Vintage Point: Staying cool at the Civic Theater

Movies and air conditioning were both big draws for the Farmington Civic Theatre in downtown Farmington, as the sign in this late 1940s photo suggests.

Vintage Point Farmington Civic Theater
Historic photo from the Farmington Civic Theatre archives. Contemporary photo by Maria Taylor. More at

Editor’s Note: Maria Taylor’s photo column, “Vintage Point,” shows scenes from Farmington’s past paired with photos of those same scenes today.