Theatre Ads

A sampling of Snow White clippings from newspapers and magazines.



1938 Carthay Circle Theatre (US)
  • Newspaper (Los Angeles)
  • Distributed by RKO 
  • Ticket Price: .50 to $1.50
  • Eddie Cantor says...





























Image courtesy of Van Eaton Gallery via Cartoon Brew.



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February 21, 1938 Carthay Circle Theatre (US)
  • Los Angeles Times
  • Distributed by RKO 
  • Ticket Price: .50 to $1.50
  • The Perfect Holiday Show!

Image courtesy of Larry Harnisch via The Daily Mirror.


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March 3, 1938 RKO 58th Street Theatre (US)
  • RKO Newsetter (New York City)
  • Doors Open 9:30 am...

Image courtesy of the Michael Filippello Collection.


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March 16, 1938 Des Moines / Roosevelt Theatres (US)
  • Des Moines Register (Des Moines, IA)
  • Distributed by RKO 
  • No words can describe it's beauty...

Image courtesy of the William Stillman Collection.


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March 18, 1938 Paramount Theatre (US)
  • Newspaper (Steubenville, OH)
  • Distributed by RKO 
  • 7 BIG DAYS...

Image courtesy of Rick Payne via dadric's attic ebay page


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March 25, 1938 Uptown Theatre (Canada)
  • Toronto Daily Star
  • Distributed by RKO 
  • Held Over--Third Week.

Image via Historic Newspapers.

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1938 Landers Theatre (US)
  • Springfield Daily News (Springfield, MO)
  • Distributed by RKO 
  • Ticket Price: .15 to .20
  • Producers demand that we raise our child admission...

Images courtesy of Rick Payne via dadric's attic.


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1938 Mozark Theatre (US)
  • Springfield Daily News (Springfield, MO)
  • Distributed by RKO 
  • Ticket Price: .15 to .20
  • Producers demand that we raise our child admission...

Image courtesy of Rick Payne via dadric's attic.


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April 13, 1938 Warner Brothers Butler Theatre (US)
  • Newspaper (Butler, PA)
  • Distributed by RKO 
  • Ticket Price: .15 to .35
  • Get Excited!

Image courtesy of Ron Toth, Jr. via Time Passages Nostagia Company.


Some of the smaller print reads as follows:

With the songs you're hearing everywhere--tunes like: "Whistle While You Work"--"With A Smile And A Song"--"Some Day My Prince Will Come"--"One Song"--"Isn't This A Silly Tune" and others.

Distributed by RKO-Radio Pictures

PRICES:
Matinee.........25c
Evening.........35c
All Children....15c

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April 15, 1938 Capitol and Adlon Theatres (Finland)
  • Newspaper (Helsinki)
  • KESKIYÖNESITYS translates to "Midnight First Performance"
  • Premiere was October 16th.

Image courtesy of KenNetti Snow White Database.

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July 10, 1938 Capitol Theatre (Ireland)
  • Sunday Independent Newspaper (Dublin)
  • Distributed by RKO 

Image courtesy of Stephen Doherty.

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September 5, 1938 São Luis and Odeon Cinemas (Brazil)
  • Newspaper dated May 5, 1938 (Rio de Janeiro)
  • Distributed by RKO 

Image courtesy of Leo Forli of Casa da Dublagem.

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September 10, 1938 Odeon, Alhambra, and Rosario Cinemas (Brazil)
  • Newspaper dated September 9, 1938 (São Paulo) 
  • Distributed by RKO 

Image courtesy of Leo Forli of Casa da Dublagem.

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October 20-23, 1938 Theatre St. Georges (Canada)
  • Periodical: L'Éclaireur Beauceville
  • Distributed by RKO 

Image courtesy of Greg Philip of A Lost Film.

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1938 (US)
  • Page 22 from the US Snow White Pressbook
  • Released by RKO Radio Pictures



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1944 (US)
  • Page 8-9 from the US Snow White Pressbook
  • Re-released by RKO Radio Pictures



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July 24, 1944 Art Palacio Cinema (Brazil)
  • Newspaper dated July 22, 1944 (São Paulo) 
  • Re-released by RKO 

Image courtesy of Leo Forli of Casa da Dublagem.


