The Acme TheaterThe Tonkin BlockThe Gem TheaterThe Lapeyre Hotel

The Acme Theater

312 East Main Street - The Acme Theater - The Acme Theater was built in 1920 and was the first theater in Riverton. When it opened, the Acme boasted one of the best Photoplayers in America. Also known as "One Man Orchestras,” Photoplayers include a piano and pipe organ, as well as audio reproductions of a…
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The Tonkin Block

307 East Main Street  The Tonkin Block - Dr. A.B. Tonkin, the first physician and mayor of Riverton, planned to build a brick drugstore in a partnership with Ira J. Burleson, a pharmacist from Casper, just west of the First State Bank (now First Interstate Bank) to be one of the first business blocks in Riverton. Construction…
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The Gem Theater

119 South 3rd Street East  The Gem Theater- The Gem Theater opened on Thanksgiving weekend, 1950. The Gem was a very modern theater for its time and boasted the highest quality in luxury seating, equipment, and design. The first showing included a newsreel, a short, and "Pretty Baby" starring Dennis Morgan & Betsy Drake was the…
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The Lapeyre Hotel

831 N. Federal Blvd. The Lapeyre Hotel - Originally called the Wind River Hotel, the structure was built in 1907 by Ed Luthy and was one of the first hotels in Riverton. In 1910 the hotel was purchased by John Lapeyre Sr. who continued to run it as a hotel and restaurant. In 1915, the original…
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