Filed Under Red Lodge

Alcazar (Star) Theatre

Red Lodge Commercial Historic District

A combination moving picture theater and boardinghouse were the original tenants of this two-story masonry building, completed in 1908. Several directors managed the rather short-lived Alcazar, including Steve Roman, whose family long monopolized Red Lodge’s theater business. Roman closed the theater in 1913, and building owners Larkin and Fleming remodeled, opening as McIntyre’s Pool Hall. A bordello called the “Orpheus Rooms” replaced the upper-floor boardinghouse. In 1986, fire destroyed two buildings at 3 and 5 S. Broadway, which shared this same façade design. The now unique survivor, with its superior brick detailing and sandstone trim, enhances the district’s historic turn-of-the-twentieth-century character.

Images

Alcazar Star Theater Facade Source: Montana Historical Society Creator: Bryan Baldwin Date: July 24, 2022
Alcazar (Star) Theater Still image capture of the facade of 9 South Broadway, Red Lodge, Montana. Image information drawn from related images in the Red Lodge Commercial Historic District files at the State Historic Preservation Office. Information is not recorded on print verso. b&w print. Source: Official records of the Montana State Historic Preservation Office, Helena, Montana Creator: Unidentified photographer Date: 1985

Location

9 Broadway Avenue South, Red Lodge, Montana | Private

Metadata

The Montana National Register Sign Program, “Alcazar (Star) Theatre,” Historic Montana, accessed December 3, 2022, https://historicmt.org/items/show/123.