Kent Theatre

8 N. Main Steet,
Cedar Springs, MI 49319

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The Kent Theatre began its life as the Hubbard Opera House in downtown Cedar Springs, Michigan. The building was constructed in the late 1880’s and was the sight of various community functions as well as traveling shows and other forms of entertainment.

It became a movie theater in the 1920’s and was known as the Emprise Theater. Early in the 1930’s, local businessman Morris Frank purchased it, added a new brick facade and neon-lighted marquee, upgraded the projection equipment and changed the name to the Kent Theatre.

The Kent closed its doors in the mid-1970’s when then-owners John and Charlotte Rogalewski made the decision that the business was losing ground to the newer, more modern cinaplexes in Grand Rapids.

The Kent Theatre will soon start showing classic movies again, visit our website and watch us grow!

Contributed by Jeff Romanowski

Recent comments (view all 7 comments)

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on August 1, 2006 at 3:41 pm

This is a recent photo of the Kent Theater.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on December 12, 2006 at 6:12 am

Here is another view of the Kent Theater.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on August 7, 2008 at 7:29 am

More photos can be seen here.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on December 16, 2008 at 2:14 pm

This is a nice 2008 photo.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on February 9, 2009 at 4:35 pm

Here is an event that was held at the Kent last October:
http://tinyurl.com/cw334u

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