Galewood Theatre

1051 Burton Street SW,
Wyoming, MI 49509

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McCarthyD
McCarthyD on June 19, 2015 at 11:44 am

The theater didn’t close in 1950. I grew up less than a block from it. The last title I can recall seeing there was The Beast From Hollow Mountain, which shows it was released in 1956. Given my vivid recollections of this movie and my age at the time, 8 yrs. old, I continued seeing movies there until I was at least 10 or 11 when they turned it into the skating rink. The theater and later skating rink was owned by the Fischer family. Both as a theater and later as a skating rink, the Fischer’s pretty much knew everyone in the neighborhood by name, though they didn’t live there.

JAlex
JAlex on April 17, 2015 at 8:23 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.

tmaas
tmaas on April 17, 2015 at 4:21 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.

ltcdavid
ltcdavid on February 23, 2013 at 2:08 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.