Legion Theater - New Buffalo MI 

Address: 114 N. Whitaker
City: New Buffalo
State: MI
Zip: 49117
County: Berrien
Open: 1946
Capacity: 475
Owner History:
Theater Type: Small Town Movie Palace
Number of visits to this page: 1113
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General Information:

This theater was built by the American Legion which used the lower level for their meetings. It was eventually turned over to a Mr. Spadafore who had also run several other theaters around the state. I found a 1914 photo of a building that looks to have an American Legion placard standing in front of it.

Extrapolating from that based on the articles below, that building could be the old theater. It's a bit of a stretch but possible nonetheless. See photos and comparison to 2018 street view below. I will use the address of the Emporium building as the address until I find out differently.

Update July 3 2022: I went to New Buffalo and the old theater building is now white. Based on the historical photos, I believe this to be the building.

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Legion Theater - JULY 2 2022 PHOTO
JULY 2 2022 PHOTO
Legion Theater - JULY 2 2022 PHOTO
JULY 2 2022 PHOTO
Legion Theater - 1914 PHOTO WITH WHAT APPEARS TO BE AMERICAN LEGION HALL
1914 PHOTO WITH WHAT APPEARS TO BE AMERICAN LEGION HALL
Legion Theater - OLD POST CARD COMPARED TO 2018 STREET VIEW
OLD POST CARD COMPARED TO 2018 STREET VIEW
Legion Theater - MAYBE THE OLD THEATER BUILDING
MAYBE THE OLD THEATER BUILDING
Legion Theater - AUG 15 1938 BONDS SOLD
AUG 15 1938 BONDS SOLD
Legion Theater - DEC 17 1946 FIRE MARHSALL CLOSES
DEC 17 1946 FIRE MARHSALL CLOSES
Legion Theater - FEB 28 1946
FEB 28 1946
Legion Theater - MAY 16 1946
MAY 16 1946
Legion Theater - NOV 29 1946 DISPUTE OVER LEGION THEATER
NOV 29 1946 DISPUTE OVER LEGION THEATER
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