310 N. 4th Street,
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Previously operated by: Marcus Theatres
Previous Names: Hollywood Theatre, Wausau Theatre, Rogers Cinema I & II, Wausau 5 Cinema
The early-20th century Bluhm Building was originally used for retail, then, in the mid-1920’s, a funeral home opened in the building, which lasted until the late-1930’s.
On August 19, 1942, the 670-seat Hollywood Theatre was opened on the ground floor of the stucture. On August 31, 1960 following a refurbishment it reopened as the Wausau Theatre. In 1978 Rogers Cinemas took over and on February 23, 1979 it was renamed Rogers Cinema and on March 9, 1979 it was renamed Rogers Cinema I & II following twinning. They later increased the theatre to five screens. It was last operated by Marcus Cinemas under the name of the Rogers Cinema, but was closed February 28, 2002.
Former employees of the Rogers claim the theatre is haunted by a spirit which they’ve nicknamed “Bob”, who has been known to flip lights on and off, rock the seats in the auditoriums violently, and turn off projectors during movie showings.
Recent plans to convert the theater into a cyber cafe were abandoned. It became a nightclub named Fillmore and by 2018 it is a church.
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