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
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. http://content.mpl.org/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/HstoricPho&CISOPTR=4880&CISOBOX=1&REC=1 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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