[Exterior of the Circle Theater at night], photograph, September 1969; Dallas, Texas 

(texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1034587/m1/1/?q=circle%20dallas: accessed November 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Media Library.


Vintage press photo dated from November of ‘53, features the facade of Minneapolis’ famed ‘ALVIN Theatre’.. Originally opened as the ‘Schubert Theatre’ in 1910, it began use as a Burlesque stage in early ’41..

Pressure from conservative religious groups and continuous vice raids forced management to eventually lease the building to Rev. Russell H. Olson, who transformed the building into the ‘Minneapolis Evangelistic Auditorium’.. Religion didn’t fare much better than striptease; and within three years the church moved out, too..