Washington Theater

602 Washington Avenue,
Bay City, MI 48708

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Architects: James M. Wood

Previous Names: Washington Strand Theater

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Washington Theater

The Washington Theater opened on August 17, 1903. It was built on the same site as the Woods Opera House which burned down on August 29, 1902. In 1916 the Washington Theater was renamed the Washington Strand Theater. That lasted until 1925 when the name was changed back to the Washington Theater.

This theater closed in 1963 and the building was demolished in 1965 to make way for a parking lot.

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Recent comments (view all 6 comments)

kencmcintyre on April 30, 2009 at 6:47 pm

I don’t think that’s the same building as seen in the 9/25/08 link. Maybe some error in the captioning.

Del Fox
Del Fox on November 24, 2011 at 12:37 pm

When I was living in Bay City I performed on the stage of the Washington. Also, I took photographs of the Washington Follies learning to be a photographer. If I can figure out how to do it I will post the pictures.

Mark1foto on February 10, 2017 at 5:27 pm

I had the lucky experience as a kid to see movies at the Washington! Its interior featured a stage, side opera boxes and 2 rear Balconies! It was demolished in 1965.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on May 6, 2018 at 1:12 am

The November 1, 1902, issue of The Engineering Record reported that architect James M. Wood was drawing the plans for the rebuilding of Bay City’s Wood Opera House.

rivest266 on February 20, 2024 at 11:27 am

Opened or placed it first ad on August 17th, 1903 and closed in 1963.

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