Wayland Theatre

Address: West Superior Street
City: Wayland
State: MI
Zip: 49348
County: Allegan
Open: 1941
Capacity: 411
Owner History:
Number of visits to this page: 1692
Notes:

This theater was built in the late 1930's by the family who is also involved with the Park Theater in Augusta. They also built a theater in Cedar Springs and Galesburg. The article below details that toward the end.

Info Updates:
11/9/2005 - Beth Bourque
This is a photo of the theater from my own youth in Wayland, Michigan. It was situated on West Superior Street. I spent hours and hours and hours waiting on the curb for my parents to pick me up after a movie. This old Art Deco style theater held 411 seats plus another 8 or so in the upstairs crying room. I know that because my grandmother used to be the janitor there and I counted them one Saturday morning when I accompanied her to do her work. The shows were Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings and once in a while they had some special Saturday matinee show for kids. In the sixties, a kid with 35 cents could get pay the price of admission and get a box of popcorn. It was the place to be on Friday nights at 7 p.m.
 Photos:3
Wayland Theatre - OLD PHOTO COURTESY BETH BOURQUE
OLD PHOTO COURTESY BETH BOURQUE
Wayland Theatre - BATTLE CREEK ENQUIRER NOV 24 1974
BATTLE CREEK ENQUIRER NOV 24 1974
Wayland Theatre - OCT 13 2000 ARTICLE
OCT 13 2000 ARTICLE
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