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Fox Theatre
Tucson, AZ
Photo courtesy Mike

Fox Theatres always hold a special spot in roadside lore. Neon theatre signage such as this one at the Fox Theatre still lights up the night in downtown Tucson, AZ.

 

 

Orpheum Theatre
Flagstaff, AZ
Photo courtesy Don Gardner

This theatre possesses the mid-century multi-colored lettering and most of the styling befitting the Orpheum name. This Orpheum Theatre is located in Flagstaff, AZ.

 

 

 

 

 

Globe Theatre
Globe, AZ
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

The Globe Theatre in the Arizona town of Globe is still open for business and showing movies. Not quite sure how far back this theatre in the main part of Globe dates back to.

 

UPDATE 11/05 : The Globe Theatre was severely damaged in a fire on July 16, 2005. Word is that efforts to secure restoration funding are underway. 11-05

Globe Theatre circa 1945
Courtesy Patrick Ryan

 

UPDATE 10/06 : The historic Globe Theater was built 1917 in the art deco style. Art deco murals were painted on the wall of the interior one-screen theater. The balcony was beautiful. The theater also featured locally mined copper-covered pillars under the marquee. 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 lighting 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 exciting move forward for this historic small-town community. Many thanks to Patrick Ryan for update. 10-06

Globe Theater marquee lit up
Photo courtesy Patrick Ryan

 

UPDATE 12/06 : (Below) Here are more photos of the Globe Theatre. Many thanks to Patrick Ryan for update. 12-06

 

 

 

Roxy Theatre
Holbrook, AZ
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Check out the Roxy Theatre located along Route 66 in Holbrook. This theatre is still showing first run movies. 11-05

 

 

Eloy Theatre
Eloy, AZ
Photo courtesy Gorb70

Here's the Eloy Theatre located in Eloy, AZ. This mid-century theatre built in 1939 was purchased recently by the Pastor of the nearby Apostolic Assembly church with plans to create a cafe or place to hangout. 03-06

 

 

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