Located in Jackson, Michigan
We are offering a variety of packages for this weekend
The Michigan Military Heritage Museum investigation is
first come, first serve
You must be at least 18 years of age to attend
Construction of the Michigan Theatre of Jackson started in 1928 and finally opened on April 30, 1930. On May 8, 1980, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The original owners, Butterfield Theatres, ceased operations in 1978 and on August 24, 1992, The Michigan Theatre of Jackson Inc acquired the building from the city. Their hard work continues to this day to restore and operate the theatre; it is also a non-profit. In 2012, the staff was awarded a Michigan Historic Preservation Award for the continuous restoration efforts.
The building’s exotic Spanish style, lavish interior plasterwork, ornate polychrome terra cotta facade, carved walnut furniture, plush wool carpeting, heavy damask draperies, stained glass light fixtures, and oil paintings entertained the patrons as much as the attractions on the stage and screen. It was also the first building in downtown Jackson with air conditioning. The theatre is a three story building that consists of the auditorium, the three story tall entrance, two paired Italian Romanesque-inspired windows, a Spanish Baroque tower, a marquee dating back to the 1940s, concession counter, and office space and an apartment on the second and third floors.