Royal Theatre (Benton, Arkansas)

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Royal Theatre
Royal Theatre (Benton, Arkansas) is located in Arkansas
Royal Theatre (Benton, Arkansas)
Location111 S. Market St., Benton, Arkansas
Coordinates29°41′28″N 92°36′34″W / 29.69111°N 92.60944°W / 29.69111; -92.60944Coordinates: 29°41′28″N 92°36′34″W / 29.69111°N 92.60944°W / 29.69111; -92.60944
Arealess than one acre
Built1948-49
ArchitectGinocchio, Frank; Cromwell, Edwin B.
Architectural styleModerne
Governing bodyPrivate
NRHP Reference #03000955[1]
Added to NRHPSeptember 27, 2003
 
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Royal Theatre
Royal Theatre (Benton, Arkansas) is located in Arkansas
Royal Theatre (Benton, Arkansas)
Location111 S. Market St., Benton, Arkansas
Coordinates29°41′28″N 92°36′34″W / 29.69111°N 92.60944°W / 29.69111; -92.60944Coordinates: 29°41′28″N 92°36′34″W / 29.69111°N 92.60944°W / 29.69111; -92.60944
Arealess than one acre
Built1948-49
ArchitectGinocchio, Frank; Cromwell, Edwin B.
Architectural styleModerne
Governing bodyPrivate
NRHP Reference #03000955[1]
Added to NRHPSeptember 27, 2003

The Royal Theatre at 111 S. Market St. in Benton, Arkansas was built in 1948-49 as an extensive renovation of a prior theatre, and is already deemed historic.[1][2]

Ticket booth

The oldest part of the theatre was part of the 1920 "Imp" (apparently for "Independent Motion Pictures") theatre. The sign and marquee of the theatre, and the rest of the 1948-49 redesign, were designed by Little Rock architects Frank Ginocchio and Edwin B. Cromwell in Moderne style. Ginocchio and Cromwell had designed a Royal Theatre in Little Rock that used the sign and marquee; they reused the material in this Benton theatre later.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2003.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ a b "Arkansas Historic Preservation Program: Royal Theatre". Arkansas Preservation.