Tomah Theatre

812 Superior Avenue,
Tomah, WI 54660

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Previously operated by: Marcus Theatres

Previous Names: State Theatre

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Tomah Theatre, Tomah, WI

Originally built as a horse stable. The State Theatre was opened by Roy Smith in 1927. In 1936 it was renamed Tomah Theatre. It was operated by S&M Theatres which later became the Marcus Theatre chain. They later opened the Erwin Theatre which was directly across the street from the Tomah Theatre.

The Tomah Theatre was closed in 1955. The building was still standing with the front of the building retrofitted for other purposes until it was demolished in January 2017.

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Bruce C.
Bruce C. on August 23, 2011 at 11:15 am

This building is still Ed Thompson’s Tee Pee Supper Club at 812 Superior Avenue, Tomah, WI.

Bruce C.
Bruce C. on August 23, 2011 at 11:17 am

The Tee Pee Supper Club website which includes a small photo:

Norm Lenburg
Norm Lenburg on January 25, 2014 at 9:55 am

The Tomah (Tee Pee Supper Club) is located some distance away (several blocks) from the site of the Irwin on Superior Ave.

DavidZornig on January 31, 2018 at 5:56 pm

Per Jim Weinzatl‎: In 1927 Roy Smith started the State Theatre at 812 Superior which ran until 1936 when it became once again the Tomah Theatre, it ran until 1955. The building was originally a horse stable.

DavidZornig on January 31, 2018 at 6:29 pm

Old Tee Pee signage photo added, with what appears to be an old marquee beneath it. Via Mike Larkin.

DavidZornig on January 31, 2018 at 6:49 pm

1 photo via American Classic Images.

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