Ward Theater

218 S. Main Street,
Mount Pleasant, MI 48858

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Architects: Lavern R. Bennett, Eugene D. Straight

Firms: Bennett & Straight

Functions: Church

Styles: Streamline Moderne

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WARD Theatre, Mount Pleasant, Michigan, 1940s.

The former Ward Theater in Mount Pleasant, Michigan was opened on August 8, 1937. Operated by G.A. Ward & Lee Ward who also operated the Broadway Theatre around the corner (it has its own page on Cinema Treasures). The Ward Theater was still open in 1957. It is now a church.

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Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on November 19, 2005 at 9:20 pm

Here is a link to a 1948 shot of this movie house.

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kencmcintyre on May 27, 2007 at 9:26 pm

The theater was donated to the church for $100 in 2000 by John Loeks, owner of Jack Loeks Theaters, according to the church website:

kencmcintyre on November 16, 2007 at 3:34 pm

Here is a 1999 article about repairs to the theater:

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on June 12, 2009 at 9:58 pm

The May 29, 1937, issue of Boxoffice Magazine said that ground had been broken for the Ward Theatre. The house was being built for G.A. and Lee Ward, who already operated the Broadway Theatre in Mt. Pleasant.

The Ward Theatre, designed by the Dearborn firm of Bennett & Straight, was to have 900 seats, with 700 on the main floor and 200 in a mezzanine. The August 7, 1937, issue of Boxoffice Magazine said that the Ward Theatre was scheduled to open Sunday, August 8.

kencmcintyre on September 11, 2009 at 4:46 pm

This site discusses the theater and its current occupant:

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