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Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, it looks like The Rosebud Cinema Drafthouse is about to return.
Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, it looks like The Rosebud Cinema Drafthouse is about to return.

Looks like Rosebud may reopen next month

A sign on the Rosebud Cinema Drafthouse, 6823 W. North Ave., in Wauwatosa, says the venue, closed for a few months now, hopes to reopen soon. Today, an author with local ties confirmed an event at the theater.

In February, we reported the closing of The Rosebud and its sister theater, The Times, 5906 W. Vliet St. The following day we wrote that Anchor Bank, the theaters' new owner, planned to reopen the venues and had "appointed former Rosebud owner Jay Hollis to manage both theaters throughout receivership."

Today, Paul Hoffman ‚Äď a Wauwatosa native working as a journalist in Indiana ‚Äď told me that he has confirmed an event for his new book, "Murder in Wauwatosa: The Mysterious Death of Buddy Schumacher," at The Rosebud on Oct. 13.

"Yes!," he wrote in an email. "The theater is reopening ‚Äď probably mid-August."

The website for the theaters has a landing page, but links to the theaters' individual web pages are currently dead.

Stay tuned for a more in-depth update on The Rosebud and The Times and for a feature on Hoffman's book, which is the top-selling true crime Nook download at Barnes and Noble.


hardgeminiguy75 | July 19, 2012 at 1:58 p.m. (report)

i am so anxious for the Rosebud and the historic Times theatres to re-open. Except for the Downer/Oriential theatres i saw all my movies at the Rosebud and Times theatres. So have been missing many movies. Please re-open the middle of August! Thank-you

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