Phoenix Theatre (I)

4 S. 3rd Street,
Phoenix, AZ 85004

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Previous Names: Third Avenue Theatre

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The Third Avenue Theatre was on the early Sanborn Insurance Maps at this location. In March of 1911 an advertisement in the Arizona Republic noted, “Phoenix Theatre, formerly the Third Avenue Theatre, Popular Prices". The 1915 maps listed it as a billiard hall and the approximate location today would be across the street from the Phoenix Convention Center.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on January 20, 2015 at 8:28 pm

It appears that this house later went back to its original name. The Phoenix City and Salt River Valley Directory of 1912 has the Third Avenue Theatre listed as one of five houses in the city and gives the location as Third Avenue between Washington and Jefferson. The Third Avenue Theatre was also mentioned in the December 2, 1911, issue of the Arizona Republican, though it was hosting a political meeting, not a theatrical event.

The other theaters listed in 1912 were the Savoy, Adams corner of 1st; the Coliseum, corner 1st and E. Monroe; the Wigwam, 31 N. 1st; and the Elks' Theatre, 332 W. Washington. All but the Phoenix/Third Avenue were advertised in the December 26, 1911 Republican.

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