Bell Theatre

1402 W. North Street,
Milwaukee, WI 53206

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Bell/Roosevelt/Lyceum/Iris Theatre, Milwaukee, WI

Opened as the Lyceum Theatre in 1911 by Atlas Theatres according to Jim Rankin’s notes. The architect was Jacob Jacobi. The theatre went through various names ie: Lyceum Theatre, Iris Theatre and by the early-1940’s the Roosevelt Theatre when it was operated by the Adler Theater Co. and had a 750 seating capacity. It was last known as the Bell Theatre. Seating was listed at 320.

The theatre closed in 1965 and was converted to warehouse/storage facility. By 2011, it was in use as an electronics store. Any further information would be appreciated.

Contributed by Chuck

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LouisRugani
LouisRugani on April 12, 2011 at 5:29 pm

There’s a photo of the ROOSEVELT Theatre in the Wisconsin Theatres discussion group: www.onelist.com/group/WisconsinTheatres .

Bruce C.
Bruce C. on January 7, 2012 at 8:48 pm

This building is currently an electronics store (the entrance is on the left side of the building).

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