Colonial Theatre

209 E. Ludington Street,
Iron Mountain, MI 49801

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Previously operated by: Fox Wisconsin Circuit, Thomas Theatre Group

Architects: Demetrious Frederick Charlton

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Colonial Theatre

The Colonial Theatre was built on the site of the Farmers Hotel and opened in 1916. It was built for August E. Brauns. By 1941 it was operated by Fox Wisconsin Circuit. It was still open in 1952, but had closed by 1955.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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robboehm on May 16, 2021 at 10:57 am

Brauns and Martin Dawe Thomas began an association in the early 20s. The Braunmart Theatre in Iron Mountain is a combination of their names. Thomas had been a manager for Fox and formed the Thomas Theatre Group in 1922. The Group purchased or operated more than a dozen theatres in Michigan. The Colonial is listed as part of that group. Was Brauns a silent partner?

In 1935 the Colonial and the Braunmart were modernized. The organ from the Colonial was sold to a Catholic church.

The Martin Group also included the Capitol Theatre in Iron Mountain which is, as of this date, not on Cinema Treasures.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on May 17, 2021 at 12:23 am

A rare mention of the Colonial in the trade journals appeared in the February 18, 1953 issue of The Exhibitor: “The Colonial, Iron Mountain, Mich., Thomas Circuit, reopened.”

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