Fond du Lac Electric Theater

1465 W. Fond du Lac Avenue,
Milwaukee, WI 53205

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The second theater opened by Trinz in 1906. The Fond du Lac Electric Theater closed in 1914. These ‘Electric’ theaters were the start of Trinz in the Milwaukee-Chicago theater business. Trinz would later team up with Lubliner and own over thirty theaters.

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JimRankin
JimRankin on January 12, 2005 at 3:55 pm

“Electric Theatre” was the early British term to denote film theatres without stage shows, which later came to be called cinemas. Little is known of the two that Trinz built in Milwaukee in the same year, 1907, but both were designed by the same architect: Nicholas Dornbach. This was the slightly larger of the two at 300 seats, and had these other names throughout its life: OLYMPIA, IDEAL, and STAR. The TRINZ ELECTRIC THEATRE on Mitchell Street became a fabric store; this one was demolished.

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on September 20, 2013 at 12:28 pm

PLEASE ADD:

PREVIOUS NAMES, TRINZ ELECTRIC THEARE, STAR THEATRE

SEATS, 300

ARCHITECT, NICHOLAS DORNBACH

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