Ken Theatre

Address: 195 E. Jefferson Street
City: Frankenmuth
State: MI
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County: Saginaw
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Number of visits to this page: 5780
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3/2/2021 - Andy Gray
The Ken Theatre, which opened in August 1947, was a unique design incorporating an arched roof Quonset-style building. It was located at 195 E. Jefferson Street in Frankenmuth, Michigan. The style of the entrance as seen in my grandfather's June 1948 color slide is very similar to that of several other Johnson theater projects. The Cinema Treasures website says "Built in 1947, from ground breaking to opening day was 12 weeks. Cost was $27,000.00."
12/9/2011 - Jerry Babcock
My hometown theatre brings back lots of memories. I dated, in grade school, Mary Wakeman the owners daughter. She died of smoke inhalation when, in the late 50's, their house down the street caught fire and they couldn't rescue her in time. I watched many many movies in this theatre with Mary when I was in grade school and early high school. Lot's of memories in these pictures for me. I am 74 years old now and live in Bridgeport and occasionally drive by the area where the theatre was located in Frankenmuth. What memories. I miss the Wakemans and the theatre a lot.
12/2/2003 - Box Office Magazine
August 1959 Issue - Albert Wakeman is closing the Ken at Frankenmuth.
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Ken Theatre - FROM AL JOHNSON
FROM AL JOHNSON
Ken Theatre - FROM 1947 THEATER CATALOG
FROM 1947 THEATER CATALOG
Ken Theatre - FROM 1947 THEATER CATALOG
FROM 1947 THEATER CATALOG
Ken Theatre - FROM MICHIGAN DRIVE INS COM
FROM MICHIGAN DRIVE INS COM
Ken Theatre - FROM 1947 THEATER CATALOG
FROM 1947 THEATER CATALOG
Ken Theatre - FROM MICHIGAN DRIVE INS COM
FROM MICHIGAN DRIVE INS COM
Ken Theatre - FROM 1947 THEATER CATALOG
FROM 1947 THEATER CATALOG
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