"The Poli lobby and foyer will be opened to the public Sunday afternoon from 12 o'clock, closing at midnight. The occasion will be to give an opportunity to view the magnificent memorial tablet that was presented to S. Z. Poli by the citizens of New Haven, and others representing cities where he maintains playhouses, on the occasion of his twenty-fifth theatrical anniversary."
"A great many people like to keep their program as a souvenir or reminder of a particularly enjoyable evening. Here is a space to jot a few little aids to pleasant memories of... MR. S. Z. POLI Presents THE HYPERION PLAYERS -IN- 'TRILBY' By George Du Maurier, Under the Direction of Bernard Steele, Ast. Director, Jerome Broderick."
"A culture that is primarily visual leaves no trace of its passage. It is unrecordable. Knowing this, it's still possible to get fragments of narratives, to imagine a grander architecture from the imprints of a crumbling building, and to reconstruct a small look at the past -- albeit inevitably colored by the present, by nostalgia and television and regret."
"The Hyperion Theater at New Haven, one of the twenty-five theaters owned by S. Z. Poli, is to be rebuilt. The theater will close on Saturday, April 26, and on the following Monday the work of demolishing the interior of the structure will begin. It is intended to let the four outside walls remain, but the interior will be entirely rebuilt as a modern theater."
"In the 1991 book 'Ticket to Paradise: American Movie Theaters and How We Had Fun' (Bullfinch Press/Little Brown and Co., $29.95), writers John Margolies and Emily Gwathmey rhapsodize about the lost era of the movie palaces. (The first, they write, was New York's Regent, built in 1913.) 'The buildings were ceremonial structures in which we… Continue reading An Acre of Seats in a Garden of Dreams
"'Birth of a Nation,' will be shown here. S. Z. Poli has secured exclusive New England rights for, 'The Birth of a Nation,' regarded as the biggest and most dramatic motion picture play which has been produced in this country. This play was shown in New York for more than a year and in Boston… Continue reading Schoolboys posed at the entrance of the Hyperion Theatre, premiering the film Birth of a Nation