Our Theatre

737 Leonard Street,
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

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Previously operated by: W.S. Butterfield Theaters Inc.

Functions: Workshop

Previous Names: Grand Rapids Civic Theatre

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Our Theatre

The Our Theatre opened on January 22, 1929 with seating 1,122. It remained in operation as a motion picture theatre until 1964 when it closed. A little later it was reopened as the Grand Rapids Civic Theatre until the 1970’s when the Civic Theatre moved into the old Majestic Theatre. It is now home to the Hyatt Theatrical Lighting and Supply.

Contributed by Chuck Van Bibber

Recent comments (view all 4 comments)

AmyZ on February 17, 2009 at 1:31 am

I grew up by this theater, and was thrilled to get some information on it, as it has always caught my eye, with the classic sign and architecture. My dad saw “The Wizard of Oz” here as a kid. The flying monkeys scared him so much that he had to leave and ran all the way home.

DocF on August 3, 2016 at 4:14 am

I managed this place while I was in college. We were operating only Friday, Saturday and Sunday. This had to be back in 1963 as we discussed if we should close when President Kennedy was shot. We decided we needed to stay open so parents could have a place to send their kids.

We operated on the cheap and still could not make much money, but I had a great time and learned a lot about the business.

rivest266 on February 24, 2024 at 11:56 pm

Opened on March 22nd, 1929. Small ad posted.

rivest266 on February 26, 2024 at 7:48 pm

Closed or stopped its listings in 1964

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