Then and Now: The Evolution of Historic Theaters

Facilitator:  Lani Lott, Arizona Downtown Alliance

Panelists:  Danny Smith, Safford Downtown Association; Kristina Michelson, Kingman Center for the Arts; and Cindy Emmett, Clarkdale Historical Society and Museum

A panel of community advocates will each share the passion, civic engagement, current status of their cherished historic theatres, and “next steps’ to foster their future redevelopment. The theatres showcased will include the Beale Street Theater in downtown Kingman and owned by the Center for the Arts; the Safford Theater in downtown Safford owned by the Gila Valley Historic Preservation Committee and the Elks Theatre and Performing Arts Center in downtown Prescott. The Chair of the Clarkdale Historical Society and Museum will share the story behind the Clarkdale Grand Theater and how it stands today as one of Clarkdale historic assets and future economic opportunity.