Willmar Theater

312 W. 4th Street,
Willmar, MN 56201

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Previous Names: New Willmar Theater

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Willmar Theater

Opened in 1937 as the 1,000 seat New Willmar Theater. Still open in 1950, the Willmar Theater was located in the downtown area between a Woolworth store and a hotel. The outside ticket booth along with the entrance was sheltered by an overhang that had a marquee on each end. "Willmar" was spelled out on a large verticle sign that was taller than the theater building.

Contributed by Billy Holcomb / Don Lewis / Billy Smith

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Don Lewis
Don Lewis on October 12, 2009 at 9:14 pm

From the mid 1950s, a photo postcard view of the Willmar Theater and downtown Willmar.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on January 24, 2011 at 2:55 pm

It was a Associated Amusement Company, with Oscar Woempner and William Frank owners.This in 1956.

Chris1982 on July 2, 2014 at 1:21 am

The New Willmar Theatre opened in 1937. Seating was listed at 1,000.

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