Globe Theater

141 North Broad Street,
Globe, AZ

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Globe TheaterĀ© Globe AZ Don Lewis

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What a surprise the somewhat isolated town of Globe, Arizona was! The main highway had by-passed the old downtown and Broad Street, but it was busy with cars, people, stores and shops.

The Globe’s facade is not original, but the sign and marquee appeared to be from the 40s or 50s.

In July 2005, theater sustained heavy damage from a fire in the building next door and is now closed.

Contributed by Don Lewis

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9262692
9262692 on December 11, 2005 at 8:10 am

Recently, I posted a an old theater that was in Globe a long time ago, the Alden Theater. Please submit any photos you have of the Alden. Thanks.

DonLewis
DonLewis on July 16, 2006 at 6:04 pm

My 2005 photograph of the GLOBE View link

9262692
9262692 on September 27, 2006 at 4:35 pm

After the devastating fire, Globe-Miami’s own Globe Theater is being rebuilt. The theater will be built over the lot of the building next store that was the Trust/Hotel building. The new GLOBE will be built with four screens and stadium seating. A brick face will surround the theater using some of the original bricks from the Hotel. The marquee is being spruced up a bit; the original marquee was changed in the 1960’s-1970, but is being put back to the original design with neon lignting all around the historic sign. After the restoration of the marquee, the marquee will be place on the corner of Broad and Cedar Streets. This an exiciting move forward for this historic small-town community.

9262692
9262692 on October 18, 2006 at 3:07 pm

Does anyone have any other Globe Theater photos?

roisindubh
roisindubh on October 18, 2006 at 7:40 pm

I only have two (neither exactly great.) The theater was one of the things I wanted to get more shots of, but fate intervened. There are a couple of small pics (not mine) on this page: [url]http://www.roadsidepeek.com/roadusa/southwest/arizona/aztheater/index.htm[/url], including one from 1945 that shows what the marquee looked like then. Much more ornate than the one I knew….

My pics (the thumbnails are clickable to get the full-sized photo):

The Pioneer Hotel where the fire started is the tall building to the left as you face the theater.

The entrance to the theater: the metal columns and wall skin around the poster were made of native copper (Globe’s a copper-mining town.) I love walking into a theater through a hallway like this. It really makes you feel as if you’re entering some hidden palace. You can see the box office on the left.

And this is the architect’s rendering of what the new theater will look like:

It fits the look of downtown, but, to me, it looks more like a storefront than a theater. I’m glad they saved the marquee, though.

9262692
9262692 on November 19, 2006 at 10:11 am

I would be interested in buying any original anitque photos of the Globe Theater or any other theaters in Globe or Miami. Please email or call 602-723-5035.

DonLewis
DonLewis on January 24, 2007 at 6:21 pm

Close up of the GLOBE sign and marquee before the fire.

www.flickr.com/photos/lastpictureshow/368595920

9262692
9262692 on February 1, 2007 at 4:07 pm

Please contact me with any Globe or Miami Arizona photos, postcards, business directories, yearbooks, signage, keys, letterheads, advertising, programs from football games theaters plays. Please contact me at or by phone at 602-723-5035.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on March 9, 2007 at 3:44 pm

This page has some pictures of the theater after the fire:
http://tinyurl.com/2ur3n3

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on December 24, 2008 at 7:20 pm

The Globe can be seen on the left in this 1941 photo:
http://tinyurl.com/9kur64

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