Eagle Theatre

53 Main Street,
Bisbee, AZ 85603

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The Eagle Theatre was already operating in 1917 and continued doing so at least into the late-1920’s. The proprietor of the Eagle Theatre was James Carragien.

Contributed by Ridgewood Ken

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 26, 2013 at 9:29 am

I don’t think this theater has been demolished. A shop called Divine Teas and Novelties is adjacent to the 55 Main Gallery and Imports, and it has the address 51 Main Street. Unless addresses have been shifted, the Eagle Theatre must have been in the building that now houses the 55 Main Gallery, and the building looks to be late 19th century (Bisbee was founded in 1880.)

If you look on the side of the upper floor of the building in Street View you will see a ghost sign for the F.O.E.– the Fraternal Order of Eagles- who probably owned the building and gave the Eagle Theatre its name.

The Eagle, Lyric, and Central Theatres shared an ad in a 1926 business directory of Bisbee. They might all have been operated by the same company.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 26, 2013 at 11:28 am

The Moving Picture World ran this item in its issue of February 3, 1917:

“Charles Mahan, the enterprising manager of the Eagles theater, Bisbee, Arizona, is busily engaged in installing new equipment with which to open his attractive house.”
>The February 17 issue of the magazine said that Mahan had arrived in Arizona to assume management of the Eagle Theatre. It most likely opened right around that date.

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