Middleton Theatre

2111 Parmentor Street,
Middleton, WI 53562

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The Middleton Theatre was opened in November 1946.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Trolleyguy on June 16, 2010 at 11:13 am

Status should be changed to Closed/Demolished.

This theater was located at 2111 Parmenter Street, Middleton WI. That site now has an apartment building located on it. According to a local historian, the theater closed sometime in the mid-80’s. It served as a 99 cent discount house at the end. She remembers it as being hot in the summer and cold in the winter, due to its metal construction.

After closing, the building was donated to a local church, whose members disassembled it and moved it away. Some of the seats went to the American Players Theater in Spring Green, WI.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on June 17, 2010 at 12:53 am

The Middleton Theatre was a quonset structure designed by architect Myles Belongia, of the firm Peacock & Belongia. The firm designed the prototypes for the quonset theaters erected during the postwar period by Poblocki & Sons, a Milwaukee signage company that branched out into theater construction.

An article about the Middleton, with photos theater during and after construction, appeared in Boxoffice of March 29, 1947. Boxoffice of November 9, 1946, said that the Middleton Theatre had opened the previous Wednesday. It was first operated by a regional circuit, M&E Theatres.

transhuman on September 12, 2011 at 6:21 pm

I thought I would update the link to the article: http://www.boxofficemagazine.com/the_vault/issue_page?issue_id=1947-3-29&page_no=164

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