The Historic and Cultural Heritage of Alaska

Last of the Art Deco Cinemas

Austin E. “Cap” Lathrop: Father of Modern Alaska and Theatre

Architectural Design by B. Marcus Priteca, Preeminent Theater Architect

World Class Murals by the A.B. Heinsbergen Company

Proposal to Alaska Historical Commission – full proposal in three sections
Pages 1-40
Pages 41-80
Pages 81-110

Souvenir Program 1947 Grand Opening

The souvenir program issued for the May 31, 1947 opening of the 4th Avenue Theatre in Anchorage, Alaska. It includes photographs and drawings of the theatre and Alaska scenery and wildlife, an introduction by Capt. Austin E. Lathrop (Cap Lathrop), an announcement for the movie being shown: The Jolson Story, and a list of individuals who were to speak at the event. Elizabeth A. Tower papers, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage

Cap Lathrop: Alaskan Midas