Bell Theatre

1402 W. North Street,
Milwaukee, WI 53206

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Previously operated by: Adler Theater Co., Inc.

Architects: Jacob Jacobi

Functions: Retail

Previous Names: Lyceum Theatre, Iris Theatre, Roosevelt Theatre

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Bell Theatre

Opened as the Lyceum Theatre in 1911 by Atlas Theatres according to Jim Rankin’s notes. The architect was Jacob Jacobi. The theatre went through various names ie: Lyceum Theatre, Iris Theatre and by the early-1940’s the Roosevelt Theatre when it was operated by the Adler Theater Co. and had a 750 seating capacity. It was last known as the Bell Theatre. Seating was listed at 320.

The theatre closed in 1965 and was converted to warehouse/storage facility. By 2011, it was in use as an electronics store. Any further information would be appreciated.

Contributed by Chuck

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LouisRugani on April 12, 2011 at 3:29 pm

There’s a photo of the ROOSEVELT Theatre in the Wisconsin Theatres discussion group: .

Bruce C.
Bruce C. on January 7, 2012 at 6:48 pm

This building is currently an electronics store (the entrance is on the left side of the building).

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