Elks Opera House

117 E. Gurley Street,
Prescott, AZ 86301

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ELKS OPERA HOUSE, Prescott, Arizona.

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The Elks Opera House opened on April 3, 1904 hosting live theater, vaudeville, community events, dances and other functions. The first silent film was shown in 1915. Original seating was 736. The architect was John J.R. Minor Jr.

By the mid-20th century, it had become a movie house. In the mid-1970’s, it opened again as a live theater for a time.

Though primarily a venue for live entertainment today, films are also still shown on ocassion at the Opera House.

Contributed by Chuck Van Bibber

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rsparker
rsparker on July 17, 2010 at 9:40 am

The 1905 Elks Opera House has just completed a total restoration to its 1915 heritage. The theater has been dark for 13 months. It will open to a Gala Celebration featuring the Phoenix Opera on Saturday, July 24, 2010, next weekend.
The restoration has been accomplished primarily through the generosity of the James Family Trust, Elks Opera House Foundation, City of Prescott and numerous volunteers.
Seating capacity is now at 548 total main floor and balcony.
Bookings for the 2010-2011 season have already begun.
This theater is located ½ block from the downtown Square and can handle live entertainment, theater, movies and lectures as well as being booked for weddings.

DonLewis
DonLewis on September 4, 2010 at 9:43 pm

From the early 1900s a postcard view of the Elks Theatre in Prescott.

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