Lester B. Funge announced plans in 1904 for the Grande Vaudeville Theatre, an 800-seat playhouse between the Reed Hotel and the St. Paul Lodging House. In 1906, a three-story building with a hall on the top floor occupied the site. On 20 November 1907, the 197-seat New Electric Theatre opened in a remodeled house in the same location. The Electric was the first theater operated by the Alhambra Theatre Company, which would grow to at least eight theaters in three states within seven years.
The Lagoon Opera House opened in 1968, presenting summer theater shows such as "Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat", "A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum", and other Broadway hits.1 The theater is part of the Lagoon amusement park, but has not been used in recent years. Most of Lagoon's entertainment shows are presented in the Music USA Theatre and the Carousel Theatre, both of which are newer and more open than the Lagoon Opera House.