425 South Street,
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Architects: William Harold Lee
Styles: Art Deco
The Model Theatre opened in 1911 as a vaudeville/movie theatre, on South Street. The theatre, seating 778, had a 32ft wide proscenium. Its claim to fame in the early days was that Mae West appeared on the stage at the Model Theatre. It was redecorated in 1923 and a Wurlitzer Hope-Jones 2 manual organ was installed. It was was remodeled in the 1930’s by architect William H. Lee in an Art Deco style. By 1941 it was operated by Warner Bros. Circuit Management Corp. The Model Theatre closed on January 2, 1955 with Broderick Crawford in “Down Three Dark Streets” & Wayne Morris in “Two Guns and a Badge”. It was was incorporated into Dubrow’s Department Store. By 2008 it was a shoe store which by 2020 was a Foot Locker store.
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