Alden Theater

Broad Street,
Globe, AZ 85501

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Previously operated by: Fox West Coast Theatres

Previous Names: Martin Theater, Martin Alden Theater, Fox Martin Alden, Fox Theater

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FOX (ALDEN) Theatre; Globe, Arizona.

The Martin Theater was built in 1910. In 1925, the theater underwent changes to become the Fox Theater and by 1941 it was operating as the Fox Alden Theater by Fox West Coast Theatres. It had a beautiful Fox marquee. In the 1950’s, the Alden family bought the theater. They removed the Fox marquee and added a triangular style marquee with cursive writing stating, “Alden”.

It remained showing first run movies until the 1970’s. It sustained roof damage in a fire at the Old Dominion Hotel, two doors down. The Alden family later tore down the building.

Contributed by Patrick Ryan

Recent comments (view all 6 comments)

9262692 on December 10, 2005 at 5:17 pm

In the front left corner of this 1940 vintage postcard you can see the Alden’s marquee. Here is the website: View link Please leave links of more photos of the Alden Theater. I would love to see some more.

9262692 on December 26, 2005 at 9:38 pm

The Alden Theater was actually built in 1910. Sorry about the mix up.

thegrinch on December 4, 2006 at 3:28 am

THe Alden theatre was also known as the Martin. Don’t know when the name change occurred. About 1917 they installed a Wicks 3 manual, 8 rank pipe organ. I was told it was the largest theatre organ in the state at the time. The Wicks was removed possibly in the early 50’s and installed in the First Christian Church on 7th Ave in Phoenix.
I would love to see some interior photos of the Alden taken when it was new. I have been told it was a very deluxe theatre for a mining town. Don Story

9262692 on December 5, 2006 at 12:46 am

Here is a photo of the Martin Theater about 1917. It is the building in the center: C:\Documents and Settings\move\Desktop\My Pictures\Big Lot\dominion hotel and martin theater.gsv.jpg

kencmcintyre on April 20, 2008 at 1:10 am

Here is a 1941 photo of Main Street and the theater:

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