Ishpeming Theatre - Ishpeming MI

Address: 356 Cleveland Avenue
City: Ishpeming
State: MI
Zip: 49849
County: Marquette
Open: 1945
Capacity: 857+
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Theater Type: Small Town Movie Palace
Number of visits to this page: 16281

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Source: Allen Larson

I was raised in the UP and enjoyed looking at the older theaters in Marquette County. I have to tell you, you missed one. In Ishpeming besides the Butler theater, there was also the Ishpeming theater which operated at least into the middle 60s. I Went into the Navy in 62 and know that it was still in business at that time. The part that I find so interesting, is the size listed for these show houses.

They seemed so big to a kid from Negaunee when I was young and now I see just how small they were. I spent many Saturday afternoons at the Vista in Negaunee, watching a double feature, the world news, previews, and 3 colored cartoons. Now and then my Mother would drive us to Ishpeming to the Ishpeming theater for something different. Ah the memories of a wild youth.

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4/14/2024 - amos mccoy
Here's a picture of the old Ishpeming Theater (Opera House). I watched a John Wayne movie there in the 1970's before it closed down. I think the movie was "The Shootist". I'll send it to your email address. Amos
Ishpeming Theatre - From Amos Mccoy
From Amos Mccoy
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