Century Theatre - Dowagiac MI

Address: 201 S. Front Street
City: Dowagiac
State: MI
Zip: 49047
County: Cass
Open: 1922
Owner History:
Theater Type: Small Town Movie Palace
Number of visits to this page: 4795

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General Information:

The Century Theatre was opened February 27, 1922 and was still open in 1950.

Source: Marnie S. Plucienik

During my youth, that building housed the Woolworths dime store. After Woolworths closed, the building was vacant for many years and several no-go businesses were located there. Currently, a home fashions/gift shop called Suite Dreams is located there. Also in that pic, you can look down the block and see the top floor of the Beckwith Building, which housed the theater as well as a bank, barber shop, and offices for the Round Oak Stove Co. Not shown in the foreground, what would be directly to the right of the Century Theater, was another theater called the Chief. Since that theater closed, the building has housed a series of banks, currently Fifth Third Bank.

Info Updates:
5/4/2022 - Gary E Bailey
The Century Theatre closed on February 24, 1958. The last movies showing there were"April Love" with Pat Boone and "Apache Warrior".
Century Theatre - Old Post Card
Old Post Card
Century Theatre - Dowagiac Theaters From The Collection Of Robert E Plucienik
Dowagiac Theaters From The Collection Of Robert E Plucienik
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