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Hillman Theatre


Address: 430 N State St
City: Hillman State: MI Zip: Phone: (517) 742-4796  
County: Montmorency
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Open: Closed: 2005 Capacity:    
Owner: Unknown
Web Address: N/A
Number of visits to this page since Sept 2013: 801
 
 

10/12/2005 - Dave DeHem
Unfortunately, the theatres closing may be a sign of the times in which we live in. With the advent of the DVD and the VCR and the draw on everyones free time these days. I am sure that most folks that would have frequented the show either while visiting their resort home or if they are a local now would rather pop in the DVD or VCR Tape they brought from home or rented at the local store than take the time to drive into town and sit in the show. That is unfortunate. I can close my eyes and can seel the lobby of the Hillman Theatre, I can smell the popcorn and remember what it felt like to walk in before the show started.

In my minds eye, I can still see and feel the place so I guess it will always live in my memories. As I said before, Hillman will always be a special place in my memories. I remember the old Boucheys Market, Hamiltons Dept. store, OFarrels Drug Store, I remember when the town had both a Ford and a Chevrolet dealership.

I remember the IGA before it got added on to and how the Morrisons knew everyone by name, even our family of summertime visitors. Yep, sorry to hear that the show has closed.
10/8/2005 - Bobby Peakcock (Cactus Bob)
Hillman Theatre is closed. I just passed by not too long ago, and the marquee was down and the building shuttered.
8/3/2005 - Dave DeHem
My Grandparents had a cottage on Lake Avalon that I spent most of my summers at until I was about 17 years old. I remember the posters on the wall inside the lobby and how just about anywhere in town you could pick up a schedule for the upcoming movies. As I recall, many of them were first run. I saw many many movies in that show. If we were lucky, we got my grandfather to drive us to town and then he would pick us up a half hour after the show so we could walk over to the Dairy Queen and get Ice Cream.

The town of Hillman is very special to me from all the years I spent there. I havent been there since about 1988 but I will always remember the town and especially the fun I had at the Hillman Theater. The bowling alley was right next door with a little restaurant and we would go and bowl once in a while too. One of my summer buddies was the Doc Olree (Richard).

We also did a ton of water skiing too.
7/3/2003 - WaterWinterWonderland
This basic little downtown theatre is still going. providing the local folks with 1st run movies.
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