ROSEBUD CINEMA DRAFTHOUSE CLOSING

Hollis, a former painting contractor, created the Rosebud in after redoing the former Tosa Theater, and sold it in The Rosebud has stayed with its roots and shows a wide range of movies, from mainstream to more under-the-radar films. A product of the remodeling, a few select comfortable chairs sit high over the rest of the crowd in a private box. Many drastic changes took place, which included getting rid of the original theater seats and adding the kitchen and modern bathrooms, to give it the comfortable, homey feel it has today. Want to be emailed when a new comment is posted about this theater? All photos by Angela Morgan.

Ditch the ads, get free stuff. This theater and another in Milwaukee are now closed but may reopen after all of their current financial troubles are resolved: Since moviegoers will be eating in the dark, Gigl said, there has been a lot of thought put into the menu items for this reason. Ellsworth declined to comment on his discussions with Hollis. Prior to the change, Widen was handling tasks outside of his comfort zone like running the kitchen. After being closed for six long months, it’s a proud and exciting time to reopen the doors.

The Times specialized in classic and second-run films, with concerts, special events and a cult movie thrown in once in a while. The movies that are shown directly reflect the audience it has.

You must login before making a comment. The Rosebud originally closinv opened as the Tosa Theatre in October This theater and the Rosebud have been closed; reopening depends on a successful resolution of their financial problems.

While many theaters thrive on the teenage audience, and the Tosa Theater once did, the Rosebud rksebud being a place for adults to escape to. While the rich history of the theater is still apparent, it provides a new and innovative way to go out to the movies and still get the comfort of home. Read more Press Releases. The foreclosure, he said, is connected to a cross-collateralization with some of his cinemq properties.

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Owner says Rosebud, Times theaters to close

While this living room type movie theater seems like an ingenious idea, only a few places around the country are like the Rosebud. If you are an existing member, sign-in to leave a comment. Since then, it has changed ownership twice before closing earlier this year when the property, along with the Times Cinema, West Vliet Streetwent into foreclosure. The night will begin with a short ceremony at 6: LouRugani on February 22, at 3: He and his family lived across the street from the Rosebud.

AnchorBank of Madison had foreclosed on the mortgages, but the bank said today that the theaters will remain open. AnchorBank of Madison had foreclosed on the mortgages, but the bank said today that the theaters will remain open.

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He has owned the Rosebud Cinema Drafthouse, W. She said the Rosebud, which will show movies only at night, will be compatible with the natural foods store, which operates drafthpuse the day. Trolleyguy on August 23, at 6: Widen said he screens every film before he decides to run it. The last film screened at the Avalon was Here is a photo: All photos by Angela Morgan. While the Rosebud was built strictly for cinema, the Avalon was constructed in and housed vaudeville.

I have been to both many times. Hollis said the Wauwatosa Rosebud began turning a profit its second year, thanks to the dining service, unusual furnishings and a fun atmosphere drawing customers from throughout the Milwaukee area.

And despite negotiations to renew or refinance his loan, Glazer said he was unable to do so. A big change from its original popcorn-only beginnings, the theater now serves a full menu including pizza that is delivered to you in your seat.

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Prior to the change, Widen was handling tasks outside of his comfort zone like running the kitchen. Avalon owner Craig Ellsworth said it could no longer compete with modern, multi-screen cinemas.

About Us Job Openings. After being closed for six long months, it’s a proud and exciting time to reopen the doors. Baldwin worked as the projectionist, his wife, Dorothy, sold tickets.

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After owner David Glazer said the two theaters would close during the first week of MarchAnchorBank spokesman Timothy Carter said Hollis was hired by Siegel-Gallagher, the court-appointed receiver of the properties, to begin operating the theaters beginning March 1 throughout receivership while a new owner is found. It opened in as the Tosa Theater before being purchased and operated by Marcus Cinemas from Capitol Drive and at W.

Hollis, a former painting contractor, created the Rosebud in after redoing the former Tosa Theater, and sold it in The Rosebud opened on October 22, as the Tosa Theater, which was extremely unusual during the depression.

While its sister theater, The Times Theater, is planning on getting a face lift soon, the Rosebud has found its niche and plans on keeping it.

People in the East Tosa neighborhood may stroll into Rosebud Cinema Drafthouse for one of two reasons: They may show their age compared to the new theaters built today, but their charm and unique aspects more than make up for it. Hollis, a former painting contractor, created the Rosebud in after redoing the former Tosa Theater, and sold it in Need to report an error?

For more updates on the Rosebud Cinema, Like them on Facebook. After owner David Glazer said the two theaters would close during the first week of MarchAnchorBank spokesman Timothy Carter said Hollis was hired by Siegel-Gallagher, the court-appointed receiver of the properties, to begin operating the theaters beginning March 1 throughout receivership while a new owner is found.

A product of the remodeling, a few select comfortable chairs sit high over the rest of the crowd in a private box.