Cub Theatre - Bear Lake MI 

Address: 7714 Lake St.
City: Bear Lake
State: MI
Zip: 49614
County: Manistee
Open: 1955?
Capacity: 341
Owner History:
Theater Type: Small Town Movie Palace
Number of visits to this page: 5094
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General Information:

I would estimate this house goes back to at least the 1940's given the architecture even though others have it opening in 1955. From what I can gather, it opened and closed again over the years before turning to porn in the 70's.

Supposedly it was remodeled and re-opened after that as a "legit" house but I am not seeing any ads related to that. There is a building that still stands at the location that could be the old theater with some drastic updates. The following is a link to a YouTube video about the theater.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqvIGa9f81g

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Info Updates:
5/21/2015 - John McDowell
I was asked to help check out this location for a potential buyer (NOT the XXX operator) probably about 1972. It's hard for me to believe that anyone could make it workable after what I saw. The screen end had been flooded, being right by the lake, and the floors were moldy and slippery. The projection booth was a wreck. I seen to remember that the equipment was rusty from all the humidity in the building. I had seen enough. I told the man to forget it.
12/2/2003 - Box Office Magazine
May 1959 Issue - James D. Clouse relit the Cub at Bear Lake, formerly operated by Stanley C. Dilley, with Clive Waxman booking.
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Cub Theatre - OLD PHOTO FROM TOM
OLD PHOTO FROM TOM
Cub Theatre - OLD PHOTO
OLD PHOTO
Cub Theatre - OLD PHOTO
OLD PHOTO
Cub Theatre - 2008 STREET VIEW - COULD BE THE BUILDING
2008 STREET VIEW - COULD BE THE BUILDING
Cub Theatre - AUG 7 1976 AD FOR PORN
AUG 7 1976 AD FOR PORN
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