The BigScreen Cinema Guide Now Showing The Marquee Gift Shop Search Help
 
Have an Account? E-Mail Address Passcode
| Register Now
Milwaukee, WI: Marcus Theatres Plans New Theater Complex Downtown

Posted on Tuesday, May 13th, 2008 5:06 PM. Last Updated on Wednesday, May 14th, 2008 7:04 AM by Scott Jentsch

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is reporting that Marcus Theatres Corporation is planning to build a theater complex in downtown Milwaukee's Park East area.


Rendering by Eppstein Uhen Architects

Milwaukee currently has no operating movie theaters in its city limits, but several projects have been proposed only to have been abandoned later. Marcus also owns The Grand, which was a single-screen 2400-seat 1930's movie palace that closed in 1995.

The company, which operates southeastern Wisconsin's dominant cinema chain, would develop the theater north of E. Knapp St., between N. Water St. and the Milwaukee River. That 2.6-acre site also would feature a 14-story office tower, plus a six-story building that would consolidate Associated Banc-Corp's local operations.

You can read the full article by clicking on the Read link below.

In 2004, Jenco Cinemas planned a movie theater as part of the PabstCity entertainment complex that was being planned. Then, in 2005, Marcus came forward and announced plans to develop a movie theater at the PabstCity project. The theater's opening was planned for the 4th quarter of 2007, but the PabstCity project was scrapped before any construction occurred.

For a city that once boasted incredible movie palaces that lined the streets of downtown, it's odd that there are no options for seeing movies today. I've toured the Grand and it looks like it was a beautiful building in its heyday. Unfortunately, it will probably never be used as a movie palace again, and will probably fall into disrepair to the point where it will be condemned.

As far as this Park East project goes, nothing is certain until construction begins, so who knows if downtown Milwaukee will finally see a movie theater again?



Add Your Comments

Reader VoiceReader Comments

No comments found. Be the first and let us know what you think!

Add Your Comments

Warning: Please login
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.


Already Registered?

Log in to retrieve your saved settings.

E-Mail Address:
BigScreen Passcode:

Forget Your Passcode?

Send My Passcode To Me

Not Registered? Create a New Account!

E-Mail Address
In case we need to contact you. A valid E-Mail address is required, profiles with invalid addresses will be removed.
Please Confirm Your E-Mail Address
ZIP Code
This helps us display theaters that are near you.

Our registered members enjoy more features, including:

Basic accounts are free -- sign up today!

Concerned About Privacy?

So are we! We won't sell, trade, or share your personal information with anyone unless required by law. For more information, please read our Privacy Policy.



Home - About Us - Ad Info - Feedback
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.