Grand Theatre

1139 G Avenue,
Douglas, AZ 85607

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Grand Theatre exterior

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Opened in 1919, this theatre is currently under restoration. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Buildings.

Originally it also housed a tea room, candy store and barbershop. Site of many stage productions and movies.

Phases I-III of restoration is virtually complete, including installation of projection equipment, many parts of phases IV & V have been completed or are underway.

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thegrinch
thegrinch on December 3, 2006 at 7:37 pm

The Grand theatre was one of many theatres in southern AZ built or operated by the Diamos brothers. It had a Wurlitzer model 135 organ equipped with a roll player. The organ or parts of it are in storage in a Douglas church. Eugene Durfee was the architect for either the Ritz or Liberty theatre in Jerome, AZ also. He got that job because Jerome was also a big mining town and Durfee did work for the mines and was friendly with the Diamos brothers. Don Story

stg11
stg11 on January 18, 2008 at 10:39 am

The new website for The Grand Theatre is http://grandtheatredouglas.org

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on February 12, 2008 at 2:13 pm

This site discusses the goals of a non-profit organization involved with the Grand:
http://tinyurl.com/265rro

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on March 10, 2009 at 10:52 am

Here is a June 2008 article from the AZ Daily Star:
http://tinyurl.com/dack3o

DonLewis
DonLewis on September 7, 2010 at 8:49 pm

From the early 1900s a postcard view of the Grand Theatre in Douglas.

spectrum
spectrum on October 31, 2010 at 7:01 pm

New official website is: http://grandtheatredouglas.org/site/

Quite a bit of progress – they’ve virtually completed restoration phases I through III, and have completed some parts of Phases 4 and 5. Quite a job too. Some of the pre-restoration photos show the auditorium with the roof, ceiling and part of the auditorium wallks completely gone – looks like a two-level outdoor theatre! But a lot hsa been done since then and their plan calls for complete restoration/recreation of the archictural details.

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