Vickers Theatre

6 N. Elm Street,
Three Oaks, MI 49128

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Vickers Theatre, Three Oaks, MI

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The theater was built in the 1890’s as a livery which serviced the nearby train station. In 1911 Frank Lee and partners converted the livery into a film theater called the Fairyland Theatre, seating was provided for 315. It was then known as the Lee Theatre for many years. It briefly became the Family Theatre. Later known as the Oak Theatre which at that time was one of three in the town of Three Oaks.

Different generations of the Lee family have operated the Oak Theatre until the late-1970’s. The theatre changed hands many times in the 1980’s until it finally closed. The theater was purchased by Jon and Jennifer Vickers in 1994 and after restoring the theater, it re-opened in June 1996 as the Vickers Theatre.

In addition to film, the theatre has offered other art forms including live theatre, music ranging from folk to punk as well as performance art and poetry readings.

Contributed by Lost Memory

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on January 12, 2005 at 6:48 am

Charles….I knew that this theater had a different name when it opened but I couldn’t find what that name was. After reading your message, I did some research and you are correct. This theater was called the Oak Theatre. Thanks for your help!

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 12, 2006 at 4:53 am

Here is an updated link for the Vickers Theater website.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 13, 2006 at 3:54 am

This is a recent photo of the Vickers Theater.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on June 3, 2007 at 3:49 pm

Here is a 2007 photo of the Vickers Theater.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on May 9, 2009 at 4:55 pm

This theater is listed in 1955 as the Lee Theater with 315 seats.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on August 25, 2009 at 5:05 pm

This is a July 2009 photo.

billlindblom on April 11, 2011 at 1:44 pm

Actually, The Vickers Theatre has had five names in its 100 year history, originally known as; The Fairyland, then for many years, The Lee Theater (at least by 1939), and for short periods (late70’s,early 80’s, sometimes closed), The Family Theater, The Oak Theater and finally (1996) the Vickers Theatre. The theater now seats 126.
Thanks for your website, BillLindblom, Managing Partner, Vickers Theatre

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