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Nordic Theatre


Address: 118 W. Main
City: Marquette State: MI Zip: Phone:  
County: Marquette
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Open: 1936 Closed: 1994 Capacity:    
Owner: Unknown
Web Address: N/A
Number of visits to this page since Sept 2013: 4090
 
 

12/24/2010 - Rich Welsh
The Nordic more than made up for its small size in is exuberant use of Streamline Moderne stainless steel and its signage. And oh what signs, everything from back lit reverse painted glass to the neon of its curved concessions window, to its free standing, 3 sided, wing topped, Now Showing kiosk. The Nordic had style Someone please tell us all that wonderful detail was saved when the building was foolishly remodeled into obscurity.
1/8/2008 - Richard Johnson
The Nordic in Marquette held the World Premier of the movie Anatomy of a Murder which was filmed in Marquette. I believe the year was 1959.
4/13/2004 - Bryan
The Nordic was an awesome, yet eerie-looking cinema that sat directly across the street from the Delft Theatre. Its unique marquee and building structure was originally designed by a New York City architect. Its easy to see that its overall look was Bauhaus-influenced. The theatre contained just one screen, no balcony and usually played R-rated features. Rarely were family-orientated films played.

The theatre did not show first run, but three weeks late films. This was a beautiful theatre that never should have closed. The ODovero company constructed the GKC Royal Cinemas in 1993, giving Marquette its first, first-run Multiplex which effectively killed the Nordic and the Marquette Mall Cinema in 1994. I actually saw the last movie screened at the Nordic, 1994s Black Beauty.

At the time, the interior from what I remember consisted of a 1970s Disco Decor, maroon carpeting, and one wobbly ceiling fan. I wish this theatre was still open (as maybe a theatre that screen independent/art house films), as it would give Marquette residents another reason to support its downtown district. Someday, someone will buy out Bookworld (the business the currently occupies the site) and rebuild our Nordic. Just you wait.

10/1/2003 - WaterWinterWonderland
This theatre has been turned into a bookstore, photos from Darren Snow.
Nordic Theatre - VINTAGE SHOTS FROM RICH WELSH
VINTAGE SHOTS FROM RICH WELSH
Nordic Theatre - VINTAGE SHOTS FROM RICH WELSH
VINTAGE SHOTS FROM RICH WELSH
Nordic Theatre - VINTAGE SHOTS FROM RICH WELSH
VINTAGE SHOTS FROM RICH WELSH
Nordic Theatre - VINTAGE SHOTS FROM RICH WELSH
VINTAGE SHOTS FROM RICH WELSH
Nordic Theatre - VINTAGE SHOTS FROM RICH WELSH
VINTAGE SHOTS FROM RICH WELSH
Nordic Theatre - OLD PIC
OLD PIC
Nordic Theatre - RECENT PIC
RECENT PIC

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