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BobSchermacher commented about West Bend Theatre on Feb 22, 2011 at 5:53 pm

After many years away, working in Corporate Video Production, I have returned to my birth state of WI (Plymouth) and am not far from the old West Bend Theater. I was projectionist there from 1978-81.

Can anyone post if they know the most recent state of affairs with the building. Was the Live Brewhaus venue successful? The link to Nova Cinemas is not working. Thank you.

BobSchermacher commented about West Bend Theatre on Sep 9, 2005 at 3:13 pm


I was the projectionist at this theater from 1978 to 1981. At that time, there was a Cinema I downstairs, with a loud air-turbine platter system…and a Cinema II upstairs, which was an extension of the balcony with a Cinemascope screen. Upstairs had an electric motor platter system.

One of the idiosyncracies of the downstairs screen was that it was locked into being a 4 by 3 aspect ratio because of the old “live stage” screen, so any Scope movie was severely cropped by a custom cut aperature in the projector. I haven’t been there in a long time, but I can’t imagine the Cinema I space being divided up into 2 theaters, must feel cramped.

The managers of the theater then were Roland and Mary Meade. They were very kind to me and a dedicated couple serving many years there.

My name is Bob Schermacher and I can be reached at I have been working from 1988 to the present in Video Production in the state of Arkansas. I always dreamt of someday operating a family-themed theater in the same old baroque style like this one was. Thanks for this posting and web site!