Rogers Cinema

310 N. 4th Street,
Wausau, WI 54403

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dallasmovietheaters on October 9, 2018 at 7:24 am

The local paper says the Hollywood Theatre was opened in the Bluhm Building on April 10, 1942. Keith La Vake refurbished the former Hollywood Theatre location and reused the Wausau Theatre moniker in its new location beginning on August 31, 1960 in its grand opening with “Bambi.”

In 1978, Rogers Cinema took over the location operating it as a one-screen operation for a brief period. The location became the Rogers Cinema on February 23, 1979 until its second screen was ready and becoming the Rogers Cinema I & II on March 9, 1979.

DavidZornig on October 7, 2018 at 5:16 pm

4 photos added, 3 as the Fillmore, Hollywood & Rogers.

LeslieB on February 27, 2017 at 9:49 am

Paul Rogers closed the cinema in August 2000. Marcus Theatres bought the 5-screen theatre and reopened on Dec. 15, 2000 featuring art and independent films. By February 2001, there was not enough demand, so they switched the format to show mainstream films that had finished their run at local theatres.

biograph68 on July 5, 2011 at 9:18 pm

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.

TLSLOEWS on March 18, 2010 at 4:33 pm

Nice marquee shots of RODGERS CINEMA.

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Silicon Sam on May 22, 2009 at 9:14 pm

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

filmmack on April 27, 2007 at 10:04 am

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!


Dave1954 on July 4, 2005 at 3:44 pm

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!