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The sign is being restored:
The featured photo is a little misleading. That’s really an artist’s illustration. The current facade looks like this:
It is now being converted into performing arts center.
The category should be “demolished” not closed. The theatre was destroyed in the 1993 fire and there’s a parking lot there now. The neon Chief sign was saved and has been restored. It will soon be displayed on the former site of the theatre. See this article
The drive-in is located here — not far from Jewel City Blvd.
This is now the Ford Theatre.
The theatre has been demolished.
In May 2012, the theatre appeared to be in use as a church — my photo
2012 — soon to show movies again:
The theatre was built in 1941. See this link.
The mural is still missing in 2012.
Here’s a photo from August 2011.
The same building design (operated by Baehr Theatres) as the Park Theatre in Park Rapids, MN — so probably built the same year or thereabouts (1939).
The theatre’s website touts “since 1919”. There is a vintage photo there that might date from 1937.
However, the exterior and sign now, if it’s even the same building, look more 1950s.
I don’t know if this helps — but this is the Ben Franklin store that’s at the address above.
The address should be 608 Big Horn Ave. A 2008 photo
In 2011, the building was housing the Good Times Bar.
This one should be tagged as demolished.
The new marquee is up.
A replica of the original blade sign has been installed – link
Now the Prime Event Center.
And the neon sign has been destroyed:
This postcard image (1920s?) shows a different marquee.
The neon sign was restored in 2011. A photo of it here.
The relighting of the marquee in December 2011.
According to this website, the theatre opened in 1931: