Alden Theater

Globe, AZ 85501

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FOX (ALDEN) Theatre; Globe, Arizona.

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The Martin Theater was built in 1910. In 1925, the theater underwent changes to become the Fox Theater. It had a beautiful Fox marquee. In the 1950’s, the Alden family bought the theater. They removed the Fox marquee and added a triangular style marquee with cursive writing stating, “Alden”.

It remained showing first run movies until the 1970’s. It sustained roof damage in a fire at the Old Dominion Hotel, two doors down. They Alden family later tore down the building.

Contributed by Patrick Ryan

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9262692
9262692 on December 10, 2005 at 7:17 am

In the front left corner of this 1940 vintage postcard you can see the Alden’s marquee. Here is the website: View link Please leave links of more photos of the Alden Theater. I would love to see some more.

9262692
9262692 on December 26, 2005 at 11:38 am

The Alden Theater was actually built in 1910. Sorry about the mix up.
-Patrick

thegrinch
thegrinch on December 3, 2006 at 5:28 pm

THe Alden theatre was also known as the Martin. Don’t know when the name change occurred. About 1917 they installed a Wicks 3 manual, 8 rank pipe organ. I was told it was the largest theatre organ in the state at the time. The Wicks was removed possibly in the early 50’s and installed in the First Christian Church on 7th Ave in Phoenix.
I would love to see some interior photos of the Alden taken when it was new. I have been told it was a very deluxe theatre for a mining town. Don Story

9262692
9262692 on December 4, 2006 at 2:46 pm

Here is a photo of the Martin Theater about 1917. It is the building in the center: C:\Documents and Settings\move\Desktop\My Pictures\Big Lot\dominion hotel and martin theater.gsv.jpg

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on April 19, 2008 at 2:10 pm

Here is a 1941 photo of Main Street and the theater:
http://tinyurl.com/6r2yn5

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