Campus Theater

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

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Constructed as the Lucon Theater around 1950, the theater became the Campus when the Butterfield chain acquired it in the early 1960’s. 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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