Vassar Theatre

140 E. Huron Avenue,
Vassar, MI 48768

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Vassar Theatre, Vassar, MI - exterior

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This theater by the architectural firm of Bennett & Straight opened on December 26, 1937 with “Stella Dallas” starring Barbara Stanwyck. It underwent extensive renovation/restoration by it’s owner, Tim O'Brien.

Reopened in November 2005 and is used primarily for movies. The seating capacity was originally for 512 and is now 371. It was closed in March 2014 upon the death of the owner.

Contributed by Nicholas Suchyta

Recent comments (view all 11 comments)

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on January 9, 2008 at 6:01 am

This is something to be proud of!

CINEPROF
CINEPROF on May 3, 2008 at 9:03 am

What is the asking price on this movie theater?

CINEPROF
CINEPROF on May 3, 2008 at 9:04 am

please let me know an asking price?

SchineHistorian
SchineHistorian on March 26, 2011 at 2:49 pm

Theatre Historical Society will be visiting this theater during our 2011 Conclave – “The Michigan Roads Less Traveled” June 21-25. See the website for details www.historictheatres.org

Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on May 11, 2013 at 2:59 pm

Seeking funds for digital conversion: kickstarter

videonitekatt
videonitekatt on May 22, 2013 at 7:05 am

How the heck did the theater lose over 140 seats?

DavidZornig
DavidZornig on March 21, 2014 at 1:49 pm

Sadly Vassar Theatre owner Tim O'Brien has just passed away. His funeral is to be held in the theatre.

http://www.mlive.com/news/saginaw/index.ssf/2014/03/vassar_theatre_owner_tim_obrie.html

steelbeard1
steelbeard1 on August 26, 2014 at 10:20 pm

The late owner’s sister has put the closed theater up for sale. The asking price is $179,000. http://www.loopnet.com/Listing/18855564/140-E-Huron-Vassar-MI/#

cmastersin
cmastersin on September 2, 2014 at 11:12 pm

179,000 sounds dirt cheap for this beautiful theater especially in light of it’s recent digital conversion!

Mikeoaklandpark
Mikeoaklandpark on September 3, 2014 at 8:19 pm

There must be a catch. That must be just for the business. I wonder how much the rent is?

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