Lode Theater

510 Shelden Avenue,
Houghton, MI 49931

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Lode...Houghton Michigan

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The Lode Theater, on Shelden Avenue in downtown Houghton, was one of two movie houses operated by the UP Theaters mini-chain. The other was the Pic Theater located in Hancock, MI. In 2008 they were operated by Rogers Cinema chain. The Lode Theater, originally opened around 1940 as a single-auditorium theater, today has three screens.

The Lode Theatre underwent a remodeling in 2006, including new rocking chair seating, updated sound system and a new snack bar. It was closed in December 2010.

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Contributed by Bryan Krefft

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kencmcintyre on May 19, 2007 at 1:04 pm

Here is another photo from a few years ago:

rivest266 on December 27, 2010 at 7:09 am

Showtimes for this cinema has disappeared from the Rogers website and other showtimes website.

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on September 26, 2012 at 5:00 am

From the early 1960s a photo postcard of the Lode Theater in Houghton.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on November 1, 2015 at 6:03 pm

A collection of drawings and blueprints assembled by Herman Gundlach, Inc., the construction firm for the Lode Theatre, dates the project’s design to 1939. The house might not have opened until 1940, though.

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