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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
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.
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