Knickerbocker Theatre

86 E. 8th Street,
Holland, MI 49423

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TLSLOEWS on March 3, 2010 at 3:28 pm

It still says Knickerbocker on top of the building and on the marquee now.This naming thing is confusing since many theatres have have many names.AKA are good for people trying to look up a theatre by the name they know it as.

kencmcintyre on March 3, 2010 at 3:14 pm

I think Holland should be the primary name with Knickerbocker as an AKA.

kencmcintyre on March 16, 2009 at 3:06 pm

Here is a 2/6/54 ad from the Holland Evening Sentinel:

Patsy on February 17, 2009 at 12:19 pm

Great photo and will forward it to a friend of mine whose daughter will be attending Hope College in Holland MI next Fall.

Patsy on July 20, 2006 at 6:03 am

What a lovely theatre in Holland MI, home of the Tulip Festival and Hope College. I happened upon this link as I was researching another Knickerbocker that was in Columbus Ohio. In a recent magazine called Reminisce Extra there is a page entitled When Movies Were Magic and it mentions that the Knickerbocker in Columbus Ohio was owned by the Pancake Brothers. They offered the kids “The Free Show” and sometimes a free bottle of Pepsi or Royal Crown cola. In another article it says that during the 40’s in Lawrence, MA was the only city in the country that had 5 theatres in a one-block area, the Modern, the Broadway and the Palace with the Victoria across the street. Around the corner from “theatre row” was the Premier Theatre on Essex Street. About a quarter mile off Essex on Lawrence Street was the Warner, where Dorothy Lamour once led a war-bond rally. About a mile north of “theatre row” on Broadway was the Star Theatre, where free dishware was given out during Saturday matinees featuring the Buck Rogers serials starring Buster Crabbe. There were also the Capital Theatre on Common Street and the Central Theatre on Haverhill Street. Movies were the main attraction for most of us in those days, and there certainly were many theatres to choose from. These memories were contributed by Bill Guay of Salem, NH and Dale Stone of West Jefferson, OH.