Comique Theatre

2246 S. Kinnickinnic Avenue,
Milwaukee, WI 53207

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Comique Theatre, Milwaukee, WI

“The Comique was a crude operation, with 200 chairs and a piece of white muslin tacked to the wall to serve as a screen”, Freuler said in an interview years later. “There were no fire exits, and the ventilation was so poor that the projectionist sprayed perfume in the air at regular intervals”. - Larry Widen, writing in the Milwaukee Journal. (December 6, 2005)

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JimRankin on March 7, 2006 at 9:29 am

The former Comique has been a liquor store for many years and nothing remains to suggest its former life. It is an unremarkable frame building with wooden plank siding. Ironically, another stageless theatre exists now a few doors to its south, the Boulevard, but this recent creation within another storefront is solely a live action venue without provisions to show films.

kencmcintyre on March 6, 2007 at 4:23 pm

Here is the entire Widen article of December 2005:

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