Main Theatre - Coldwater MI

Address: 64 E Chicago St
City: Coldwater
State: MI
Zip: 49036
County: Branch
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Theater Type: Small Town Movie Palace
Number of visits to this page: 5220
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General Information:

Source: Andy Gray

Between 1934 and 1956 my maternal grandfather, Albert S. ("Al") Johnson, built and remodeled theaters and drive-ins throughout Michigan. His company was called the Johnson Construction Co., and it was based out of Birmingham.

His son A.S. Johnson Jr. (Bud) compiled the Johnson theater projects and his list includes the 1943 "Main" theater project in Coldwater. The Cinema Treasures website says that the theater opened in 1942. A slide that Al Johnson's shot in June 1948 shows the theater as an "art deco" or "art moderne" style, with three red double doors with half-octagonal glass. This style epitomizes the more than forty theaters that Johnson Construction Co. built or remodeled between the 1930s and late 1940s. The building survives but is no longer in use as a theater.

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Main Theatre - JUNE 1948 FROM AL JOHNSON
JUNE 1948 FROM AL JOHNSON
Main Theatre - MAIN THEATRE COLDWATER PUBLICITY PHOTO - OSBORN STUDIO 1942 FROM ANDY GRAY
MAIN THEATRE COLDWATER PUBLICITY PHOTO - OSBORN STUDIO 1942 FROM ANDY GRAY
Main Theatre - RECENT SHOT
RECENT SHOT
Main Theatre - OLD POSTCARD SHOT
OLD POSTCARD SHOT
Main Theatre - RECENT PIC
RECENT PIC
Main Theatre - RECENT PIC
RECENT PIC
Main Theatre - RECENT PIC
RECENT PIC
Main Theatre - OLD PIC
OLD PIC
Main Theatre - DISGRACE
DISGRACE
Main Theatre - FALL 2019
FALL 2019
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