Bad Axe Theatre

Address: 309 E Huron Ave
City: Bad Axe
State: MI
Zip:
County: Huron
Open:
Capacity: 370
Owner History: Rick Farris
Number of visits to this page: 6160
Notes: Monday - Bargain Night
Info Updates:
2/14/2021 - Andy Gray
This photo of the Bad Axe Theatre, was taken in September 1948 by my grandfather A.S. “Al” Johnson, who remodeled the theater in 1935 and again in 1947. The theater is located in an old Knights of Columbus building at 309 E. Huron Avenue in Bad Axe, Michigan, and it’s still open. The image of the theater shows four red "art moderne" style entrance doors with half-octagonal glass. These doors, or identical replacements, are seen in a 2020 view of the theater, and are typical of several theaters that Al built or remodeled in the 1940’s and ‘50s. The Cinema Treasures site says: "This classic small town movie theatre in Bad Axe, Michigan opened on February 21, 1916 with 500 seats."
11/5/2013 - Kris Ackerman
The top of the building says K of C, Knights of Columbus. Did K of C have theaters like Masonic lodges? It would be nice if someone could find out the history of this theater when it opened, who owned it what it was called when it opened, etc.
3/29/2004 - Rick Farris
The thumbs only 2 screen theatre! Dolby Digital Surround Sound! Cinema 1 300 seats, Cinema 2 70 seats. New seats installed in 2001.
1/10/2004 - Cinema Treasures
This classic small town movie theatre in Bad Axe, Michigan is depicted in Popcorn Palaces, the book about the history of small town theaters (which includes paintings by Davis Cone). In recent years, the balcony was enclosed to create a second auditorium.
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Bad Axe Theatre - BAD AXE THEATRE SEPTEMBER 1948 FROM A S AL JOHNSON
BAD AXE THEATRE SEPTEMBER 1948 FROM A S AL JOHNSON
Bad Axe Theatre - SUMMER 2020
SUMMER 2020
Bad Axe Theatre - Photo from early 2000's
Photo from early 2000's
Bad Axe Theatre - JUNE 12 1953 AD
JUNE 12 1953 AD
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