Times Cinema

5906 W. Vliet Street,
Milwaukee, WI 53208

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Times Cinema, Milwaukee, WI

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The Times Cinema opened June 17, 1935. Specializing in repertory films, it may close if attendance does not increase substantially in the near future.

The independent theater was bought by Levin in 1993 from the Marcus Corporation and has remained a single screen cinema.

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JimRankin
JimRankin on June 25, 2004 at 11:36 am

This place should be relabeled as the TIMES CINEMA/TANS-LUX THEATER so that it appears in the Tranx-Lux list, even though there are no more true Trans-Lux rear projection cinemas in existance. It was once a true Trans-Lux franchise as the excellent history by Cory Jacbson makes clear. More information is on the HISTORY page of the TIMES CINEMA at: www.TimesCinema.com

rivest266
rivest266 on October 16, 2010 at 9:48 am

This opened on June 17th, 1935
They did not have much money for a large ad at the time.
first directory ad is at View link

vclamp
vclamp on February 21, 2012 at 8:26 pm

A sad day indeed. “Times and Rosebud theaters to permanently close” article links: http://www.avclub.com/milwaukee/articles/times-and-rosebud-theaters-to-permanently-close-th,69667/ http://www.jsonline.com/news/milwaukee/owner-says-rosebud-times-theaters-to-close-1149dpb-139828233.html http://www.bizjournals.com/milwaukee/news/2012/02/21/time-and-rosebud-cinemas-to-close.html

The land was purchased in 2007 at the height of the ‘real’ estate bubble, and now there is now way the bank will help them recover. I have been to both many times. :(

rivest266
rivest266 on February 22, 2012 at 1:32 am

June 12th, 1935 grand opening ad has been posted here.

LouRugani
LouRugani on February 22, 2012 at 1:52 pm

Former owner Jay Hollis has been hired to manage and keep the TIMES and ROSEBUD open while a search convenes for a new owner. AnchorBank of Madison had foreclosed on the mortgages, but the bank said today that the theaters will remain open. Hollis, a former painting contractor, created the Rosebud in 1999 after redoing the former Tosa Theater, and sold it in 2007. After owner David Glazer said the two theaters would close during the first week of March 2012, AnchorBank spokesman Timothy Carter said Hollis was hired by Siegel-Gallagher, the court-appointed receiver of the properties, to begin operating the theaters beginning March 1 throughout receivership while a new owner is found. Byron Butler, the senior vice president of marketing at AnchorBank, called Hollis “the original visionary” and said it was appropriate to continue operation with him.

Trolleyguy
Trolleyguy on February 23, 2012 at 1:24 pm

The other theater in this group, the Towne in Watertown, WI, has been dropped from the website and the phone has been disconnected.

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on April 10, 2012 at 11:15 am

This theater and the Rosebud have been closed; reopening depends on a successful resolution of their financial problems. View link

LouRugani
LouRugani on December 26, 2012 at 1:46 pm

The Times reopens on Friday, December 28, 2012 at 6 PM with a floodlight and a red-carpet runner after being dark since March when its lender began foreclosure proceedings. New owner Lee Barczak bought the Times at auction in May, and on Sunday, December 23 he announced details of the Times' reopening ceremonies, which will feature “Django Unchained” at 7:30 PM.

Trolleyguy
Trolleyguy on August 23, 2014 at 3:58 am

Current website: http://www.timescinema.com/

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