Chief Theatre

221 N. Rochester Street,
Mukwonago, WI 53149

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Functions: Retail

Previous Names: Vista Theatre

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Built on the site of the Hotel Theatre (1913-1927) which was destroyed by fire. The Vista Theatre was opened in 1928. Later renamed Chief Theatre it was closed in 1957. It was then used as an auction barn. It has had its auditorium gutted and retail shops built into the side.

Contributed by trolleyguy

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Bruce C.
Bruce C. on August 28, 2010 at 7:35 am

The book “Historic Movie Theatres of Wisconsin: Nineteenth Century Opera Houses through 1950s Playhouses, Town by Town” by Konrad Schiecke doesn’t list a Chief Theatre in Mukwonago. He lists the Vista (at 222 North Rochester Street) and the Hotel Theatre (at 221 North Rochester Street). This is confusing since he says the Hotel Theatre burned down in 1927 and the Vista was built on its site but then gives an address for the Vista which is across the street.

Trolleyguy on January 21, 2023 at 10:35 am

221 N Rochester is the correct address for the former Chief Theatre.

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