Grand Theatre (Douglas, Arizona)

The Grand Theatre in Douglas, Arizona, designed by M. Eugene Durfee,[2] opened in 1919. Ginger Rogers, Pavlova and John Philip Sousa to mention just a few performed on stage at the Grand Theatre. Originally, it also housed a Tea Room, a candy store and a barbershop. It was the site of many live stage productions, movies, and Douglas High School graduations.

Grand Theatre
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Grand Theatre (Douglas, Arizona) is located in Arizona
Grand Theatre (Douglas, Arizona)
Grand Theatre (Douglas, Arizona) is located in the United States
Grand Theatre (Douglas, Arizona)
Location1139-1149 G. Ave., Douglas, Arizona
Coordinates31°20′43″N 109°33′35″W / 31.34528°N 109.55972°W / 31.34528; -109.55972Coordinates: 31°20′43″N 109°33′35″W / 31.34528°N 109.55972°W / 31.34528; -109.55972
ArchitectM. Eugene Durfee
Architectural styleClassical Revival
NRHP reference No.76000372[1]
Added to NRHPJuly 30, 1976

The theater has fallen on hard times over the years, having endured a collapsed roof due to plugged rain gutters and massive interior damage from the infiltrating water. However, the Grand is in the process of being restored to its original condition.[citation needed]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.[1]

In addition to being listed in the National Register of Historic Places, the Grand is also on the "Endangered List" of Historical Buildings that need immediate attention.


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. April 15, 2008.
  2. ^ Naylor, David, ‘’Great American Movie Theaters,’’ Great American Places Series, Preservation Press, Washington DC, 1987 182