Ironwood Theatre

109 E. Aurora Street,
Ironwood, MI 49938

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Trolleyguy on December 23, 2022 at 11:24 am

Movies should be added to functions. Sub run releases are listed on the website.

robboehm on May 16, 2021 at 3:01 pm

For a time it was operated by the Thomas Theatre Group along with more than a dozen other Michigan Theatres.

DavidZornig on August 23, 2016 at 6:19 pm

Circa 1957 photo added courtesy of the AmeriCar The Beautiful Facebook page.

dpepin on August 13, 2010 at 8:39 pm

The long awaited restoration of the Barton Organ Console was done this past year. After an almost year-long restoration, the console was reinstalled in the Ironwood Theatre during June of 2010. A series of concerts/silent movies is planned for mid-September. Carlton Smith Pipe Organs of Indianapolis, IN did a fantastic job! The organ is completely playable/functional and sits on it’s own original Barton Theatre Organ Lift. It is one of six Barton Organs playing in their original installations. It is small, only 2 manuals and 7 ranks of pipes, but it really fills the theatre with a vibrant and glorious sound! Come and hear the Grand Old Lady sign once again!

kencmcintyre on August 26, 2007 at 3:05 pm

Here is a 1955 ad from the Ironwood Daily Globe:

Johno on April 3, 2007 at 7:12 pm

The Ironwood Theater’s 2/7 Opus 145 Barton Theater Organ in 2002 became the 42nd inductee into the American Theater Organ Society’s National Registry of Historic and Significant Instruments. The only inductee that year. Since then 12 more theater organs have been added to the registry.

atmos on November 12, 2006 at 4:32 am

The style is listed as Moorish/Italian Renaissance and the architect is Albert Nelson.

dpepin on July 18, 2006 at 1:44 pm

This theatre is alive and well. It is used regularly for concerts, stage productions and occasionally, for meetings.

The renovations are practically done and the theatre is beautiful!

The Barton Theatre Organ (affectionaly knows at the “Grand Old Lady of the Ironwood Theatre”) has also been undergoing restoration at the hands of volunteers guided by professional pipe organ technicians. Over the past seven summers work has brought the 2-manual, 7 rank instrument back to its glory. The instument is 100% orginial and is completely playable. Late in the winter of 2006, the console will be disconnected and shipped out for a complete restoration of it’s own. During the time, the orginal organ lift will be worked on, refurbished and restored as well.

Come and see our wonderful theatre and visit us and hear the “Grand Old Lady” sing!

JimFles on November 5, 2005 at 5:57 pm

This is a wonderful theater to visit. The people are eager to show off there wonderful theater. It still has it’s
barton organ in good voice!!!

Patsy on February 18, 2005 at 8:12 pm

“The theater has been undergoing a long renovation and restoration effort that continues to this day.” This is a quote we all like to read!