Motion Picture News

The Motion Picture News was an American film industry trade paper published from 1913 to 1930.

Motion Picture News
Motion Picture News cover (March 1917).jpg
Cover from March 1917
PublisherWilliam A. Johnston
First issueSeptember 1913; 107 years ago (1913-09)
CompanyExhibitors' Time Inc.
CountryUnited States
Based inNew York City, U.S.


The publication was created through the 1913 merger of the Moving Picture News founded in 1908 and The Exhibitors' Times, founded earlier in 1913.[1][2]

Director Perry N. Vekroff and actors Frankie Mann and Stuart Holmes during the production of Trailed by Three (1920), shown reading the Motion Picture News

After being acquired by Martin Quigley in 1930, the publication was merged with Exhibitors' Herald World to form the Motion Picture Herald.[3][4]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Grau, Robert (1914). The Theatre of Science, p. 247
  2. ^ Abel, Richard, ed. (2005). Encyclopedia of Early Cinema. p. 646.
  3. ^ "The Press: Cinema Corner". Time. December 22, 1930.
  4. ^ "Film Magazines Merge". The New York Times. December 15, 1930.

External linksEdit

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