Lacey Street Theatre

504 Second Avenue,
Fairbanks, AK 99701

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Lacey Street Theatre exterior

Built in 1936 for local businessman “Cap” Lathrop, who built much of downtown Fairbanks, the Lacey Street Theatre continued to operate for over four decades. It was designed in Streamline Moderne style by B. Marcus Priteca, and could seat over 1,100 in its auditorium.

It now is home to the Fairbanks Ice Museum and also Ice Alaska and Freeze Frame.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

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William L. Coale, Ph.D.
William L. Coale, Ph.D. on July 12, 2007 at 2:21 pm

The proprietor of the Lacey Street Theatre (now the Ice Museum) acquired the original Kimball(?) theater pipe organ from the Empress Theater (now converted to shops) down the street, and has it in storage upstairs at the Ice Museum.

MPol on May 24, 2009 at 9:24 am

What a place to have a movie theatre or whatever—right next door to a college campus. Too bad that the Lacey Street Theatre is no longer at least USED as a theatre on occasion.

DavidZornig on January 18, 2016 at 10:23 am

Lacey Street Theatre building in the background of a 1958 photo, added courtesy of the AmeriCar The Beautiful Facebook page.

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