Sun Theater - Bangor MI

Address: 118 Monroe St.
City: Bangor
State: MI
Zip: 49013
County: Van Buren
Open: 1935
Capacity: 300
Owner History: Gus Eisner, John Elsner
Theater Type: Small Town Movie Palace
Number of visits to this page: 4915
General Information:

The Sun opened in 1935. I found several articles on the theater which I will summarize in this timeline:

  • 1944 - Held event to sell war bonds, proceeds were $36,379.
  • 1945 - Expanded by Getman Bros. Construction.
  • 1947 - Remodeled by Superior Builders to add glass brick. A new electric popcorn machine was also installed.
  • 1949 - Theater sold by Gus Elsner to his brother John who had previously operated the Berry Theater in Berrien Springs. It is noted the Elsner's also operate the Starlite Drive-In in Benton Harbor. The theater was insured.
  • 1952 - Theater destroyed by fire in March.
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Regent Theatre  |  Bangor  |  
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Sun Theater - 1952 ARTICLE REGARDING FIRE FROM BANGOR HISTORICAL SOCIETY
1952 ARTICLE REGARDING FIRE FROM BANGOR HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Sun Theater - FROM BANGOR HISTORICAL SOCIETY
FROM BANGOR HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Sun Theater - 1952 FIRE PHOTO FROM BANGOR HISTORICAL SOCIETY
1952 FIRE PHOTO FROM BANGOR HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Sun Theater - FROM BANGOR HISTORICAL SOCIETY
FROM BANGOR HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Sun Theater - FROM BANGOR HISTORICAL SOCIETY
FROM BANGOR HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Sun Theater - OLD PHOTO
OLD PHOTO
Sun Theater - 1944 FLYER FROM BANGOR HISTORICAL SOCIETY
1944 FLYER FROM BANGOR HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Sun Theater - 09 FEB 1944 ARTICLE
09 FEB 1944 ARTICLE
Sun Theater - 18 NOV 1949 ARTICLE
18 NOV 1949 ARTICLE
Sun Theater - 1946 FLYER
1946 FLYER
Sun Theater - 1951 PHOTO
1951 PHOTO
Sun Theater - 28 JUN 1945 EXPANSION
28 JUN 1945 EXPANSION
Sun Theater - DEC 21 1946 AD
DEC 21 1946 AD
Sun Theater - JUNE 12 1947 REMODEL STORY
JUNE 12 1947 REMODEL STORY
Sun Theater - MARCH 6 1952 DESTROYED BY FIRE
MARCH 6 1952 DESTROYED BY FIRE
Sun Theater - NOV 19 1949 CHANGING HANDS
NOV 19 1949 CHANGING HANDS
Sun Theater - NOV 27 1949 ARTICLE
NOV 27 1949 ARTICLE
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