Grand Theatre

615 Sullivan Street,
Miami, AZ 85539

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The Grand Theatre was opened in September 1929, and was built on the site of the Liberty Theatre. Seating was listed at 775. The theatre closed in early January 1975 and has since been demolished. There is a small city park where the theatre once stood.

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dallasmovietheaters
dallasmovietheaters on August 5, 2015 at 3:51 pm

The Grand Theatre was constructed in the same footprint of its predecessor, the Liberty Theatre, a silent operation which was removed down to the foundation and reconstructed in 1929 built as a $100,000 talkie theater with Movietone and Vitaphone sound systems. It opened in September 1929 for Nenes and Souris who had owned the original and updated Lyric Theater in Miami. A sold out audience was impressed by the Spanish Architecture and the fabulous interior design of Charles Weissenborn who had decorated theaters in Los Angeles, Seattle, Fairbanks, as well as theaters in Montana and Oregon.

The Grand — which hosted union activities — was closed briefly during a strike in summer of 1971. Advertisements run until “Last Tango in Paris” ending January 29, 1975 which may (or may not) be the theater’s closing date. It advertised for decades at 615 Sullivan Street. So not sure the source of the opening dates, closing dates and address above, but feel confident about this info.

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