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1952 (US)
  • Magazine source is thought to be Photoplay.
  • Re-released by RKO Radio Pictures, Inc.
Image courtesy of Joy to the Blog.






















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February 2, 1952 (US)
  • Collier's Magazine
  • Re-released by RKO Radio Pictures, Inc.




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August 27, 1952 multiple cinemas (Brazil)
  • Newspaper dated same day (São Paulo) 
  • Re-released by RKO  

Image courtesy of Leo Forli of Casa da Dublagem.


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1958 (US)
  • Page 20-21 from the US Snow White Pressbook
  • Re-released by Buena Vista



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December 22, 1962 multiple theatres (France)
  • Newspaper from same date (Paris)
  • Re-released by Athos Films

Images courtesy of the Greg Philip Collection.


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December 21-22, 1962 Doria Theatre (Italy)
  • La Stampa daily newspaper (Turin/Torino)
  • Re-released by Rank Film


Images courtesy of the Nunziante Valoroso Collection.


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December 27, 1965 multiple cinemas (Brazil)
  • Newspaper from December 1965 (Rio de Janeiro)

Image courtesy of Leo Forli of Casa da Dublagem.


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July 4, 1966 multiple cinemas (Brazil)
  • Newspaper dated March 3, 1966 (São Paulo)

Image courtesy of Leo Forli of Casa da Dublagem.


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1967 (US)
  • Page 9 from the Snow White Ad Pad
  • Re-released by Buena Vista Pictures
  • See the additional Ad Pad images that accompanied the '67 North American pressbook



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December 1972 Ariston Theatre (Italy)
  • La Stampa daily newspaper (Turin)
  • Re-released by Cinema International Corporation



Images courtesy of the Nunziante Valoroso Collection.


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1975 (US)
  • Page 6 from the Snow White Ad Pad
  • Re-released by Buena Vista Pictures
  • See the additional Ad Pad images that accompanied the '75 North American pressbook.



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December 24, 1977 Hoja Fortaleza (Brazil)
  • Newspaper dated same day (São Paulo)
  • Re-released by Cinema International Corporation

Image courtesy of Leo Forli of Casa da Dublagem.

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December 13, 1980 Ariston Theatre (Italy)
  • La Stampa daily newspaper (Turin)
  • Re-released by Cinema International Corporation
  • Ticket Price: 3500 lire

Images courtesy of the Nunziante Valoroso Collection.


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June 25, 1987 multiple cinemas (Brazil)
  • Newspaper dated same day (São Paulo)
  • 50th anniversary
Image courtesy of Leo Forli of Casa da Dublagem.

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July 17, 1987 Fiamma Theatre (Italy)
  • Newspaper (Rome)
  • Re-released by UIP (United International Pictures)
  • Free admission in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the film.

Image courtesy of the Nunziante Valoroso Collection.


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December 9-10, 1987 Arlecchino Theatre (Italy)
  • Newspaper (Naples)
  • Re-released by UIP (United International Pictures)

Images courtesy of the Nunziante Valoroso Collection.


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December 23, 1987 Plaza Theatre (Italy)
  • Newspaper (Naples)
  • Re-released by UIP (United International Pictures)

Image courtesy of the Nunziante Valoroso Collection.


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April 7, 1992 Plaza Theatre (Italy)
  • Newspaper (Naples)
  • Re-released by Warner Bros. Italy
  • EuroDisney open daily!

Image courtesy of the Nunziante Valoroso Collection.


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April 8, 1992 Capranica Theatre, et el. (Italy)
  • Newspaper (Rome)
  • Re-released by Warner Bros. Italy
  • EuroDisney open daily!

Image courtesy of the Nunziante Valoroso Collection.


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December 11, 1992 multiple cinemas (Brazil)
  • Newspaper dated same day (São Paulo)
  • Re-released by Warner Bros.

Image courtesy of Leo Forli of Casa da Dublagem.