MID-CITY OUTDOOR Theatre; Kenosha (Somers), Wisconsin.

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MID-CITY OUTDOOR Theatre; Kenosha (Somers), Wisconsin.

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MID-CITY OUTDOOR Theatre; Kenosha (Somers), Wisconsin.

On the evening the Mid-City Outdoor Theatre opened, WLIP 1050 broadcast the opening ceremonies and the VFW Drum and Bugle Corps performed. The premiere program included “Red River” with Montgomery Clift. The last operator was Standard Theaters, and when a winter wind gust caused the screen tower to list, the town of Somers issued raze-or-repair orders. Standard decided to close before the 1985 season began. On May 1, 1985, the Mid-City screen tower fell to the wrecking ball (along with the neighboring Berryville Grade School) to make way for the Villa Rosa Apartments, but the concession building remained for a few years, open to the winds.

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