University Square 4

750 W. Johnson Street,
Madison, WI 53706

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This four-plex was located in a small open-air mall on the edge of the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. It opened in the mid-1970s as part of a redevelopment project. It closed and was torn down for the same reasons, leaving the campus and downtown Madison area with no first-run movie theaters.

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MiltonSmith on August 20, 2007 at 3:22 pm

Very sad day when I heard this theater was going away. It was a great place to catch a movie downtown without having to go out to either the far west side or far east side to catch a first-run movie. However, isn’t the Orpheum on State St. still doing first-run movies? The college campus needs a movie theater like this again, more entertainment options for the college students that don’t involve going to bars!

unknownnews on June 1, 2008 at 8:56 am

Yes, the Orpheum is still showing first-run movies on State Street. :) But unlike the late, lamented University Square, they won’t cook you a cheeseburger and provide a table at your seat in the auditorium …

rivest266 on September 5, 2010 at 9:32 am

May 23rd, 1975 grand opening ad is at View link

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