Palace Theater

141 Third Avenue South,
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494

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The Palace opened around 1914 and was originally used for live theater. Mrs. Henrietta Eckardt bought the theater in 1923 and operated it until she sold it in 1956. She also owned the Wisconsin on Grand Avenue, which she sold at the same time as the Palace.

Contributed by Ken McIntyre

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on April 12, 2007 at 4:59 pm

A 1921 Wisconsin Rapids City Directory gives the address as 114 3rd Avenue South.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on April 13, 2007 at 2:56 pm

This is a 1921 Sterling Directory. You can do a search for the Palace Theater address which should be on page 12.

kencmcintyre on April 13, 2007 at 3:08 pm

It looks like 114 according to the directory. Sloppy reporting by the newspaper.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 22, 2007 at 6:45 pm

A Barton theater organ was installed in the Palace Theater in 1927. Note: Built by Wangerin opus 518; cost $3,500.

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