Chilton Cinema

26 North Madison Street,
Chilton, WI 53014

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Chilton Cinema

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The Chilton Cinema originally seated 495 and dates from the 1920’s. It now has a reduced seating capacity and serves hot pizza and sandwiches while you view a movie. There are matinees on the weekend.

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LouisRugani
LouisRugani on July 22, 2010 at 3:50 pm

(Appleton Post-Crescent, May 9, 1931)
NEW THEATRE WILL OPEN AT CHILTON
Manager Announces Establishment Will Be Called “The Chilton"
Special to Post-Crescent
Chilton — John Steenport has announced that his new theatre, which is almost completed, will be called “The Chilton” and will be formally opened some time within the next two weeks.

LouisRugani
LouisRugani on July 22, 2010 at 4:02 pm

Appleton Post-Crescent, Thursday, December 3, 1931)
APPLETON MEN LEASE NEW CHILTON THEATRE
Joseph Engel, former assistant manager of the Fox theatre here, and Raymond Arnold of this city have leased the new Chilton theatre. They will conduct their initial opening at 6:30 Saturday evening. Mr. Arnold has been employed at the Fox theatre here for some time. Marshal Tooley, Fox theatre organist, has been named assistant manager to succeed Mr. Engel. Mr. Engel came to Appleton Nov. 1, 1929, from Oshkosh where he was employed at the Midwesco theatre. On July 27, 1930, he was named assistant manager of the new Fox theatre here. Eaton Sizer is manager.

LouisRugani
LouisRugani on July 22, 2010 at 4:09 pm

(Appleton Post-Crescent, Friday, May 22, 1931)
The new Chilton theatre held its formal opening on Wednesday evening, an address of welcome being given by Dr. J. N. Higgins, mayor of the city. The picture shown was “A Connecticut Yankee.” Over 400 people were present.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on July 22, 2010 at 5:39 pm

Nice photo of the Chilton Cinema.

Trolleyguy
Trolleyguy on September 21, 2014 at 11:39 am

This theater now has digital projection according to its website.

dallasmovietheaters
dallasmovietheaters on March 11, 2016 at 1:37 pm

Chilton didn’t have the best of luck with theaters prior to this theater. The Liberty Theatre (formerly the Royal Theatre) burned to the ground in 1924. The Auditorium Theatre took over as the town’s primary movie house and — just after installing sound projection — burned in a tragic fire in 1930. The Chilton was constructed in a much more fireproof manner launching May 20, 1931 and continuing into the 21st Century.

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