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Donstory commented about Globe Theater on Apr 2, 2005 at 12:53 am

The Globe theatre actually dates back to about l917. It purportedly had a Wurlitzer photoplayer for accompanying silent films. I suspect the current front area has been remodelled considerably from the original design. Don Story

Donstory commented about Yuma Theater on Jun 18, 2004 at 11:37 pm

The Yuma Theatre was originally built and operated by the Nace/Rickards chain and opened in 1927. The site may have been used by a different theatre, possibly a aerodome, prior to that. Harry Nace was a big theatre owner in Arizona until his death. He owned the Rialto in Winslow, and his flagship theatre was the Orpheum in Phoenix.

Donstory commented about Fox Phoenix Theatre on May 23, 2004 at 1:23 pm

I used to go to the Fox in mid-60s when I was a student at ASU. Even then it was a impressive place and I was very sad when it was destroyed. I was active in rebuilding the pipe organ at the Orpheum (then Paramount) and played it for intermission and preshow music. I am really glad certain people came to their senses in Phoenix and save and restored the Orpheum. I can’t recall the address of the Fox but if you go to a related site called “cinematours” it and a lot of other AZ theatres are there. I’ll be eagerly checking the site listed by “bryanb” above for photos and other info. I would be very interested in talking to anyone who has info/photos of other old AZ theatres in Winslow, Douglas, Yuma, and Globe. Thanks, D. Story at