Winslow Theater

115 N. Kinsley Avenue,
Winslow, AZ 86047

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athena
athena on October 22, 2014 at 6:48 pm

ok guys, I have a question..a friend, who was raised in winslow in the 20’s, left me a deck of cards with silent movie star pictures in a hammered copper “sleeve” with an American indian “badge” and printed winslow Arizona..I assume she got it as a kid in this theater. any ideas on who might want this piece of history?

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on June 20, 2010 at 1:05 pm

I guess no one at loopnet remembers vaudeville. They probably thought it was some kind of architectural style.

wehideandseek
wehideandseek on June 20, 2010 at 11:06 am

Phone number listed above is inactive and i found this real estate link (not sure if it’s still valid):

View link

“Historic Rialto Theater is now on the market. Once a 1927 Art Deco Vaulderville theater and now a modern first run movie theater that has been completely remodeled with the help of grant monies from the Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program. Rare opportunity to own a historic building in revitalized downtown Winslow and make a good profit, room for additional income streams with separate rentable/useable space for ice cream shop, stage shows and club acts. Home of the Winslow Film Festival, held in October for four days. This property is priced to sell under current market conditions.

Take Route 66 going east to Kinsley and turn right"

zanewatts
zanewatts on July 11, 2009 at 10:46 pm

To see what I made from this, see:
http://thunder-mountain.net/rialto2.jpg

Thank you Lost Memory and Chuck1231

Zane

zanewatts
zanewatts on July 10, 2009 at 10:18 pm

This is great! Thanks for links to these pictures! It helps me tremendously!

zanewatts
zanewatts on March 21, 2009 at 3:45 pm

I plan on doing a special on Winslow and the “Winslow Theatre” is part of that. I know a former worker that was there for a few years back in the 70s. He would have good insight on it I think. I remember him telling me of the history of that place. Right now I am looking for an old picture of the old “Rialto” marquis. I want it to re-create what was there accurately to be used on film.

It really is truly a fascinating building. There are dressing rooms below the sitting area from what I was told. Im not sure how much was destroyed by the fire of the 50’s. I hope they have some character left from the early days.
Anyway, I will produce this and I hope to get this on a national syndicated network.

Zane Watts

ChrisWillman
ChrisWillman on February 9, 2009 at 10:49 am

Did the theater close? The employee wrote here that it would be closing in January 2008. It’s still listed as open on this page, though, so wondering if there’s an update.

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on December 6, 2007 at 9:48 pm

that is to bad!!!!!!!!!!!! SOMEONE BUY HIS PLACE!!11

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on December 6, 2007 at 8:19 pm

That’s too bad. It looked like a nice location when I was there last year.

theaterworker
theaterworker on December 6, 2007 at 7:51 pm

I am currently working at this theater and sadly the news is we are closing this January. We have people who love to come, who come weekly actually, but Mr. Afeldt says we are not making enough. It makes me happy to know that people are still intrested in this old theater and im glad to know im not working day after day in vain. Thank You!

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on September 3, 2007 at 12:28 am

lost did you go to winslow recently……….

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on March 11, 2007 at 5:28 pm

they get good first run pics ……..

jbrorby
jbrorby on January 26, 2007 at 8:07 am

PS – What ever happened to the Winslow Film Festival?

jbrorby
jbrorby on January 26, 2007 at 8:04 am

I am interested in moving to AZ very soon and would like someone to give me some more info on this theater. Would it be economically feasible to own this theater? Is it making any money? Does anyone know why it is for sale? It looks nice. Is there enough people to support this theater? Someone please let me know. Thanks!

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on August 14, 2006 at 2:52 pm

very strange to see cieling fans in the auditorium……hope they have ac ..

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on August 9, 2006 at 4:20 pm

looks as if its about 250 ish if you count the rows in pic

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on August 6, 2006 at 11:50 am

THE ad says 250 new seats ……..maybe thats all the replaced…ad also says $250,000.oo

ajazdude
ajazdude on August 6, 2006 at 8:49 am

I was in the Winslow theater last week, still open for business. The owner/operator took us on a tour, including into the old vaudeville dressing rooms in the basement, which are haunted. The asking price for the theater is around $150K, and includes a full apartment above the theater for an owner who wants to live on site or save money. I don’t know the seat count, but it is a large
theater, and there’s certainly more than 250 seats.

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on July 30, 2006 at 2:20 pm

seat count must be wrong…………….250 i think is the count

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on July 30, 2006 at 1:52 pm

The theater is open and was showing Superman 2 last week. A marquee has been installed.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on July 30, 2006 at 1:37 pm

As of last week, the theater was open and showing Superman 2. There is a marquee and a large yellow sign with red script.

DDCrowley
DDCrowley on June 27, 2006 at 3:29 pm

I was in Winslow today (6/27/2006) and drove by the Winslow Theatre. It is still operating, but there is a for sale sign in the window.
The asking price ($250K) and several exterior and interior photos are posted on the realtor’s web page: View link

Patsy
Patsy on September 6, 2005 at 2:12 pm

I just read my Jan. 28th post and realize now why the hotel would have a poster in their lobby as the same man, Allen Afeldt owns both establishments in a town made famous in a song that has these words in its lyrics….“standing on a corner in Winslow Arizona”! Hope to see some photos sometime as it is art deco and theatres with that exterior design are usually quite ‘cool’!

Patsy
Patsy on September 6, 2005 at 2:08 pm

Chris: Good to read your on site report and yes, having the La Posada display a poster in their lobby for the film that is playing near by should allow the customers to know about it and hopefully decide to take in a movie at a ‘real’ theatre and not these multi-plexes that are the theatres of today’s youth that can be summed up in 2 words….no charm!