On March 9, 1918, at 7:45p.m., a wall of a burned-out building collapsed onto The Pastime Theater near the end of the first showing. Eleven people were killed instantly and scores of others were injured. Eight of the dead were eighteen years old or younger. This was, by far, the worst disaster in the history of the City of Winchester.
Listed below are the names and ages of the victims killed in the collapse:
Abram Feld—52, Houston Noel—21, Coleman Aldridge—16,
Jesse Adams—18, Tommy Thomas—12, Rosie Azar—16,
Andy Henry—10, Everett Shindlebower—33, Houston Frisbie—10, George Frisbie—8, Russell Smith—12, Robert Baber—33
Let Us Never Forget