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Victory Theater

 
 
Victory Theater Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., November 1, 2015
1. Victory Theater Marker
Inscription.  
The Rogers Victory Theater
Opened Monday, December 5, 1927, to a packed crowd of 750.
First Production: "American Beauty"
Notable Performers Over the Years:
Will Rogers, Conway Twitty
Designed by A.O. Clarke
Built by John Myler
It was the second theater in Rogers.
It was the first to have a fire proof projection booth.
The sound system was added in 1929 for "talking pictures".
First air-conditioned building in Rogers.
10,526 square feet - $35,000 original cost
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This property has been placed on the
National Register of Historic Places
by the United States
Department of the Interior
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Victory Theater Renovation
1927 - 2000
Rogers Little Theater
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Victory Theater
Purchased by the City of Rogers
August 15, 2008

 
Erected by Rogers Noon Rotary
Victory Theater NRHP Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., November 1, 2015
2. Victory Theater NRHP Marker
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Club / Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, Dept of Arkansas Heritage / Rogers Little Theater / City of Rogers.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainmentIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical date for this entry is December 5, 1927.
 
Location. 36° 19.952′ N, 94° 7.057′ W. Marker is in Rogers, Arkansas, in Benton County. Marker is on 2nd Street south of Walnut Street (Arkansas Highway 12), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 114-118 South 2nd Street, Rogers AR 72756, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Daisy Airgun Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); Arvest Bank (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Harris Baking Company (about 300 feet away); First United Methodist Church (about 400 feet away); Historic Rogers Post Office Building (about 600 feet away); F-101B Voodoo (approx. 2.7 miles away); All Vietnam Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.8 miles away); Cross Hollows (approx. 3.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rogers.
 
Also see . . .  The History of the Victory Theatre. APT at the Victory website entry (Submitted on July 10, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Victory Theater Renovation Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., November 1, 2015
3. Victory Theater Renovation Marker
Victory Theater and Markers image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., November 1, 2015
4. Victory Theater and Markers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 10, 2022. It was originally submitted on November 18, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 505 times since then and 95 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 18, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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Nov. 29, 2022