Wealthy Theatre

Address: 1130 Wealthy St SE
City: Grand Rapids
State: MI
Zip:
County: Kent
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Owner History:
Number of visits to this page: 8419
Notes: AKA: Wealthy Street
Info Updates:
9/9/2012 - Jim Fahlstedt
This ancient theater was built by the Poisson family and ran vaudeville when it opened! The Poissons, Reynolds and Johnson families intermarried and Butterfield and Johnson ended up running the Wealthy as an art house. This was a fairly successful enterprise. I worked there and we could pack the joint when we had a Bridget Bardot film or an Ingmar Bergmann film. The manager when I worked there was the late Earl Smith. The regular operator (projectionist) was Woody Gillette and the box office was handled by an English lady named Marge Smith. This is the last place in Grand Rapids that I expected to survive.
1/14/2010 - Unknown
Wealthy Theatre
Current phone: 616-459-4788 x130
Current Website: www.wealthytheatre.org
Owned by Grand Rapids Community Media Center
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Wealthy Theatre - EARLY 2000'S FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
EARLY 2000'S FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
Wealthy Theatre - Photo from early 2000's
Photo from early 2000's
Wealthy Theatre - OLD PHOTO
OLD PHOTO
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