The Tahqua Land Theater opened in August of 1930 as the State Theater. It closed in 1969. The theater reopened in August of 1974 and received a renovation over the next three years. In 1997 the theater closed again. After receiving another renovation, the Tahqua Land Theater reopened in 2001 and remains open today.
This ornate 1930's gem of a theatre, started out as The State Theatre, built by Thomas Shimmens and constructed in 1929, opened in August of 1930. Costing $60,000 of which $30,000 was a bond issue, all sold to citizens of Newberry. Seating was for 400 and shows changed four times a week. Movies were shown daily until 1969 and were an important corner stone for the area. This beautiful Upper Peninsula Historical Theater was built during the depression. Beautiful woodwork, plaster and lighting fixtures made the theatre a unqiue place for our town.
From Tahqua-Land Theater Website