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Elmer Carl Rhoden Edit Profile

theatre executive.

Elmer Carl Rhoden, American theatre executive. Recipient Look Film Achievement award, 1956. Served as flying cadet United States Army, World War I.; Member Phi Sigma Kappa.


Rhoden, Elmer Carl was born on May 15, 1893 in Lemars, Iowa, United States. Son of Charles A. and Ellen J. (Johnson) Rhoden.


Student, Omaha U., Nebr.


With General Film Company, Omaha, 1912-1920. Organized Midwest Film Distributors, 1920, manager, until 1927. Organized Midwest Theatre Company, 1927, president, until 1929.

Div. manager Fox Midwest Theatres, Inc., 1929-1954. President National Theatres, Inc., 1954-1958, Chairman of the Board, 1958-1959, Commonwealth Theatres, Inc. Also director; president Rhoden Investment Company.

Director City National Bank & Trust Company. Owner ranches in, California, Missouri Board of directors St. Luke’s Hospital, Kansas City, Missoury, Dinner Playhouse, Inc.


Served as flying cadet United States Army, World War I. Member Phi Sigma Kappa. Clubs: River (Kansas City, Missoury), Saddle and Sirloin (Kansas City, Missoury), Kansas City Country (Kansas City, Missoury).


Married Hazel M. Schiller, May 5, 1920.; married Esther Burger Geyer, April. Children: Elmer Carl, Clark S.

Charles A. Rhoden

Ellen J. (Johnson) Rhoden

Hazel M. Schiller

Esther Burger Geyer

Elmer Carl Rhoden

Clark S Rhoden