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Just out of curiousity Ed, those pictures of theaters on that page…are those theaters running? They all look very very similar to the Fox. Some good looking theaters nonetheless. I really wish they would open this theater again. It’s really a shame that nothing is going on, not even on my end. Nothing!
I was given like a 1 to 2 year restoration timeline if it all went down. nothing on my end, so no news to give ya.
Oh i would love to see that video. if you are going to take that back soon, please contact me so I can pick that up as well. thanks!
really, that’s interesting. i apologize for that. try this e-mail address: bschm775 (at) uwsp (dot) edu. i should get it there. The shining would definately be on the list of movies to show. good idea.
I need to know from everyone on here if anyone would be interested in helping my campaign to open this theater again. I’ve been posting on this board for a couple years now about the Fox Theater. Things have been kinda rolling here on my end and I need all the help I can get. I need members for a board and all the help I can get to back me up before next year. Anyone that is interested in donating or helping to contact Bryon Schmitz (
I have had nothing but praise and support from many people in pursuing this theater. The theater will be restored to it’s original concept and will show movies with special engagements. Most likely film festivals, children events and like i said special engagements. That’s my hopes and dreams, so any help would be very helpful. I am not in this alone. Thank you for your time and reading everyone.
wow, that’s interesting news. thanks for sharing that.
thank you very much for posting this information. some very helpful information. some steps have been taken recently and hopefully in the near future we will have a beautifully renovated theater dated back to the 1920’s again. Thanks!
i have the owners information but honestly i don’t know how to go about doing this. the theater is abandoned and it’s smaller from what i’ve been reading. you can e-mail me:
I’m kinda at a stand still on this idea. I’ve had some interest from local people and even the mayor of stevens point, but honestly I don’t even come close to having the money to do this or what to do next.
wow…i hope this story isn’t true because I am a 28 year old Arts Management student at UW-Point and one day I would LOVE to purchase this theatre or at least raise community funds to restore this theatre. I think this would benefit to the community BIG time. There is a theatre in La Crosse called the Rivoli and they show movies there for only 3 dollars. You can order food and have drinks. I think I would show really old movies and then some new movies, have plays and even concerts at night showcasing local bands.
I honestly can’t figure out this story of this theatre. It’s gotta be a national landmark because of it’s history. I’m sad that nothing is going on with this theatre. I must do something about this sometime soon.
i would love to buy this theatre and turn it into a music venue for small bands and national touring jam bands. I think this would be a perfect setting for bands. I walked by this place for the first time the other night and it just looked beautiful outside. It’s a perfect location and it would draw a lot of the students downtown to see some great national bands. it holds 770 people, that’s pretty big. the barrymore theatre in madison holds like 1200 and they get national acts. put a bar in it and serve some drinks. it’s such a shame that it’s not up and running like this. it’s right downtown, so other bars and shops could get business from bands playing there.