Bogar Theatre

Address: 223 E Michigan Ave
City: Marshall
State: MI
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County: Calhoun
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Number of visits to this page: 2470
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3/10/2021 - Andy Gray
The 450-seat Bogar Theatre in Marshall, Michigan opened on March 2, 1939 and was another project completed by my grandfather's Johnson Construction Company. Al Johnson's color slide, taken from Michigan Avenue in January 1949, might be as notable for the lineup of automobiles and a large red truck as it is for the theater. In any case, the front of the theater has the characteristic patented "Johnson doors" with matching half-round glass panes. These doors, or recreations, survive in a 2009 image of the theater on the WaterWinterWonderland.com site. A December 2020 announcement on the Bogar Theatre Facebook page says that because of the COVID-19 pandemic, "We will open when the business makes financial sense again".
6/15/2009 - anna
If you look above the windows just above the current marquee, you can see the anchors for where a vertical marquee would have once been supported.
1/28/2004 - WaterWinterWonderland
From what I have heard, the Bogar has opened and closed a few times over the years, I am fairly certain that the marquee was a bit more elaborate in the past then what it is now. A little disappointing considering that some feel that Marshall is the architectural capital of Michigan.
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Bogar Theatre - FANTASTIC STREET VIEW COURTESY AL JOHNSON
FANTASTIC STREET VIEW COURTESY AL JOHNSON
Bogar Theatre - FROM THE STREET
FROM THE STREET
Bogar Theatre - MAR 29 1975 ARTICLE
MAR 29 1975 ARTICLE
Bogar Theatre - MAY 17 1975 ARTICLE
MAY 17 1975 ARTICLE
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