Glen Theatre

7028 N. 57th Drive,
Glendale, AZ 85301

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Previously operated by: Harry L. Nace Theatres

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Paramount-Nace Theatres opened the $100,000, 800-seat Glen Theatre on July 1, 1949 with Randolph Scott in “The Doolins of Oklahoma” .

While listed as a Harry L. Nace Theatre, the Glen Theatre dropped out of the local listings in July 1973 and the theatre was later demolished.

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conniemidey on March 3, 2018 at 4:19 pm

Does anyone remember approximately what the admission price for kids or teens would have been at this theater in the 1950s and 1960s? (We called it the Glen Theatre, but I see here that it was listed as a Harry L. Nace Theatre.

MichaelKilgore on April 20, 2021 at 2:30 pm

Boxoffice, Oct. 15, 1973: “Officials of Mountain Bell announced last month that the company had acquired a 21,000-square-foot parcel of land on the southwest corner of Glenn Drive and North 57th Drive, which includes the now-closed Glen Theatre. The movie house was closed in July because of what a spokesman for the Harry Nace Co. called "needed repairs” and “inadequate central air-conditioning.” … The Glen Theatre was completed June 30, 1949, opening to the public the next day with a world premiere of “The Doolins of Oklahoma” starring Randolph Scott … The theatre had lavish, flowered carpeting and special push-back chairs that allowed patrons to enter and leave their seats without causing distraction for others. It was managed from late 1949 to 1954 by the late Lawrence Eaglin."

frankandernest on August 21, 2021 at 10:52 am

The address posted is incorrect. I grew up in Glendale and visited this theatre regularly as a kid in the 50’s and 60’s. The theatre was located on 57th Drive, not 57th Avenue. Price for a movie during late 50’s, early 60’s was 25 cents. We could get a bag of popcorn and a glass of Coke for 15 cents. Saw many a movie there.

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