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An architectural rendering and news story for the opening of the Vagabond Theatre on May 26, 1950, is now in the photo section. It was the first new theatre to be built in the metropolitan area in 10 Years.
More information mentions Dwight Gibbs as the 1950 architect
Ad for Grand Opening April 27, 1950 now in photo section;
Became Pacific Drive-In March 8, 1956.
Closed permanently September 26, 1993
To close April 3 Rumor of a new operator coming
It was opened January 25, 2007. Seating: 3,500
Renamed Red Steakhouse Auditorium
The address today would be 110 N. Washington along the New River and next to the Pulaski Senior Center. A 1927 Sanborn Map is in the photo section. The entrance was under the stone arch, with a bank and store on either side.
The Grand Opening ad for the Pulaski Theatre on November 18, 1937 is now in the photo section. The Southwest Times had a story on its architect, A.O. Budina.
The Fox Kelley Theatre was designed by Architects Washburn & Stookey Their ad appeared in the Iola Daily Register prior to the theater’s opening
According to the Sanborn Maps of 1924, the Lyric was located at 10 West Main Street, where the Courtesy Loan building is today
According to the Sanborn Maps of 1936, the Mermac was located at 45 N. Clark Street, now the parking lot of Fricks Market
3D animation of The Source
According to this 1956 news clip, the Uptown Theatre was located at 109 E. Madison, (not West), now Iola Pharmacy.
The ad for the March 16, 1933 Grand Opening is in the photo section.
Closed November 3, 1953
Previous operator: Fox Theatres
According to this 1931 Sanborn Map (in photo section), the State Theatre was located at 1048 4th Avenue. now site of Robert C. Byrd Institute.
Uploaded and compared the 1907 and 1922 Sanborn Maps for this location. In 1907 it had symbol D (for dwelling). By 1922, it was a different building labeled Moving Pictures.
More information on Ellis Arkush
That would be November 17, 2016
JKR Partners, architects of the other three Brewhouses, was the designer
The 95th anniversary is today.
The Orpheum operators through the years are:
Twin Falls Amusement Co. Inc, 1921-1931
Publix Theatres, 1931-1936
Intermountain Theatres, 1936-1975
Interstate Amusements, 1976- 2014
Larry and Stephanie Johnson, 2014-Present
Let me correct myself. The old Krikorian 7 Theatre was closed, but it was never converted.
Currently it is a discount house operated by Interstate Theatres, based in Dallas, Texas.