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Grand Theatre


Address: 3574 Chicago Dr SW
City: Grandville State: MI Zip: Phone:  
County: Kent
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Owner: Unknown
Web Address: N/A
Number of visits to this page since Sept 2013: 745
 
 

9/9/2012 - Jim Fahlstedt
I believe the photo of the Grand Villa is the remnants of the Grand Theater in Grandville. John Whitman, this was not a second run theater, it was a subsequent run house. These were the theaters that got the films after the second run houses. In Grand Rapids area, they were the Eastown, 4 Star, Our, and Royal. Now in reality, most films went to the sub-runs day and date with the second run houses.

I knew the Sturges family and always had good times with them.
10/10/2010 - John
According to my search on the location, using Google street view and address look ups, this location is the open parking lot drive between Grand Villa Restaurant and The Corner Record Shop.
10/13/2009 - John Whitman
The Grand was a small theatre, while attending Grandville High school I met Billy, Billy''s father William Sturgess owned and operated the Grand, this was 1953. It didn''t take long before I operated the projectors (Simplex Units). between Billy and I we were projectionists till we graduated in 1956.

This was a second run house but did a real nice business for a number of years. When the movie business started its downward trend the theatre became a furniture store.

Im not sure if it still there today, I dont think so. The Sturgess families still live in the Grandville, Wyoming area today.

Grand Theatre - THIS MIGHT NOT BE THE CORRECT LOCATION
THIS MIGHT NOT BE THE CORRECT LOCATION

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