Palms Theater

2612 N. Central Avenue,
Phoenix, AZ 85004

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Palms Theater

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The Palms Theater opened on March 23, 1945 with “Bring on the Girls”. It was built for and operated by Paramount Nace Theatres Inc. Designed by Lescher & Mahoney, with William L. Pereira as consulting architect, all seating was on a single floor.

The Palms Theater was closed in 1981 and has since been torn down.

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eddotcom
eddotcom on March 4, 2009 at 10:06 pm

Ads appearing in March, 1945 issues of The Arizona Republic newspaper show that the Palms opened Friday, March 23, 1945, with “Bring on the Girls.” Harry L. Nace was the theater manager. Ticket prices from 1PM to 6PM were children 17¢, adults 50¢, and after 6PM, children 20¢, adults 65¢.

looker1208
looker1208 on November 18, 2009 at 7:26 pm

I remember see the awful movie Cher made called Chastity here in 1969. The great thing about it was The Palms Theatre was actually in that movie. For a moment, Phoenix seemed a little glamorous.

mellis05
mellis05 on March 18, 2011 at 2:54 am

I was at the Palms the last night it was open. The last film they showed was “Gone With The Wind”.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 16, 2012 at 9:08 am

The firm of Pereira & Pereira was dissolved in 1943, according to William Pereira’s entry in the AIA’s Directory of American Architects. William Pereira then operated his own firm until forming a partnership with Charles Luckman in 1951.

matt54
matt54 on June 22, 2012 at 11:52 am

What a beautiful theatre!

d5fin
d5fin on April 30, 2013 at 12:45 am

I worked there in the summer of 1965. We were hired for the film, My Fair Lady. When I went for the interview there were at least 200 young girls waiting in line to get hired. They took us in at about four or five girls to interview. It was amazing. I could not believe I was hired. I had a great time there. I remember eating popcorn and the manager came into the theater and saw me sitting on an arm rest and motioned me to his office. Yep, I got a promotion. Then I was a cashier. Cannot believe how much fun I had there. It was my first “real” job. This was right before college began. Loved it there. D.B.

Steveking808
Steveking808 on August 4, 2013 at 12:18 pm

My grandfather, Wes King, worked for the owner of this theatre Harry Nace in the 1940’s. I am seeking any information anyone may have about Mr. Nace and his theatres. If you have any remembrances please contact me at . I would greatly appreciate it.

DavidDymond
DavidDymond on August 5, 2013 at 9:14 pm

Harry L. Nace was an operating partner of Paramount-Publix Theaters!!

Steveking808
Steveking808 on August 6, 2013 at 12:45 am

To: DavidDymond

Do you have a connection to Harry Nace?

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