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Empress Theatre

1953 Photo from the Theatre Catalog 1953-54 collection.
535 W Second Ave
Fairbanks AK

Record #193  
 Opened: September 8, 1921
 Closed: June 14, 1962
 Current Use: Retail
Capacity: 665 seats
Architect(s): Paul G Carlson
Architectural Style(s):
National Register:
Current Organ: none
 Also Known As: Fairbank
 Previously operated by: Lathrop Theatres

Information for this tour was contributed by Darren Snow.

Another Cap Lathrop theatre, the Empress underwent some pretty wild redecorating in 1953.

According to an article in the 6/15/1962 edition of the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, the final movie showed was "Lover Come Back" starring Rock Hudson and Doris Day. The same article stated the theatre opened in 1928 with the Marx Brothers in "Coconuts" and that the theatre building was Fairbanks' first concrete structure.

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Photos from the 1953-1954 Theatre Catalog collection.

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Last featured 11/20/2004. Last edited 4/8/2023.

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