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Urban spelunking: Lyric Theater on Vliet Street

Published July 17, 2015

Milwaukee neighborhoods were once awash in movie theaters, as hard as that may be to imagine these days when you can count the number of non-googleplex cinemas in the city limits on one hand. While many are lost, a few remain. At 3804 W. Vliet St. is a former longtime carpet store that's been closed the past few years. But, originally, the building was home to The Lyric Theater, which operated from 1917 to 1952.


New partnership says it will get Modjeska Theatre back in action

Published Oct. 6, 2014

This afternoon, William Stace - founder of the Miramar Theatre - announced that he and Larry Widen, former owner of the Times and Rosebud Cinemas, have together formed a group called The Milwaukee Theatre Alliance. The group's goal is to purchase the long-closed Modjeska Theatre and reopen it as a multi-use performing arts space.


Widen combines his passions in new "Milwaukee Rock & Roll" book

Published Sept. 25, 2014

Milwaukee Renaissance man Larry Widen combines many of his passions in his latest book, "Milwaukee Rock and Roll," published by Arcadia Press as part of its ongoing "Images of Modern America" series of illustrated paperbacks.


Urban Spelunking: The Modjeska Theater

Published Sept. 10, 2014

Once upon a time, The Modjeska Theater, 1134 W. Mitchell St., was a neighborhood movie palace, the big daddy of Mitchell Street, the second busiest thoroughfare in Milwaukee after Wisconsin Avenue. Now, after four dormant years, and decades after it ended its run as a movie house, Mitchell Street Development Opportunity Corporation is cleaning it up, with an eye toward re-opening in spring with a mix of movies, concerts and other live performances.

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