Phoenix Theater

326 West Washington Street,
Phoenix, AZ 85003

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rivest266 on November 14, 2015 at 11:53 am

July 8th, 1936 grand opening ad in photo section. Was the Apache.

theatre_organ_fan on March 19, 2012 at 4:52 pm

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

kencmcintyre on August 23, 2008 at 2:06 pm

Here is another photo of the Dorris Opera House:

DavidPWA on April 11, 2008 at 2:14 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!

acmeron on October 1, 2007 at 9:48 am

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.