Wealthy Theatre - Grand Rapids MI

Address: 1130 Wealthy St SE
City: Grand Rapids
State: MI
Zip: 49506
County: Kent
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Theater Type: Neighborhood House
Number of visits to this page: 9242
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AKA: Wealthy Street

Source: 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.

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Wealthy Theatre - EARLY 2000S FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
EARLY 2000S FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
Wealthy Theatre - Photo from early 2000's
Photo from early 2000's
Wealthy Theatre - INTERIOR SHOT
INTERIOR SHOT
Wealthy Theatre - OLD PHOTO
OLD PHOTO
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