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Tra-Bay Theatre


Address: Front Street
City: Traverse City State: MI Zip: Phone:  
County: Grand Traverse
Notes: AKA Dreamland
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Owner: Butterfield Theatres
Web Address: N/A
Number of visits to this page since Sept 2013: 7408
 
 

5/9/2014 - Hedges Macdonald
The Tra-Bay was a smaller theater than the nearby Lyric/State and Michigan theaters. They showed low budget westerns and Saturday matinee cliffhanger serials among their offerings. The theater closed in 1964 shortly before TV 7&4 began broadcasting, a fate that befell many small town movie houses in the 1950's.
2/28/2013 - Tom Rombouts
Based on google searches that hit a newspaper archive site, the Tra-Bay was open at least until July, 1950. Some old timers on a FB Traverse City history group said the Tra-Bay was closed for good after there was a small fire (no serious injuries) there, but I could not find a reference to that online.
5/26/2007 - Jason
I have found more info on this former theater. There is now a sports bar where this theater once stood and it''s called the U & I Lounge and this is in downtown Traverse City Michigan.
5/16/2007 - Jason
I forgot to mention another interesting piece of info lol. I did find a site that says in 1945 the Tra-Bay Theatre had a seating capacity of 700 which is alot for where this Theatre once was.
5/16/2007 - Jason
I have found a little bit of info on this theatre that I would like to share. First of all this Theatre was Located at 214 East Front Street and has since become a bar. Before it was Tra-Bay it was known as Dreamland Theatre and the Dreamland Theatre was closed and Tra-Bay was opened in 1935. I will try to find more info for everyone and post it as i get it.

Tra-Bay Theatre - 1923 PHOTO AS THE DREAMLAND FROM PAUL PETOSKEY
1923 PHOTO AS THE DREAMLAND FROM PAUL PETOSKEY
Tra-Bay Theatre - OLD POST CARD
OLD POST CARD

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