Eastbrook Theatre

2525 Lake Eastbrook Boulevard SE,
Grand Rapids, MI 49546

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The Orbit Room (Official)

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Previously operated by: W.S. Butterfield Theaters Inc.

Functions: Nightclub

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July 1987 photo as Eastbrook Twin Theatre credit Grand Rapids City Archives and Records Center.

Located on Lake Eastbrook at the Eastbrook Mall. It originally opened on August 25, 1967 with Walter Matthau in “A Guide for the Married Man”. Initially it was a single screen theatre. It was twinned on November 27, 1974, by dividing it down the middle. They failed to extend the projection booth and the projectors weren’t centered on the screens. It was annoying to the patrons because one edge was always slightly out of focus. The theatre closed in 1987 and it became Club Eastbrook. In 1993 it became a club named the Orbit Room operated by Clear Channel.

Contributed by Chuck Van Bibber

Recent comments (view all 5 comments)

MSC77 on September 28, 2023 at 2:21 pm

This venue’s 70mm presentations history is included in the recently-published article “70mm Presentations in Grand Rapids: A Chronology of 70mm Large Format Exhibition, 1967-Present”.

DavidZornig on November 13, 2023 at 6:37 pm

It was converted into a live concert venue Club Eastbrook 1986-1993, prior to becoming The Orbit Room which closed in 2018. Confirmed Demolished 2023. Link with photos below.


rivest266 on February 26, 2024 at 1:41 pm

Opened by Butterfield Theatres on August 25th, 1967. Grand opening ad posted.

rivest266 on February 26, 2024 at 4:01 pm

Reopened as a poorly-split twin cinema according to Chuck Van Bibber on November 27th, 1974. Ad posted

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