Case," The Telegraph-Herald, August 15, 1961, p. 15

4. "Obituaries," Telegraph Herald, June 21, 1996, p. 8