Rogers Little Theatre

116 S. Second Street,
Rogers, AR 72756

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Rogers Little Theatre

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The first motion picture theater to open in northwestern Arkansas, the Victory Theatre opened in 1927.

Contributed by Cliff Westphal

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 13, 2005 at 7:43 am

The correct address is 116 S. Second Street, its right on their website. The architect was A. O. Clarke.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on April 2, 2006 at 7:32 am

From an article that I found on this theater:

“A recent addition to the National Register in 2002 is the Victory Theater, which was a pure community initiated development project. This silent movie theater was built in 1927 by a highly respected architect, A.O. Clark, and is believed to be his only theater design. In 1977, the building became an indoor flea market and began to deteriorate.

When the local community theater group approached the Main Street program in 1994 to help find a performance space downtown, the Victory Theater was poised for renovation. Main Street Rogers helped hire architects, complete a pro-forma analysis of the building, and then applied for and received a $30,560 Model Business Grant from MSA to complement its own mini-grant. After a sum of $2 million and 10,000 volunteer hours, the opening gala in 2000 announced to the community, “Victory is Ours!”.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 8, 2006 at 7:49 am

There is a photo of the Victory theater at this website.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on January 10, 2007 at 8:05 am

Added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2002

Rogers Commercial Historic District (Boundary Increase) (added 2002 – Building – #02001079)
Also known as Victory Theater
116 S, Second St., Rogers
Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Clarke, A.O.
Architectural Style: Late 19th And 20th Century Revivals
Area of Significance: Architecture
Period of Significance: 1925-1949, 1950-1974
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Commerce/Trade, Domestic, Recreation And Culture
Historic Sub-function: Single Dwelling, Specialty Store, Theater
Current Function: Recreation And Culture
Current Sub-function: Theater

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on April 6, 2007 at 5:30 pm

This is the article that LM was referring to in his 4/2/06 post. You have to go to page 11 to read about the theater. There is a before picture when the theater was a flea market in the 1970s.
http://tinyurl.com/37cq9r

DonLewis
DonLewis on June 2, 2008 at 8:37 am

A 1987 view of the Victory Theater building in Rogers.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 11, 2008 at 8:53 am

This is an updated link for the Rogers Little Theater website.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 8, 2009 at 3:16 pm

Here is a 1985 photo of the Victory Theater building. The location given with the photo is incorrect.

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