Historic Yuma Theatre Turning 100 and Throwing a Party
02/13/2012 | Dave Nash, Public Affairs Coordinator
Public Invited to Event Starting 5:30 p.m. Feb. 21
Yuma, Ariz. - On the heels of the state's centennial and accompanying celebrations, a Yuma landmark is also hitting the century mark and having a celebration of its own. And you can come help blow out the candles.
The Historic Yuma Theatre, 254 S. Main St. in the Historic North End of downtown Yuma, will celebrate its own 100th birthday on Tuesday, Feb. 21 with an evening of remembrance, music, history, stories and quite possibly the largest birthday cake Yuma has ever seen!
"Be part of this historical celebration and commemorate a community gem, an important element in Yuma's long, rich history, and a vital component of the economic vitality of Yuma's colorful downtown," urged Becky Chavez, Director of Parks and Recreation for the City of Yuma.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the festivities begin at 6 p.m. There is no charge for admittance.
"What an interesting year in Arizona's history," noted Arts and Culture Program Manager for the City of Yuma. "For the Historic Yuma Theatre, it means 100 years of serving the citizens of Yuma as a theatre for vaudeville, boxing, film and performances of all kinds. It has survived three fires, earthquakes, old age, several remodels, and the Yuma heat. It has been a source of excitement, intrigue, learning, and sadness, the full gamut of human emotions, providing a place for meetings, special events, weddings, public memorials, political events, and more. It's only fitting we honor the old gal with a proper birthday bash."
The Historic Yuma Theatre is located at 254 S. Main St. in Yuma.
For More Information
If you have questions or require more information, please contact the Yuma Art Center.