Modjeska Theatre

1134 Historic W. Mitchell Street,
Milwaukee, WI 53204

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DavidHurlbutt on July 12, 2004 at 2:44 pm

In the 1940s the Modjeska was one of two neighborhood theaters in Milwaukee that had daily matinees. The other being the Granada which was directly across the street. Both theaters occasionally showed Polish films. Usually, the Polish films were at the Granada on Mondays and Tuesdays but sometimes the Modjeska would featue a Polish film on Tues-Wed-Thur.

JimRankin on April 13, 2004 at 8:12 am

Please let me know if you learn anything more about this theatre. Thank You. Jim Rankin =

AndrewWillenson on January 13, 2004 at 2:17 pm

“I glad the building was not torn down.” SHOULD READ “I am glad the building was not torn down.”

AndrewWillenson on January 13, 2004 at 2:14 pm

In the early 1990s, when the Modjeska reopened, they showed second-run movies on the weekends. I saw such movies as “Home Alone 2”, “Last of the Mohicians” (sp?), and the excellent “Fugitive”. The theater was in far from pristine condition. However, I did enjoy seeing movies there.

I respectfully suggest that the owners of the theater give weekend movies another try. Good things are happening on Mitchell Street, and the Modjeska is beautiful. I glad the building was not torn down.

One more thing. I hate to sound obnoxious, BUT having at least Dolby would have made the good movies I saw at the Modjeska even better. I know that only weekend movies might be possible, and that it probably is not practical to spend big money on digital sound system. But even a used Dolby system would be better than just having a very old fashioned sound system. (Again, please realize that I KNOW this costs money.)

Best wishes as this building is restored.


Andrew N. Willenson