Empress Theatre

535 2nd Avenue,
Fairbanks, AK 99701

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on June 27, 2012 at 6:34 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 7:22 pm

This article on the Empress, with photos, appeared in Boxoffice magazine on January 3, 1953:
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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 5, 2007 at 3:23 am

A Kimball theater organ size 2/7 was installed in the Empress Theater in 1927.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on March 28, 2007 at 4:03 pm

This is a January 14, 2007 article about the Empress Theater.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on October 4, 2006 at 12:41 pm

Here is a recent photo of the former Empress theater building.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on September 22, 2006 at 10:22 pm

Here is a photo from the late 1940s:
http://tinyurl.com/mjzee

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on September 22, 2006 at 10:10 pm

Status should be closed, I think. Here is an interior photo from 1927:
http://tinyurl.com/qt4sx

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on November 28, 2005 at 5:53 pm

This website has a photo of the Empress Theater and some background on it.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on October 22, 2005 at 6:21 pm

Here is a photo of Co-Op Plaza (former Empress Theater).