Broadway Theatre

216 E. Broadway,
Mount Pleasant, MI 48858

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on September 28, 2012 at 3:19 pm

There was a house called the Vaudette in Mt. Pleasant as early as 1908, when it was mentioned in the November 14 and 28 issues of The Billboard, but as spinninglens said earlier it apparently wasn’t this house.

In 1908, the Vaudette was presenting vaudeville, but it is mentioned in several issues of The Michigan Film Review in 1917, when it was running movies.

spinninglens
spinninglens on June 22, 2011 at 7:12 am

The Vaudette Theatre was in another location; just east of the 200 E. Broadway Isabella Bank Building. Seats, curtains and switches were moved to the Broadway when it was built; with a grand opening in December, 1920. Steve Swart

GeorgeStrum
GeorgeStrum on June 21, 2011 at 6:42 am

Please tell us about the ghosts. Is this place really haunted?

larry
larry on June 22, 2009 at 11:23 am

Nice to see an old theater that has survived the wrecker’s ball or is in sad shape.

This website is filled with “what used to be”

Very sad.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on June 1, 2009 at 7:23 pm

Here are two more 1987 photos:

Photo1

Photo2

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on May 9, 2009 at 11:54 am

The first photo is 1985 and not 1965.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on May 9, 2009 at 11:52 am

The above comment was not posted by me.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on May 9, 2009 at 11:52 am

This is a 1961 photo. The marquee of the adjacent Carman Theater is on the right. The building is still being used as a skating rink.
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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on January 9, 2009 at 2:22 pm

This is a December 2008 photo.

spinninglens
spinninglens on November 18, 2008 at 8:59 pm

It may be an urban legend that the Broadway was the Vaudette, although it did share some of the same owners. Mr. Carnahan (also known as Tip) was spelled with two “n"s. The Broadway is roughly twice the size of the previous theatre, whatever it was actually called. There was a smaller theatre there which predated the Vaudette. It’s name has so far not been proven definitively, but I’d love to see print evidence of this.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 1, 2008 at 11:17 am

Another photo can be seen here.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on August 4, 2008 at 11:15 am

Here is a working link for this theaters website.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on October 13, 2006 at 5:01 am

This is another recent photo of the Broadway Theater.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 10, 2006 at 3:05 pm

Here is a recent photo of the Broadway Theater.