Chief Theatre

208 W. Main Street,
Casa Grande, AZ 85122

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Architects: Elliott Long

Styles: Streamline Moderne

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The Chief Theatre was opened in September of 1940. It was badly damaged by fire in May 1944. It was rebuilt to the plans of architect Elliott Long, and reopened July 1, 1945.

It was closed in 1958.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

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kencmcintyre on March 11, 2009 at 10:38 am

This was in the Casa Grande Dispatch on May 1, 1942:

“Sing to Win.”

With that slogan as a shibboleth to bolster the morale of the nation, Music Clubs throughout the United States will launch their annual Music Week program, starting May 3 and continuing through the week to May 8. Not since World War Number One has there been such significant need for special observance of music, “which hath charms to soothe the savage breast.” For those who trod the paths of hatred in that conflict will remember how much music meant to them â€" how it softened the callousness created by their training to kill; yet spurred them on to greater valor by martial strains. They will remember how their weary feet were made to forget that “last, long mile” as the simple, and sometimes ridiculous songs, were sung to the marching strides of men going to the front.

One of the features of the week will be the concert by the Mothersingers at the High School auditorium. On May 6, the Junior Women’s club will feature music on their program. The Chief Theater will present a special music feature May 6 and 7, “Blues in the Night”.

AndyCallahanMajorMajor on May 2, 2011 at 10:25 pm

Oddly enough, 1st and Main don’t intersect; 1st doesn’t even run north-south.

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