Miramar Theatre

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Milwaukee WI, United States

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The Miramar Theatre was built in 1913 as the Miramar Movie House.It name was eventually changed to the Oakland Theatre, and motion pictures continued to be shown through the late forties.In July of 1954,Drama Incorporated,under the chairmanship of Fred Miller,head of the Miller Brewing Company,entered into an agreement to rent the Oakland Theatre for what would eventually become The Milwaukee Repertory Theater. On September 16th 1954,The Milwaukee Journal announced that the name selected through a “name-the-theatre” contest was the “Milwaukee City Circle”.The new name however was never used.Tragically,Fred Miller was killed in a small plane crash in December of that year,and the board of directors for Drama Inc. voted to name the theatre The Frederick C. Miller Memorial Theatre.The Fred Miller Theatre opened its doors january 25th, 1955.

The Fred Miller Theatre began operation under what is known as the star system.Throughout the fifties,show business luminaries such as Geraldine Brooks,Edward Everett Horton,Sylvia Sidney,Eva LeGallienne,John Kerr,Gloria Grahame,Geraldine Page,Uta Hagen,John Ireland,Fay Bainter,Monique Van Vooren and many others trod the Oakland Avenue boards.In 1969,after 138 productions,The Milwaukee Repertory Theater moved to the Todd Wehr Theater in the Performing Arts Center.

Contact Information

Address
2844 N Oakland Ave.
Milwaukee WI 53211
United States
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Phone
(414) 967-0302
Web
www.themiramartheatre.com/home/

Past Events

Friday 18 April 2014
4.18 BASS KITCHEN: PARTY FAVOR - TAGRM @ MIRAMAR
Party Favor, Kayjay, TAGRMConcert
Miramar Theatre
Milwaukee WI, United States
43.070453 -87.887553
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Saturday 22 February 2014
Brew City Bass 3 Year Party Feat. The Floozies and Muzzy
The Floozies, Muzzy, Late Night Radio, ArtifaktsConcert
Miramar Theatre
Milwaukee WI, United States
43.070453 -87.887553

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Saturday 8 February 2014
2.8 - ETC!ETC! - Bokken
ETC!ETC!Concert
Miramar Theatre
Milwaukee WI, United States
43.070453 -87.887553

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Saturday 25 January 2014
1.25 BASS KITCHEN: JUST BLAZE - DJ ABILITIES
Just Blaze, DJ Abilities, Uncle Ryan, bizzonConcert
Miramar Theatre
Milwaukee WI, United States
43.070453 -87.887553
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Sunday 1 December 2013
Shannon and the ClamsConcert Miramar Theatre
Milwaukee WI, United States
43.070453 -87.887553
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Thursday 17 October 2013
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Deletah, MCZConcert
Miramar Theatre
Milwaukee WI, United States
43.070453 -87.887553
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