Center Theatre

918 S. Colony Way,
Palmer, AK 99645

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Early `60s photo credit Bob Munford.

Opened January 1, 1946 as Valley Theatre. Sold in 1959 and following a remodel it was renamed Center Theatre. It closed in 1978 after various ownership and management.

Contributed by David Zornig

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DavidZornig
DavidZornig on July 26, 2018 at 10:15 am

Full history with additional photos in below link.

http://palmerhistoricalsociety.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/PHS-Feb.-2014-Newsletter1.pdf

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on July 26, 2018 at 4:56 pm

An article in the December 26, 2013 issue of the Anchorage Daily News says of the Center Theatre that today “…extensively remodeled, the building houses the Eagle Hotel, Restaurant and Lounge….” The Eagle Hotel is at 918 S. Colony Way.

It’s impossible to tell from the Google street view exactly which part of the now greatly expanded structure the theater occupied. It has been engulfed. It’s even possible that the theater entrance was around the corner on the Elmwood Avenue side of the building.

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on July 28, 2018 at 4:28 pm

Is it in the centre of town?

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on July 28, 2018 at 4:52 pm

It looks like the theater was at the southeast corner of what was then Palmer’s small downtown business district.

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