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1940s view of the Strand: http://www.trolleybuses.net/dlh/htm/usa_h_dlh_twin_012_irm_ss_01.htm
No website, but there is a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WestBranchCinema
Definitely second-run now.
Current website: http://www.timescinema.com/
Updated website: http://stoughtoncinemacafe.com/Home_Page.html
According to the website link above, this theatre is open and doing concerts and film festivals.
Featured in the 2011 film “Bernie.”
Now known as the Gaslight Baker Theater.
Current website: http://www.gaslightbakertheatre.org/index.html
What I’ve done in situations like this was to contact a local real estate agent through the agency’s website. They generally are aware of any vacant and available properties.
Now a fitness center.
Moviemax Cinemas website: http://www.moviemaxcinemas.com/
This theater is entered from the mall food court. Movie Times listings are on a whiteboard instead of the marquee over the ticket window.
I was at this cinema today while my wife shopped at the adjacent outlet mall. It has 7 screens. ( I counted them). Clearly visible from Hwy I-35S is the name on the side “North Branch Cinema 7.” Additionally, the website shows the same start times for 7 different features.
Web site: http://www.dellrapidsgrandoperahouse.com/default.aspx
No movies scheduled.
Anything current on this theatre?
Now operated by Golden Age Cinemas. This is the website:
Opening on July 11.
According to their Facebook page, this theater is closed because of the failure to convert to digital.
Was this theater being used by a community theater group in 1963-64? I recall seeing a live production then in a former movie theater downtown.
The new “Transformers” movie prominently features the Uptown at the beginning of the film. The only thing is, that it has been moved to a small town in Texas. There are shots in the lobby and auditorium, as well as the projection room.
According to their Facebook page, this theater will be closing soon because it has not gone digital.
Google Street View is way off. The former theatre is now part of the Wisconsin Black Historical Society.