Arcade Theatre - Leslie MI

Address: 169 South Main Street.
City: Leslie
State: MI
Zip: 49251
County: Ingham
Owner History:
Theater Type: Small Town Movie Palace
Number of visits to this page: 7630
General Information:

Source: Rob Gibson

I was born and raised in Leslie. The old Arcade Theater was long gone by the time I was born. I have read some things about it in history books of Leslie. Such as it was one of the only theaters around during it's time that had a "cry room" if patrons were overcome by emotion.'In my childhood the theater had become an IGA supermarket but I remember it mostly as Schmidt's Supermarket. After Schmidt's went out of business it sat vacant for quite awhile and eventually did become an auto parts store and remained so for a good number of years. Just in the past couple of years the Auto parts store went out of business and it again sat empty. It has just been bought and turned into a Banquet hall for meetings, receptions, parties, etc...

Info Updates:
12/2/2003 - Box Office Magazine
June 1960 Issue - Tom Reed and James Mierzejewski, who recently re-opened the Arcade at Leslie, are switching to a three-day-a-week operation - weekends only.
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