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4th Avenue Theatre

2008 Photo from the Matt Lutthans collection.
628-30 W Fourth Ave
Anchorage AK

Demolished 2022 National Register 1982
Record #10329  
 Opened: May 31, 1947
 Closed: January 4, 1990
 Demolished: 2022
Capacity: 1100 seats
Architect(s): B Marcus Priteca
Architectural Style(s): Art Deco
National Register: 1982    Bldg # 82001620
Current Organ: none
 Also Known As: Lathrops Showhouse
 Previously operated by: Lathrop Theatres, Wometco Theatres, Tom Moyer Theatres, Luxury Theatres, Act III Theatres

Information for this tour was contributed by Darren Snow.

Opened on May 31, 1947 -- after several years' delay caused by WWII -- the 4th Avenue cost entrepreneur Cap Lathrop a million dollars to build. Today, the theatre is home to a catering business that still uses the auditorium for special events, including Alaskan travel films.

ACT III closed this theatre after business on 1/4/1990.

 Photos remain the property of the Member and may not be reproduced without the written consent of the Member.

March 2008 photos from the Matt Lutthans collection.

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Last featured 11/20/2004. Last edited 7/26/2023.

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