Lake Theatre

194 E. Main Street,
Benton Harbor, MI 49022

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Previously operated by: Paramount-Publix, W.S. Butterfield Theaters Inc.

Architects: John Adolph Emil Eberson, Hans Teichert

Previous Names: Bijou Theatre

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Lake Theatre

A former movie house located along the main drag in Benton Harbor. The Bijou Theatre was opened September 16, 1907. It was remodeled in 1920 to the plans of architect John Eberson. A further remodel took place in May 1938 to the plans of architect/interior designer Hans R. Teichert, and it was renamed Lake Theatre. It closed in 1964 and was demolished in 1973.

Contributed by Bobby P.

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Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on May 1, 2011 at 7:04 am

Owned by Butterfield Circuit (Publix-Paramount).

More info and photos always welcome.

rivest266 on February 15, 2018 at 3:03 pm

This opened as Bijou on May 5th, 1907 and reopened as Lake on May 21st, 1938. Both grand opening ads in the photo section.

ad: Lake theatre openingLake theatre opening · Sat, May 21, 1938 – 7 · The News-Palladium (Benton Harbor, Michigan) ·

Broan on August 15, 2021 at 12:34 pm Remodeled by John Eberson in 1920

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