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Published Feb. 18, 2016
Next time you're at the Oriental, take a good look around. Imagine the loss if it were to close. If the seats were ripped out. If the balcony were to be walled off. If you did all that, you'd have the theater's sibling, The Tower, 757 N. 27th St., which closed in 1975.
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.
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.
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.
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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