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Pocatello in Bannock County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Chief Theater

1938 - 1993

 
 
Chief Theater Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 22, 2017
1. Chief Theater Marker
Inscription.  The Chief Theater opened on January 5, 1938. Admission to the first show, "Bad Man of Brimstone", was 49 cents. The downtown landmark provided entertainment until it was closed in 1982. The Chief Foundation began work on refurbishing the buildings in 1985. On March 20, 1993 a fire gutted the building. All that remains of the Chief Theater is this tile mosaic reassembled on this spot, and the neon sign.
 
Erected 2013 by Historic Old Town Pocatello Foundation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Entertainment. A significant historical date for this entry is January 5, 1938.
 
Location. 42° 51.785′ N, 112° 27.113′ W. Marker is in Pocatello, Idaho, in Bannock County. Marker is on North Main Street near West Clark Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 233 North Main Street, Pocatello ID 83204, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Utah & Northern Railroad (approx. 0.8 miles away); Idaho State University (approx. 0.9 miles away); Chief Pocatello (approx. 2 miles away); Pocatello’s Life
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(approx. 2 miles away); The Shoshone (approx. 2 miles away); Native Foods (approx. 2 miles away); Pocatello's Name in WWII (approx. 2 miles away); The City of Pocatello (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pocatello.
 
Also see . . .  Chief Theater -- Cinema Treasures. The interior has scenes of the old West painted along the side-walls of the auditorium, with borders made of tribal symbols. Stenciled buffalo medallions looped overhead on the ceiling above the balcony. (Submitted on September 14, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 
 
Chief Theater Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 22, 2017
2. Chief Theater Marker
Chief Theater Sign image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 22, 2017
3. Chief Theater Sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 14, 2017. It was originally submitted on September 14, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 325 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 14, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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