Kent Theatre

8 N. Main Steet,
Cedar Springs, MI 49319

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Functions: Movies (Classic)

Styles: Art Deco

Previous Names: Hubbard Opera House, Emprise Theatre

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Kent Theatre

The Kent Theatre began its life as the Hubbard Opera House in downtown Cedar Springs, Michigan. The building was constructed in the late 1880’s and was the sight of various community functions as well as traveling shows and other forms of entertainment.

It became a movie theater in the 1920’s and was known as the Emprise Theater. Early in the 1930’s, local businessman Morris Frank purchased it, added a new brick facade and neon-lighted marquee, upgraded the projection equipment and changed the name to the Kent Theatre.

The Kent closed its doors in the mid-1970’s when then-owners John and Charlotte Rogalewski made the decision that the business was losing ground to the newer, more modern cinaplexes in Grand Rapids.

The Kent Theatre will soon start showing classic movies again, visit our website and watch us grow!

Contributed by Jeff Romanowski

Recent comments (view all 3 comments)

kencmcintyre on February 9, 2009 at 4:35 pm

Here is an event that was held at the Kent last October:

Trolleyguy on April 9, 2016 at 11:52 am

Doing live theatre and first run movies.

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