228 W. Coal Avenue,
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Styles: Pueblo Deco
The Chief Theatre, on Coal Avenue, originally opened in 1920. It could seat 650. In 1936, the Chief was completely remodeled in Pueblo Deco style. Its owner at the time was R.E. Griffith, brother of the famed Hollywood director D.W. Griffith. (R.E. Griffith also owned the El Rancho Hotel).
Long closed as a movie house, the former Chief is now used as a retail shop specializing in Native American goods. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1988 and the State Register of Historic Places in 2000.
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