Goetz Theatre

1704 11th Street,
Monroe, WI 53566

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LouisRugani
LouisRugani on October 27, 2010 at 3:46 pm

(September 22, 1956)
Goetz Theater Opens Week of Celebration Of 25th Anniversary
Hundreds of area citizens turned out last night to see a top-rated motion picture and observe the 25th anniversary of the Goetz theater in Monroe.
Theater-goers last night saw the film “High Society” and were given free tickets to a coming attraction by the management.
The anniversary film will be shown for seven days.
The Goetz theater represents culmination of a dream of Chester Goetz and his brother, Leon. Chester Goetz bought out interests of his brother May 10, 1939, and the partnership then included the late Mrs. Chester Goetz and their two sons, Robert and Nathan.
The theater opened officially Sept. 2, 1931, and the Chalet theater was added for theatergoers in February of 1939. The latest addition, the Sky-Vu drivein theater on Highway 69 south was constructed in 1952.
The Goetz theater originally represented an estimated investment of $125,000 and was of Spanish design. The complete business block owned by the Goetz interests and comprising two store spaces and offices on the floor above was valued at $150,000 in 1931 after its completion.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on October 18, 2010 at 3:12 pm

See Clint is playing there.

Trolleyguy
Trolleyguy on October 18, 2010 at 3:08 pm

The Goetz website has a wealth of information and pictures. View link

Compare this picture taken yesterday to the one taken in 1981. The two corner stores are gone, the theater expanded into them.

http://tinyurl.com/328vdxx

From across the street: http://tinyurl.com/3xyhmth

Box office:

http://tinyurl.com/24ursge

They still sell tickets from this outside box office. A little sign says “Only cash or checks.” Guess they don’t want to pay transaction fees for credit cards.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on February 7, 2010 at 8:17 am

The installation of the “Swiss” marquee at the Goetz Theatre was the subject of an item in Boxoffice of September 13, 1965. The item said that the marquee being replaced had been on the theater since its opening in 1931.