GAUMOUNT ~ The Founders
The founder was Isidore Ostrer, assisted by his brothers, Mark(centre) Maurice(right)
In 1922, Isidore Ostrer as President and in association with his brothers, gained Leon Gaumont’s holding in the original Gaumont Company. Gaumont-British developed or acquired large “super-cinemas”. Chester being an early acquisition, run by Provincial Cinematograph Theatres, a part of Gaumont British. Originally it was to be named REGENT, but opened as the GAUMONT PALACE.
Executives of the Corporation & Associated Companies in 1932
The Gaumont-British Picture Corporation Limited:
|President||Mr. ISIDORE OSTRER|
|Chairman||Mr. MARK OSTRER|
|Directors||Mr. MAURICE OSTRER|