Frederic Theatre

127 Oak Street West,
Frederic, WI 54837

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DonLewis
DonLewis on June 29, 2010 at 7:00 pm

From the late 1960s a photo view of the Frederic Theatre in Frederic.

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on June 27, 2010 at 2:31 am

I wonder if Boxoffice didn’t get things a little mixed up? Milltown is the town two towns south of Frederic and I know it did have a theater. Seems sorta odd for Frederic to name a theater Milltown?

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on June 27, 2010 at 2:13 am

Boxoffice of October 2, 1937, reported that the new Frederic Theatre had recently opened. It replaced a theater of the same name that had been destroyed by fire in March. The operator of the Frederic, Ralph “Clint” Norine, continued to operate the theater into the 1970s. His death was reported in Boxoffice of February 19, 1979. The death notice didn’t say that the theater had closed. It had still been open when mentioned in Boxoffice of April 17, 1972. It isn’t mentioned after 1979.

A second theater at Frederic, the Milltown, was opened in 1947, but soon closed. Boxoffice of October 16, 1954, reported that the Milltown Theatre building had been sold and would be converted to other uses. The theater had been dismantled some time before, according to a Boxoffice item of September 11, 1954.