West Branch Cinema - West Branch MI

Address: 210 W Houghton Ave
City: West Branch
State: MI
Zip: 48661
County: Ogemaw
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Theater Type: Small Town Movie Palace
Number of visits to this page: 9329
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General Information:

AKA: Ogemaw, Mid-State

The 304-seat Opera House was opened by 1926. In 1936 it was briefly renamed Odeman Theatre. By 1937 it was operating as the Mid-State Theatre, still with 304-seats. It was still named Mid-State Theatre in 1963.

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Info Updates:
7/30/2014 - Barry Wilkinson
I started there as an usher about 1949. I advanced to the guy who makes the popcorn and changed that marquee whenever the movie changed. The winters were very challenging! A man named Jack Noirot was my manager at that time. I was there for about two years. A young lady named Beverly Gelinas was our cashier for a year and then Joan Winter came after her.
9/11/2004 - Pat Weaver
The West Branch Cinema is the former MidState Theatre. It is now with 3 screens; main auditorium, the balcony, and an auditorium next door.
9/11/2004 - WaterWinterWonderland
The Mid-State dates back to the early 1940s at least, as the ad indicates.
 Photos:8
West Branch Cinema - OCTOBER 2002
OCTOBER 2002
West Branch Cinema - 2018 STREET VIEW
2018 STREET VIEW
West Branch Cinema - OLD PHOTO OF MID-STATE
OLD PHOTO OF MID-STATE
West Branch Cinema - 1957 PHOTO FROM PAUL
1957 PHOTO FROM PAUL
West Branch Cinema - OLD PHOTO
OLD PHOTO
West Branch Cinema - OLD SHOT OF MID-STATE
OLD SHOT OF MID-STATE
West Branch Cinema - 1941 AD
1941 AD
West Branch Cinema - 1946 POST CARD FROM PAUL
1946 POST CARD FROM PAUL
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