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theatre executive.

John Joseph Fitzgibbons, American theatre executive. Member Board of Trade, Toronto.; Club: Mount Stephen (Montreal).

Background

Fitzgibbons, John Joseph was born on August 27, 1890 in Meriden, Connecticut, United States. Son of Michael J. and Bridget A. (Heffernan) Fitzgibbons.

Education

Student in public schools.

Career

Projectionist Bijou Theatre, Meriden, Connecticut, 1904-1906. Acquired theatres in Long Island, 1916-1925. Director theatre management eastern United States, Paramount Corporation, headquarters New York City, Charlotte, North Carolina, Jacksonville, Florida, 1925-1930.

Director theatre management Famous Players Canadian Corporation, Ltd., Toronto, 1930-1936, vice president, 1936-1941, president, general manager, 1941-1963, Chairman of the Board, since 1963. Director United Amusement Corporation, Ltd. National chairman motion picture section National War Finance Committee, also nat. chairman Canadian Motion Picture War Services Committee, World World War World War II Companion British Empire.

Knight of Malta, Knight of Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem.

Membership

Member Board of Trade, Toronto. Club: Mount Stephen (Montreal).

Connections

Married Katherine A. Kiernan, October 28, 1912. Children: Yvonne (Mistress.

father:
Michael J. Fitzgibbons

mother:
Bridget A. (Heffernan) Fitzgibbons

spouse:
Katherine A. Kiernan

child:
Yvonne (Mrs Fitzgibbons