Empress Theatre

535 W. 2nd Avenue,
Fairbanks, AK 99701

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on June 27, 2012 at 12:34 pm

Here is an updated link to the 1953 Boxoffice article about the Empress Theatre.

Paul G. Carlson was not the original architect of the 1927 Empress. He was born in 1912, and received his degree in architecture from the University of Washington in 1935. Partners Barney Grevstad and Frederick R. Eley were about the same age.

Carlson was an associate in the office of theater architect Bjarne Moe from 1935 to 1941, and participated in the design of the Liberty Theatre at Ellensburg, Washington and the second Green Lake Theatre in Seattle, both built in 1937.

Frederick R. Eley was the son of Fred H. Eley, a prominent architect in Santa Ana, California, in the early 20th century.

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on June 22, 2010 at 1:22 pm

This article on the Empress, with photos, appeared in Boxoffice magazine on January 3, 1953:
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kencmcintyre on September 22, 2006 at 4:22 pm

Here is a photo from the late 1940s:

kencmcintyre on September 22, 2006 at 4:10 pm

Status should be closed, I think. Here is an interior photo from 1927: