Sun Theatre - Grand Ledge MI

Address: 316 S Bridge St
City: Grand Ledge
State: MI
Zip: 48837
County: Eaton
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Theater Type: Small Town Movie Palace
Number of visits to this page: 7371
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General Information:

The Sun opened in 1931 and was going head-to-head with the Grand Theater which was a Butterfield house. A fire at the Grand destroyed the projection equipment so that gave the Sun an advantage. 7 years after the opening the theater was sold to Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Phillips. They began to further modernize the theater. The Sun instituted a "dish night" which was a popular promotional idea in the depression era.

Eventually the theater changed hands again and was taken over by Harold and Virginia Phillips who worked at the theater. They eventually sold the place in 1980 to father and son team Richard and Randy Ackerman. Sadly Richard passed away 1 year later. Randy sold the theater once again in 1989 to Chuck and Sandy Pantera who in turn sold it to Derek and Jessica Bennett in 1999.

The Bennet's owned the theater for 9 years and put in some nice upgrades while keeping the admission 2 dollars (wow!). In 2008, Chuck Pantera bought the theater back and he has owned it ever since as of 2022. He upgraded the projector to digital and installed a new "retro" marquee which is fantastic.

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Info Updates:
1/8/2004 - WaterWinterWonderland
This cute downtowner is still going strong, the owners have modernized the place with new seating, sound system, popcorn machine and carpeting. There are Saturday and Sunday Matinee's as well as nightly shows during the week at 7:15 with a 9:30 late show added on Friday and Saturday.
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Sun Theatre - MAY 2021
MAY 2021
Sun Theatre - MAY 2021
MAY 2021
Sun Theatre - FROM LANSING STATE JOURNAL
FROM LANSING STATE JOURNAL
Sun Theatre - OWNER SUN GRAND LEDGE CHUCK PANTERA
OWNER SUN GRAND LEDGE CHUCK PANTERA
Sun Theatre - INTERIOR
INTERIOR
Sun Theatre - INTERIOR
INTERIOR
Sun Theatre - AUDITORIUM
AUDITORIUM
Sun Theatre - OLD SIGN PRIOR TO NEW MARQUEE UPGRADE
OLD SIGN PRIOR TO NEW MARQUEE UPGRADE
Sun Theatre - AD JUNE 10 1969
AD JUNE 10 1969
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