Time Community Theater

445 N. Main Street,
Oshkosh, WI 54901

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on January 22, 2017 at 12:55 pm

The Time Community Theatre’s web site has been reconfigured and our link is dead. This URL works.

The web site appears to be infrequently updated, and lists no events. People looking for event scheduling would do better to check the theater’s Facebook page.

rivest266 on January 22, 2017 at 10:39 am

December 19th, 1980 grand opening ad as a twin also in the photo section.

rivest266 on January 22, 2017 at 6:22 am

August 3rd, 1911 (as Rex) and June 30th, 1939 grand opening ads can be found in the photo section.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 7, 2012 at 8:07 pm

The Time Theatre was in part-time operation earlier this year, with events on Fridays and Saturdays, including some movies. The last event was held on October 20, and the Calender of Events on the theater’s web site currently shows only board meetings scheduled, but perhaps there will be more events next year.

The web site’s photo gallery has an album of historical photos, including several showing the Rex Theatre. There is also an album showing the renovation work, and three albums with photos from live events that have since been presented in the theater.

LouisRugani on September 20, 2010 at 1:05 pm

It’s original name was the SUPERBA Theatre and was still under that name until at least mid-June of 1911, according to local newspapersm and probably a bit later as well.

rivest266 on September 19, 2010 at 1:59 pm

August 3rd, 1911 ad (as Rex) at View link

LouisRugani on March 3, 2010 at 3:20 pm

Smoke damage was reported at the TIME on March 3, 1958, originating from a major electrical fire at adjacent stores. Six of Oshkosh’s seven fire companies were needed to save the theatre.

TLSLOEWS on December 31, 2009 at 3:09 pm

I like the Name.TIME.

wimovies on April 1, 2008 at 2:58 pm

This theatre operated as a 2nd run theatre in its final years. It was closed by the Marcus Corp in Oct, 1991. A local childrens theatre used the building for a few years, it has sat vacant for a long time. It lacks anything art deco, basically just a big box. The 2nd screen was located upstairs in the former balcony. As previously stated above, a group is looking to convert this space into a live show house.

edwilke on October 9, 2007 at 5:36 pm

Here is a link to the Oshkosh Northwestern, with a photo of an event at the Time Theater on October 6, 20007.

View link

edwilke on October 6, 2007 at 10:25 am

The Time Theater was originally the Rex Theater.

The Rex opened in 1911 and closed in June 1939.

The Time Theater opened in July 1939. The front of the building was redone, air conditioning was installed, and new sound equipment was installed. The theater was owned by the General Theater Company of Oshkosh, an affiliate with Marcus-Virnoff Company. The first movie at the Time was Stagecoach.

edwilke on September 22, 2007 at 5:36 pm

The Time Cinema was originally a sign screen, it is presently a twin screen.

Marcus Theaters was the last chain to use the building.

There is a group forming to restore the Times. This is there web site.


Photos of the Time Cinema can be seen at.


Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on September 10, 2007 at 6:32 pm

I’m pretty sure I saw The Blue Lagoon at the Time, so that would have been about 1980.

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