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chuck1231, the IMAX theater that went in was on the other side of 5th Ave and Scottsdale, just a little futher south-west. That is now also gone. What actually replaced the Kachina on the N.W corner there was the part of the failed Galleria that had the TGIF Restaurant. If you google streetview it you can see the now closed TGIF and the escalator. I had a lot of good times in that place, some of it very illegal.
Ah, Tucson! I miss it. Going to check out the Fox theater this week when I am down there. Also check out the University of Arizona’s own Gallagher Theater on the campus at the Student Union. I just submitted that one to the cinematreasuers database, actually. Should show up soon.
I heard they put linoleum flooring in the theaters. Tell me that’s not true. I drove by it today and I don’t like the marquee either, but I am going to check it out. I wish we could get the photo postings working on this site or figure out a standard shared location for posting photos – I would be happy to post them.
James and Merritt Reid were the architects for the Alexandria Theater.
Still standing! Got out and had a good look around the exterior over the weekend. Was able to see into the lobby area where lights are left on. It’s a mess in there, but no signs of a demolition at this point. Why is this not a historic building? The place is a gem!
Thanks for posting those JimC. I have some photos too (off the demolition) but yours are better.
Very sad. I believe “Space Cowboys” was the last film I recall seeing there.
I used to be an asst. manager / projectionist there in 1987. It had a decent lobby and snack bar, I guess I don’t agree with the description from above. I’ll have to look around and see if I have any old photos of the place. There is no longer a “new” theater in its place anymore. Big money came in and built the Galleria Mall, which promptly bombed and lost investors millions of dollars. That mall was empty for years. Around 1994 a film crew showed up and shot quite a lot of the film “Tank Girl” inside the empty mall, that was once Kachina space.
Nice night photo. Thanks
At this website link there are several photos of the Nickelodeon.
There are also several photos of the nearby beautiful Del Mar theater.