Boyne Theater

216 South Lake Street,
Boyne City, MI 49712

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My parents owned this theater in the late-1960’s for a decade. I have such wonderful memories of the colors and smells of the theater. My sister and I had special seats in the beautiful balcony.

I know the theater ran in the early days of cinema, and we inherited many fabulous antique movie posters from it.

Original marquee remains there, still. Some rebuilding has taken place in the box office.

Contributed by Lisandrea Wentland

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Adrea on January 26, 2004 at 7:42 am

Ms. Wentland, I’m interested in possibly doing a documentary on the theater in Boyne and I was hoping to get in contact with you about this. If anyone else has info on the theater, feel free to contact me as well. Thanks!

Adrea Korthase

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 12, 2006 at 10:05 am

It appears that this is no longer a movie theater. Here is a recent 2006 photo of the former Boyne Theater.

Britarchivist on February 6, 2007 at 12:28 pm

Is this the theatre that was owned by Harry Burkhart quite a while ago?

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on March 2, 2007 at 7:57 am

Here is another photo of the former Boyne Theater.

DonFoshey on June 19, 2008 at 11:36 am

I was just in Boyne City the other day (a really nice little city) and was glad to see this theatre still there (albeit altered internally). It appears that the balcony level and the upper portion of the building now have some sort of night/supper club and another club (or another level of the same club) occupies the theatre proper. I hope they retained (or at least covered over) whatever decoration existed prior, but it is a pleasure to see that they didn’t level the building like so many others have.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on April 9, 2009 at 8:27 pm

This is another photo of the Boyne Theater.

sharyn on January 25, 2011 at 10:17 pm

I know you and your sister!!!
Also know your special balcony seats! Your Mother was a friend of mine! Frequently, I would visit her in the box office while she worked! Somewhere, I do have photos of you and your sister waiting for Santa at the Boyne Depot with my sons,Shayne and Lon. Also, have a photo of you sitting on my horse – at your house! 50 yrs ago, I sold popcorn at your theater when Boyd Heaton owned it. He never knew how young I was and I never told him, since I needed to earn spending money! Popcorn was 10cents a bag! Long time ago! Old days!

Toriigate on August 21, 2013 at 5:15 pm

The Boyne Theater has been recently acquired by Boyne City Main Street, a downtown development group, and is currently undergoing renovations.

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