Grand Theatre

1139 G Avenue,
Douglas, AZ 85607

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spectrum on October 31, 2010 at 7:01 pm

New official website is:

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.

DonLewis on September 7, 2010 at 8:49 pm

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

kencmcintyre on March 10, 2009 at 10:52 am

Here is a June 2008 article from the AZ Daily Star:

kencmcintyre on February 12, 2008 at 2:13 pm

This site discusses the goals of a non-profit organization involved with the Grand:

stg11 on January 18, 2008 at 10:39 am

The new website for The Grand Theatre is

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on November 16, 2007 at 12:43 pm

A Wurlitzer theater organ opus 188 style 135 special was installed in the Grand Theater on 10/30/1918.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on March 11, 2007 at 10:23 am

This is a photo of the Grand Theater.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on January 5, 2007 at 10:03 am

Added to the National Register of Historical Places in 1976

Grand Theatre ** (added 1976 – Building – #76000372)
1139—1149 G. Ave., Douglas
Historic Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Durfee,Eugene
Architectural Style: Classical Revival
Area of Significance: Architecture, Entertainment/Recreation
Period of Significance: 1900-1924
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Recreation And Culture
Historic Sub-function: Theater
Current Function: Vacant/Not In Use

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

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on February 26, 2005 at 4:00 pm

The architect for this theater was M. Eugene Durfee and the style is listed as Classical Revival.