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.

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2844 N Oakland Ave.
Milwaukee WI 53211
United States
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(414) 967-0302

Upcoming Events

Friday 11 September 2015
9.11 Hucci – PHNM @ Miramar
Hucci, phnmConcert
Miramar Theatre
Milwaukee WI, United States
43.070453 -87.887553
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