Empress Theater

535 W. Second Avenue,
Anchorage, AK 99501

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The Empress opened in 1916, built for August Eugene “Cap” Lathrop and located on Second Avenue. In 1917, a 2/11 Kimball organ was installed in the Empress (which was removed before it closed in the early 50s).

Today the building houses retail stores.

Contributed by Bryan

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on November 3, 2005 at 7:07 pm

The Film Daily Yearbook;1941 and 1943 editions give a seating capacity of 450.

vmovies
vmovies on June 7, 2010 at 12:12 am

This is the Empress on Fourth Avenue in Anchorage. The Second Street address is for the Empress in Fairbanks.

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