Bad Axe Theatre

309 E. Huron Avenue,
Bad Axe, MI 48413

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Bad Axe Theatre

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This classic small town movie theatre in Bad Axe, Michigan opened on February 21, 1916 with 500 seats. It was built for the Knights of Columbus and served as their meeting hall, a venue for social events and a silent movie theatre.

In recent years, the balcony was enclosed to create a second auditorium with seating as Cinema 1: 300 seats, Cinema 2: 70 seats.

Contributed by G Flinn

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edh45 on May 29, 2007 at 10:12 am

Well “wheelieman”, “wheelieman” is a pretty queer name itself, so shut it and Bad Axe is the ownage.

kencmcintyre on August 31, 2007 at 6:31 pm

The Bad Axe was part of the Schulte Circuit in the early sixties. William Schulte was owner. The chain was headquartered in Chicago. Other Schulte theaters in Illinois at the time were the Bliss in Blissfield, the Drive-In and Main in Coldwater, the Oakdale in Hazel Park, the Howell in Howell, the Mariner in Marine City, the Romeo in Romeo, the Strand in Tecumseh and the Ryan in Warren.

kencmcintyre on August 31, 2007 at 6:33 pm

Did I say Illinois? All of those theaters are in Michigan. Sorry about that.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 13, 2008 at 6:00 pm

This theater opened in 1916. The Bad Axe Theater website can be found here.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 25, 2008 at 9:53 am

A 2008 photo can be seen here.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on May 5, 2009 at 8:29 pm

Here are two 1982 photos:



TLSLOEWS on February 19, 2010 at 7:17 pm

Whats in a name,pretty cool looking place.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 17, 2010 at 11:30 am

I see Clint Eastwood is playing there in “FIREFOX”

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 17, 2010 at 11:31 am

Both 1982 pictures are from the same day different position on the street.

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