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1. What was the admission charge to the general public when the Montez Theatre opened in 1934?

2. What type of dance was performed in the second motion picture to open at the Montez Theatre two days later starring Carole Lombard, George Raft and Sally Rand?

3. How much did the new theater cost when it opened in 1934?

4. What other activities were popular with the residents of Nevada County in the summer of 1934?

5. What was the name of the other theater that opened later in Nevada City on Broad Street?


1. A whopping 30 cents.

2. It was a fan dance performed by Sally Rand, who was one of the most publicized personalities in the county at the time.

3. It was in the neighborhood of $30,000.

4. Picnicking, swimming and dancing were very popular at local ponds, lakes and rivers, as well as boating and other water sports.

5. It was the Broadway that opened in a remodeled livery stable where the aroma of hay and horses could still be detected.

Admission was 10 cents for adults and 5 cents for children. Margaret Trivelpiece said that the popcorn there was the best she ever tasted.

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