Verde Valley Theatre

919 Main Street,
Clarkdale, AZ 86324

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thegrinch on May 8, 2008 at 12:19 am

According to comments on the link supplied by Lost Memory on April 22, 2007, the Grand has now been renovated and has reopened doing live theatre. It appears it is only doing live plays and music acts, etc.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 12, 2007 at 4:56 pm

Here is some additional information.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on April 22, 2007 at 4:43 pm

S. Charles Lee-Grand Theatre

Clarkdale, Arizona (1936)

Probably Lee’s simplest design and smallest commission was this 250-seat theatre for the United Verde Copper company in Clarkdale, Arizona. The crowd of people in front of the theatre, the handwritten note on the reverse of the photograph, and the letter from the manager all attest to the appreciation of this small theatre in a remote town in northern Arizona. Among the features added were two ceiling fans, some benches painted red, and a crying room.

This is the 1936 letter from the manager of the Grand Theater to S. Charles Lee. Here is the 1936 photo mentioned above and this is the handwritten note.