Badger Theatre

421 Main Street,
Racine, WI 53403

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BIJOU (STATE, BADGER) Theatre; Racine, Wisconsin.

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This was the 2nd Bijou Theatre to operate in Racine, WI. It was opened prior to 1913. The entrance to it was 20ft of frontage onto Main Street, with the main portion of the theatre to the rear adjacent to Lake Avenue. Located just north of the Merchants Hotel that became the location for the Arcades Building. On April 23, 1926 it was renamed State Theatre. On March 26 1941 it was renamed Badger Theatre.

Contributed by Lou Rugani

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rivest266
rivest266 on November 14, 2017 at 4:24 pm

This reopened as the State theatre. Grand opening ad in the photo section and below.

Found on Newspapers.com

rivest266
rivest266 on November 14, 2017 at 4:25 pm

Opened as State on April 23rd, 1926

rivest266
rivest266 on November 14, 2017 at 4:32 pm

and reopened as Badger on March 26th, 1941. Grand opening ad in the photo section.

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