Civic Theatre

30 North Division Street,
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 20, 2010 at 2:26 pm

It was apparently 1915 when the Majestic first made the change from live theater to movies, rather than in the 1930s as some Internet and print sources say. The trade journal The Moving Picture World reported in its issue of August 21, 1915, that the Majestic Theatre in Grand Rapids would open on August 29 with feature pictures. Bert St. Johns, formerly manager of the Toyland Theatre in San Francisco, was to arrive August 22 to assume management of the house. The organist was named Ferdinand Warner.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on April 4, 2009 at 8:08 pm

This is an interior photo.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on August 29, 2007 at 9:41 pm

Unless there was another Majestic Theater in Grand Rapids, a Hillgreen-Lane theater organ opus 411 size 2/14 was installed in this Majestic Theater in 1915 at a cost of $3,635.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on May 10, 2007 at 11:52 pm

This is a recent night view of the Civic Theater.

Patsy
Patsy on January 4, 2007 at 12:56 am

After viewing President Gerald R. Ford’s State Funeral and the funeral in his hometown I decided to see what theatres were and still are in Grand Rapids. This one and the Wealthy Theatre are very nice.