Majestic Theater

420 Broad Street,
Beloit, WI 53512

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vikimouse
vikimouse on May 2, 2012 at 11:55 am

I put up two photos of the Majestic during the 70’s and about 1935. I’m so happy to have found good pictures of my old haunt :)

fivecents
fivecents on August 10, 2011 at 7:03 am

To “lostmemory” yes in that photo they are in the process of tearing down the theater. It is now a parking lot.

edwilke
edwilke on March 22, 2011 at 5:27 pm

I put up a photo of the Majestic from June or July 1951 on my flickr account. Dating photo from the movie that was playing, they were doing something outside for the moive Excuse my Dust. I’ll look up more info on the event later.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/edwilke/

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on February 12, 2010 at 2:32 am

The Majestic underwent a $60,000 remodeling project in 1959-1960. Boxoffice of January 4, 1960, reported that the house had recently reopened following completion of the first phase of the project, a complete re-seating and renovation of the auditorium, and the modernization of the inner lobby. The modernization of the outer lobby, boxoffice, and front was to follow.

The completion of an earlier remodeling, costing $40,000, was reported in Boxoffice of January 8, 1938.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on October 11, 2009 at 11:51 am

Could this be the theatre mentioned in the CBS TV SHOW the POPCORN KID? I am Looking for the MAJESTIC theatre from the short lived TV series. I know i will find it. Did you ever see this series THE POPCORN KID? Sadly, it was only on for about a month before it was taken off,I think MTM tv did the one that did WKRP. OH well, I will keep looking.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 5, 2009 at 11:09 pm

The May 6, 1944, issue of Boxoffice mentions a T.M. Ellis, operator of the Majestic, State, and Rex theaters at Beloit. It says that he began his career as an exhibitor with the Majestic in October, 1919.

nonsportsnut
nonsportsnut on October 5, 2009 at 7:48 pm

Trying to confirm a personal appearance at the Majestic in Beloit in the Summer of 1948 by the Three Stooges, Moe, Larry and Shemp.
Frank Reighter

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on May 1, 2009 at 5:55 pm

Here is a 1979 photo. Unless they were poking holes in the building for fresh air, I’d say that this one was demolished.