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Here is a 1941 photo of Main Street and the theater:
A Wicks theater organ size 3/8 was installed in the Martin Theater in 1920. Note: Removed in 50s and installed in First Christian Church on N 7th Ave in Phoenix.
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
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
The Alden Theater was actually built in 1910. Sorry about the mix up.
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.