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 WaterWinterWonderland.com 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".