Bogar Theatre - Marshall MI

Address: 223 E Michigan Ave
City: Marshall
State: MI
Zip: 49068
County: Calhoun
Owner History:
Theater Type: Small Town Movie Palace
Number of visits to this page: 5102

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General Information:

Source: Andy Gray

The 450-seat Bogar Theatre in Marshall, Michigan opened on March 2, 1939 and was another project completed by my grandfather's Johnson Construction Company. Al Johnson's color slide, taken from Michigan Avenue in January 1949, might be as notable for the lineup of automobiles and a large red truck as it is for the theater. In any case, the front of the theater has the characteristic patented "Johnson doors" with matching half-round glass panes. These doors, or recreations, survive in a 2009 image of the theater on the site. A December 2020 announcement on the Bogar Theatre Facebook page says that because of the COVID-19 pandemic, "We will open when the business makes financial sense again".

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Info Updates:
6/15/2009 - anna
If you look above the windows just above the current marquee, you can see the anchors for where a vertical marquee would have once been supported.
Bogar Theatre - Fantastic Street View Courtesy Al Johnson (newer photo)
Fantastic Street View Courtesy Al Johnson (newer photo)
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