Campus Theater

407 E. Grand River Avenue,
East Lansing, MI 48823

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Campus Theater

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The Lucon Theater was opened prior to 1914 when it was listed with 1,500 seats. Newly constructed as the Lucon Theater it reopened December 10, 1950. It was renamed Campus Theatre when the Butterfield Theaters chain acquired it on July 13, 1962. It was on Grand River Avenue directly across from the Michigan State University campus.

The rather plain auditorium was later twinned. After being acquired by the Kerasotes chain, it closed in 1987, the victim of the ever-expanding number of mall cimemas in the greater Lansing area and the large number of movie options available to MSU students and staff at many on-campus locations.

The lobby area became a part of the adjacent bookstore; the auditorium was demolished during the construction of a parking ramp behind the block of stores in which the theater was located.

Contributed by Christopher Walczak

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rivest266
rivest266 on September 6, 2016 at 4:06 pm

This opened on December 10th, 1950 as Lucon. Its grand opening ad can be found in the photo section.

rivest266
rivest266 on September 9, 2016 at 3:42 pm

July 13th, 1962 grand opening ad and article as Campus also in the above section.

rivest266
rivest266 on September 11, 2016 at 10:53 am

September 5th, 1980 grand opening ad as a twin also in the photo section.

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