Ideal Theatre - Flushing MI

Address: 123 E. Main St
City: Flushing
State: MI
Zip: 48433
County: Genesee
Open: 1916
Capacity:
Owner History:
Theater Type: Small Town Movie Palace
Number of visits to this page: 9872
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General Information:

Source: Flushing Sesquicentennial History

Built by John Cudeback in 1919. Was equipped with sound in the 1920s. The theatre was bought by Steven Germani in 1929, renaming it the "Princess". Germani then sold it to Edwin Dalton in 1935 wh name it the "Dawn". Dalton remodeled and expanded the theatre, including a new front, but the coming of television forced it to close in 1960. The building was purchased and razed by Walter Todd for his new real estate headquarters.

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Info Updates:
12/18/2003 - Box Office Magazine
1960 - Fred Walker, a businessman at Flushing, and Mrs. Walker, are buying the Dawn Theatre there from Edwin P. Dalton. The house was operated in the interim by William Goza. Chrysler will handle the buying and booking of film.
12/18/2003 - Box Office Magazine
June 1959 - The Dawn Theatre at Flushing, recently operated by Edwin P. Dalton, as well as by Art Sills, is being taken over by Mrs. William Goza. Floyd Chrysler of Chrysler Associated Theatres will buy and book film for her.
12/18/2003 - Box Office Magazine
July 1959 - Mrs. William Goya has closed the Dawn at Flushing.
12/18/2003 - Box Office Magazine
May 1960 - Mr. and Mrs. Fred Walker are closing the Dawn at Flushing.
 Photos:4
Ideal Theatre - Photo from early 2000's
Photo from early 2000's
Ideal Theatre - OLD SHOT
OLD SHOT
Ideal Theatre - AS THE DAWN
AS THE DAWN
Ideal Theatre - OLD SHOT
OLD SHOT
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