Galewood Theatre

1051 Burton Street SW,
Wyoming, MI 49509

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Galewood Theater

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The Galewood Theatre opened in 1930, the seating was listed at 560. This theatre was independently owned and booked by Independent Theatre Exhibitor Services.

The Galewood Theatre closed in 1950 and became a roller rink. It was destroyed by a fire in the mid-1960’s. Any further information on the Galewood Theatre would be appreciated.

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ltcdavid on February 23, 2013 at 5:08 pm

The description is inaccurate. The building burned down in the mid-60’s after time spent as a roller-rink and a couple other odd businesses. Nothing was ever built on the vacant site. The Galewood Bar next door expanded and bought the site for parking. Currently, the old theater site is the front entrance and parking lot for a new Dollar General store.

tmaas on April 17, 2015 at 7:21 am

The location of this theater is currently in the city of Wyoming, not Grand Rapids. Granted, Wyoming didn’t become a city until 1959, but this theater was never inside the GR city limits.

JAlex on April 17, 2015 at 11:23 am

If the theatre “closed in 1950” will someone explain the photo with “CinemaScope” on the marquee. This wide screen process was first used in 1953.

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