Lakeshore Cinema Cafe

1118 Washington Street,
Manitowoc, WI 54220

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Lakeshore Cinema Cafe

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The Mikadow Theatre was built in 1919 and originally had a seating capacity of 800. It was equipped with a 3Manual Moller theatre pipe organ. The theatre burnt down in 1956.

It was rebuilt to the plans of architect Sylvester Schmidt, with a seating capacity for 640, reopening in January 1957.

In 2002, Get Reel Inc. purchased this former theatre back from the church that was operating it. Tables adjoin theatre seats, so you can enjoy homemade pizza, sandwiches and appetizers, which can be ordered and will be brought to you while you enjoy the movie.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

Recent comments (view all 12 comments)

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on November 6, 2007 at 5:00 pm

The Lakeshore Cinema Cafe is operated by Get Reel Cinemas. This building was a theater, a church, and now a theater again. More nformation.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on June 23, 2009 at 12:10 pm

The aka name should be Mikadow with a “w”. Here are two photos:

1983 Photo

1986 Photo

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 28, 2009 at 7:10 pm

Here is a recent photo.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 5, 2009 at 2:41 am

A multi-page article about the Mikadow Theatre in Boxoffice, June 8, 1957, said that the theater had reopened in an entirely new building on January 19 that year after the original house, built on the same site in 1916, had burned to the ground in 1956. The rebuilt theater, designed by local architect Sylvester Schmidt, had 640 seats. The article has photos of both the interior and exterior of the new theater.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 23, 2010 at 1:40 pm

Beginning in 1926, the original Mikdadow Theatre Building also held the studios of one of Wisconsin’s early radio stations, WOMT, as told on this web page. The owner of the both the theater and the radio station was Francis Kadow.

Tinseltoes on July 14, 2012 at 8:54 am

Renewed link to multi-page 1957 trade article: boxoffice

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