Livingston, MT Theatre Fire, Jan 1912


Picture Film Catches Fire and People Rush Pell Mell for Exits

By Associated Press to The Journal.

LIVINGSTON, Mont. Jan. 17.---When a picture film caught fire late tonight in a local theater, 4000 persons in the house started a wild rush for the exits, Mrs. E. Powers White, wife of the owner of the theater, rushed on to the stage and began to sing, "America," thus saying the panic. She explained later that there was no danger and the audience sat down.

E. A. Witherby, the picture machine operator, was burned on the face and hands.

Nevada State Journal, Reno, NV 18 Jan 1912