posted September 26, 2006 05:16 PM
I have done some more research and discovered two more Manistee theatres whose buildings are apparently still standing. #1 The Gem Theatre located at 391 River Street (now Careys Clothing store) #2 The Electric Theatre located at 55 poplar.Building now part of National City bank. I am working on locating more info on these.
Also, additional info on the Lyric Theatre at 415 River. It had 540 seats downstairs and 44 upstairs. In Jan of 1977 there was a fire that did extensive smoke damage, and it was remodled in April of 78.
posted September 28, 2006 12:23 PM
wow. how cool. what other info do they have on manistee theatres in General? I would love any info you have. Do that have any photos? Ive been all sorts of places here locally trying to get more info.
BTW has anyone heard anything about some guy who went ass over applecart over the balcony back ages ago?
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Registered: Feb 2003
posted September 28, 2006 03:03 PM
In the 1933 edition the only theatres listed were the Lyric and the Ramsdell. At that time the Ramsdell was listed as being closed and not wired for sound yet. Both theatres where part of the Butterfield Michigan Theatres Co. division of the Paramount's Publix Theatre chain.