Kentucky Theatre opening night, August 19, 1933. The Phoenix Amusement  Co. acquired the Kentucky Theatre and the State Theater in 1933. This opening night was held to present the refurbished Kentucky Theatre to the public. Among other improvements, the Phoenix Amusement Co. had installed new sound equipment, repainted, recovered the seats and raised the floor to minimize future flood damage. In 1933, the company also owned the Strand and the Ben Ali. Photo courtesy of the University of Kentucky Libraries &  Archives, the Lafayette Studio Collection or UK Archives, the Lafayette Studio Collection.
Kentucky Theatre opening night, August 19, 1933. The Phoenix Amusement Co. acquired the Kentucky Theatre and the State Theater in 1933. This opening night was held to present the refurbished Kentucky Theatre to the public. Among other improvements, the Phoenix Amusement Co. had installed new sound equipment, repainted, recovered the seats and raised the floor to minimize future flood damage. In 1933, the company also owned the Strand and the Ben Ali. Photo courtesy of the University of Kentucky Libraries & Archives, the Lafayette Studio Collection or UK Archives, the Lafayette Studio Collection. UK Archives/Lafayette Studio
Kentucky Theatre opening night, August 19, 1933. The Phoenix Amusement Co. acquired the Kentucky Theatre and the State Theater in 1933. This opening night was held to present the refurbished Kentucky Theatre to the public. Among other improvements, the Phoenix Amusement Co. had installed new sound equipment, repainted, recovered the seats and raised the floor to minimize future flood damage. In 1933, the company also owned the Strand and the Ben Ali. Photo courtesy of the University of Kentucky Libraries & Archives, the Lafayette Studio Collection or UK Archives, the Lafayette Studio Collection. UK Archives/Lafayette Studio

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