Murray Theatre

2342 N. Murray Avenue,
Milwaukee, WI 53211

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Opened as the East Theatre in 1911 and later renamed the Murray Theatre. Seating was given at 540. The architects for the East/Murray Theatre was Schutz & Seeler. Jim Rankin didn’t list in his notes who owned/operated the theatre.

The Murray Theatre closed in 1952 and is now a UA Bank Drive-Up facility. Any further information on the Myrray/East Theatre would be appreciated.

Contributed by Chuck

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mjholmes on January 1, 2013 at 2:33 pm

The attached link to the Milwaukee Public Library Historic Photo Archive shows the corner of Murray and Thomas in the early 1950’s. Does anyone know if the building shown is the Murray Theater? An A&P is to the south and then the bank, now US Bank.

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on August 25, 2013 at 4:58 am

A Golden Voiced Barton Theater Pipe Organ, 2/, manual/, keyboards/, was shipped from the Barton organ factory in Oshkosh, Wisconsin to the Murray Theatre in 1925. anyone know how many /ranks, /sets of pipes it had or what happened to the organ?

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