Callier Theatre - Belding MI 

Address: 102 W Main St
City: Belding
State: MI
Zip: 48809
County: Ionia
Open: 1950
Capacity: 700+
Owner History:
Theater Type: Small Town Movie Palace
Number of visits to this page: 13009
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General Information:

AKA Gallery Theater

This theater was built by Harvey Callier and was eventually taken over by Dwight Cowden who at the time was editor of the Belding Banner News. The recent photo compared to the post card view is confusing. According to to a site called SonicGeography, the shopping center beyond the bank used to be 2 blocks of downtown (W Main St) that was obliterated to make room for Village Mall which has now mostly failed.

Amazingly, the old bank building featured in the postcard still exists as a bank although I think it was for sale when I was there in 2021. It is obvious that the theater is now gone however. I ended up comparing a 1955 aerial photo to the present day and it is astonishing how much of Belding was destroyed to accommodate the Village Mall. I will use the address of the bank as that is it was next door to the Callier and it still exists.

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Info Updates:
11/7/2022 - Sarah B
Cinema treasures page http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/35978
10/27/2003 - Box Office Magazine
This theatre was taken over in 1969 by Dwight Cowder, owner of the Belding Banner newspaper. He re-named the theatre the Gallery. The film booker at the time was Dembeck Cinema Service.
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Callier Theatre - Old Photo (newer photo)
Old Photo (newer photo)
Callier Theatre - Old Photo (newer photo)
Old Photo (newer photo)
Callier Theatre - Old Post Card (newer photo)
Old Post Card (newer photo)
Callier Theatre - Photo Of Village Mall That Replaced W Main St (newer photo)
Photo Of Village Mall That Replaced W Main St (newer photo)
Callier Theatre - Photo Of Village Mall That Replaced W Main St (newer photo)
Photo Of Village Mall That Replaced W Main St (newer photo)
Callier Theatre - Photo Of Village Mall That Replaced W Main St (newer photo)
Photo Of Village Mall That Replaced W Main St (newer photo)
Callier Theatre - Photo Of Village Mall That Replaced W Main St (newer photo)
Photo Of Village Mall That Replaced W Main St (newer photo)
Callier Theatre - Bank Building Remains - Theater Is Gone (newer photo)
Bank Building Remains - Theater Is Gone (newer photo)
Callier Theatre - Downtown Belding Historical Analysis (newer photo)
Downtown Belding Historical Analysis (newer photo)
Callier Theatre - Harvey Callier Passes Away Dec 1951 (newer photo)
Harvey Callier Passes Away Dec 1951 (newer photo)
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