Cinema III (I)

220 Bridge Street,
Charlevoix, MI 49720

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Long a fixture on Bridge Street, the main artery through the picturesque town of Charlevoix, the Cinema III originally opened as the Palace Theater. It was designed in a mock-Tudor style, painted in shades of blue in its later years, and had a small balcony.

For many years, it ran films only in the summer months, as Charlevoix, in the first part of the twentieth century, was a summer resort town. Around 1959, new owners changed the name to the Cinema III (which was strange, since it remained a single screen theater until its closing), and it became a year-round theater.

It closed around 2002 when its owner built a new Cinema III (with three screens) on nearby Antrim Street. The former theater became a clothing store.

Contributed by Christopher Walczak

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CSWalczak on December 9, 2012 at 6:42 pm

This website shows the original Cinema III and a picture of the building after it was refaced and converted to a clothing store. The third picture and accompanying article relate to the second Cinema III on Antrim Street which has its own page here on CT

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