Remove ads with our VIP Service
- Modjeska Theatre
Add Your Comments
- Covington, LA: Movie Tavern Northshore Opening July 31, 2014 [7/25]
- Youngstown, OH: Cinemark Movies 8 Reopens as Boardman Movies 8 [7/18]
- "The Giver: World Premiere Red Carpet Event" Coming to Select Theaters Ahead of Movie's Release [7/14]
- Lansing, MI: Lansing Mall Gains Regal Cinema, Loses Lansing Mall Cinema [7/11]
- Milwaukee, WI: Avalon Theatre Reopening Delayed [7/11]
- Towson, MD: Cinemark Towson and XD Opens Today [7/10]
- Warner Robins, GA: GTC Parkway 6 Cinemas to Close [7/9]
- Akron, OH: Nightlight Cinema Now Open [7/2]
- Lancaster, OH: Regal River Valley Mall 10 Closed [7/1]
- Beloit, WI: Luxury 10 Cinemas Gets New Owner [6/30]
Reopening the 1,200-seat Modjeska Theatre in Milwaukee, Wisconsin is seen as crucial to paying for the building's restoration, according to the vice president of Mitchell Street Development Opportunity Corp., which owns the the historic theater.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel published an article recently which interviewed the people involved in the project, including local historian Larry Widen, who has been involved in the operation of the Times Theater and the Rosebud Cinema Drafthouse, two other theaters with a history in the area.
Milwaukee's Modjeska Theatre, which closed four years ago, is undergoing renovations for a planned reopening this fall as a budget cinema and venue for professional wrestling and other live events.
Volunteers have already removed enough garbage and debris from the building to fill two Dumpsters, with the next cleanup day scheduled for June 7, said Larry Widen, who's overseeing the work.
Meanwhile, around $12,000 of the $150,000 needed to reopen the Modjeska has been raised, said John Kesselman, vice president of Mitchell Street Development Opportunity Corp., a nonprofit group that owns the theater, 1134 W. Historic Mitchell St.
Reopening the 1,200-seat Modjeska, and booking shows and movies to generate revenue, is crucial to paying for the building's restoration, Kesselman, said.
"We'd like to get it open, and stop the bleeding," he said. "It's so important to save this for the city. We have so few of these left."
Click the Read link below to view the full article. Don't bother trying to play the video at the top, as there's nothing there after the ad plays.
Add Your Comments
No comments found. Be the first and let us know what you think!
Add Your Comments
|Commenting on Journal Articles is available only to our readers who have customized this site, which makes it easier for you to complete the form and for us to contact you with any questions or concerns about your comments.|
Please login or register a new account before continuing.
Log in to retrieve your saved settings.
Forget Your Passcode?Send My Passcode To Me
Not Registered? Create a New Account!
Our registered members enjoy more features, including:
- Save Your ZIP Code -- the site remembers your ZIP code, no having to re-enter it each time you visit
- Favorite Theaters List -- keep a handy list of the theaters you attend
- Favorite Movies List - movies you want to see, all in one place
- Write Movie Reviews -- share your opinions of the movies you see
- Block Ads with VIP Service -- view this site ad free (subscription req'd)
Basic accounts are free -- sign up today!
Concerned About Privacy?
Journal/Blog - The Marquee - Movie Links - News and Events - Now Showing - Reader Reviews
Customize - VIP Service
|The BigScreen Cinema Guide is a service of SVJ Designs LLC. All graphics, layout, and structure of this service (unless otherwise specified) are Copyright © 1995-2014, SVJ Designs. The BigScreen Cinema Guide is a trademark of SVJ Designs. All rights reserved.
'ACADEMY AWARDS®' and 'OSCAR®' are the registered trademarks and service marks of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.