Lake Cinema

8115 State Highway 57,
Baileys Harbor, WI 54202

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Styles: Quonset Hut

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Lake Cinema

Since it was opened October 12, 1947, the Lake Cinema in Baileys Harbor, Wisconsin had been the home of first-run and art house films until its closure in 2000. According to the Green Bay News-Chronicle, the theater was sold for $121,000 by former owner Gary Goebel and may be used for the bank branch’s future expansion.

The Lake Cinema, one of the last Quonset Hut-style theaters left in the country, was torn down in November 2001 following its sale to a neighboring bank. Its foundation has now been filled in with grass where once the most popular entertainment venue in the area had stood.

Contributed by Ross Melnick

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AndrewWillenson on January 18, 2004 at 9:50 am

How sad that a movie theater can not survive in such a major tourism area. It seems that the land the auditorium was on was to valuable to use as a movie theater. How unfortunate, and perhaps financially short-sighted.

kencmcintyre on July 1, 2009 at 5:18 pm

This site notes that the original owners of the Lake were the brothers Orville and Elton Voeks.

Texas2step on December 15, 2015 at 3:39 pm

Opened as the Lake Theatre on October 12, 1947.

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