219 S. Main Avenue,
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Previously operated by: Griffith Amusement Company
Firms: Corgan & Moore
Functions: Community Arts Center
Styles: Art Deco
Previous Names: Portola Theatre, Palace Theatre
Originally opened in 1926 as the Portola Theatre. In 1929 it was renamed Palace Theatre but soon closed due to the Depression. It reopened in February 1932 as the Portola Theatre once again. In 1936 it was remodeled to the plans of architect Gates Corgan and reopened as the Yam Theatre. The Yam Theatre was still open in 1956, but had closed by 1957. Located on Portales' Main Avenue (formerly Main Street) was given a $1 million renovation between 2006 and 2011, transforming the building into a community arts center.
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