Rogers Cinema

310 N. Fourth Street,
Wausau, WI 54403

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Rogers Cinema (Fillmor), Wausau, WI

Viewing: Photo | Street View

This early 20th century 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.

In 1945, the 670-seat Hollywood Theatre was built on the ground floor of the stucture, which was later renamed the Wausau Theatre. Over the years, the theater was increased to five screens. It was last operated under the name of the Rogers Cinema, but has been closed for a couple of years now.

Former employees of the Rogers claim the theater 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 have since been abandoned.

Contributed by Bryan

Recent comments (view all 5 comments)

Dave1954
Dave1954 on July 4, 2005 at 6:44 pm

Hey!
Read an article in the Wassau WI paper this 2005 4th of July weekend that they are going to restore/renovate the Rogers Cinema for a live venue, even to have the readers buy a seat and have their name on it. Hope they make it!

filmmack
filmmack on April 27, 2007 at 1:04 pm

I just shot a movie at the Rogers Theater, basing the main story on rumors that a woman was killed there in the whore house days!

As for the live venue rumors, I know the owner and he’s been hard at work in the last 2 months renovating the building to turn it in to a bar!

-bhw

www.themediummovie.com

Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on May 23, 2009 at 12:14 am

Google map view above shows a place called the Fillmor. Appears to be open at time of Street View photo.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on March 18, 2010 at 7:33 pm

Nice marquee shots of RODGERS CINEMA.

biograph68
biograph68 on July 6, 2011 at 12:18 am

The Rogers was converted to a night club and renamed the Fillmore. The original nightclub owners filed for bankruptcy. The Fillmore has recently reopened, still as a night club, under new ownership.

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