Rosa Theater

218 S. Main Street,
Waupaca, WI 54981

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Rosa Theatre, Waupaca, WI

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edwilke
edwilke on April 25, 2007 at 10:14 pm

The Rosa Theater was built by John P. Adler owner of Adler Theater Company of Marshfield Wisconsin. The theater was named after his wife Rosamond.

Construction started in 1946 but was stopped because of legal restrictions and there was an error in the boundary lines.

The Grand Opening of the Rosa Theater was on July 31, 1948. (I have one of the souvenir programs given out at the Grand Opening of the Rosa Theater.)

It was originally a single screen with a seating capacity of 554.

edwilke
edwilke on December 7, 2007 at 8:09 pm

My photos of the Rosa Theater can be seen at:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/edwilke/

wimovies
wimovies on April 20, 2008 at 11:05 pm

This is one of the theatres that was owned by Otto Setelle. I’m pretty sure I spelled his last name wrong. I met him in the late 90’s and he died a short time after that. Paul Rogers bought that theatre, which was a twin and added additional screens, and did some remodeling. At the time I met Otto he was a true showman. He had pictures of himself and movie stars located in the theatre. I think he was even wearing a tuxedo when I met him. I haven’t been in the theatre since Rogers bought it, but when Otto had it I thought it was a great old theatre. The marquee is particularly amazing at night.

jdalles
jdalles on July 2, 2009 at 8:04 pm

Former Owner: Otto Settele

SETTELE, OTTO DEATH MARSHFIELD NEWS HERALD JAN 13, 1997 p.7A col.4
Notes: age 83/of merrill/died-st joseph’s hosp-city

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