Phoenix Theater

326 West Washington Street,
Phoenix, AZ 85003

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theatre_organ_fan
theatre_organ_fan on March 19, 2012 at 7:52 pm

Does anyone remember the AZTEC, or the AZTECA theatre, that was approximately inthis area of Phoenix??? – DAVE

DonLewis
DonLewis on August 15, 2010 at 10:17 pm

From the 1940s a postcard view of the Rialto Theater in Phoenix.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on August 23, 2008 at 5:06 pm

Here is another photo of the Dorris Opera House:
http://tinyurl.com/6aw6xo

DavidPWA
DavidPWA on April 11, 2008 at 5:14 pm

When I was a youing kid my parent would sometimes take us to the Phoenix Theatre. It had to be the early/mid fifties. The theatre had past its prime by then and was somewhat grungy and just plain in need of a good cleaning. I remember it was the only one we could afford. Little kids were 10 cents and adults were 25 cents. Sometimes we walked; must have been winter. Sometimes we must have been wealthy and drove in our old Model A Ford.

It was cool inside and I remember the Indian Maidens on the ceiling. That was a true work of beautiful art except I remember a long crack going through the art work. I wondered forever how they painted that, why and how scary it must have been to be working at such a height.

I remember movies I did not really care for at that tme such as Dancing In The Rain, Meet Me In St. Louis, Wake Of The Red Witch (that one really scared me). I have since come to admire and greatly appreciate these wonderful movies!

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on November 16, 2007 at 11:12 am

This 1938 image is supposed to show the auditorium of the Phoenix Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona. But I don’t see any American Indian maidens on the ceiling, so it could be of some other theatre. However, the gals could have been removed for what might be a “modernization” of the original auditorium:
www.i8.photobucket.com/albums/a18/Warrengwhiz/phoenix01.jpg

acmeron
acmeron on October 1, 2007 at 12:48 pm

After looking at my photos of this theater, I see that the three sided marquee had phoenix birds rising from flames at the top. It must have been something else lit up at night.