Park Theatre

32 E. Park Street,
Butte, MT 59701

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Architects: Henderson Ryan

Previous Names: People's Theatre

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PARK Theatre; Butte, Montana.

The People’s Theatre was opened February 25, 1917. It was renamed Park Theatre on 15th November 1932. It was destroyed by fire on September 24, 1949.

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kencmcintyre on December 16, 2006 at 11:32 pm

The Park was destroyed by fire on September 24, 1949.

kencmcintyre on December 29, 2006 at 2:56 pm

The poor widow with three kids was awarded $3500 – the theater argued this was excessive. Who do you think the court found more sympathetic?

kencmcintyre on May 9, 2009 at 2:40 am

Here is an expanded version of the LOC photo:

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 1, 2011 at 2:08 am

Here is a fresh link to the 1939 LOC photo of the Park Theatre (click thumbnail to embiggen.)

DavidZornig on November 15, 2015 at 2:19 am

1949 photo added of the Montana Theater with an old Park Theatre advertisement on the wall. “East Side West Side” on the Montana marquee, was released 12/22/49. The Park Theatre had already burned down 3 months earlier almost to the day. 1949 photo courtesy of Dave Byrne.

rivest266 on November 30, 2017 at 10:40 pm

This opened as Peoples' theatre on February 25th, 1917 and reopened as the Park on November 15th, 1932. Both grand opening ads in the photo section.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 1, 2017 at 12:04 am

Henderson Ryan was the architect of the People’s Theatre. The house featured his patented incline ramps for balcony and mezzanine access.

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