Empress Theatre

W. 4th Avenue,
Anchorage, AK 99501

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Empress Theatre

The Empress Theatre opened in 1916, built for August Eugene “Cap” Lathrop and located on W. 4th Avenue. In 1917, a 2/11 Kimball organ was installed in the Empress Theatre (which was removed before the theatre closed in 1959).

The building was destroyed in the 1964 earthquake.

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on November 3, 2005 at 7:07 pm

The Film Daily Yearbook;1941 and 1943 editions give a seating capacity of 450.

DavidZornig on August 8, 2018 at 10:27 pm

Puget Sound Pipeline link with 14 photos of the Empress Theatre.


rivest266 on February 5, 2023 at 11:33 pm

Opened July 1st, 1916. Grand opening ad posted.

rivest266 on April 1, 2024 at 1:08 am

Closed in 1959.

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