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. Just login to your account and subscribe to this theater. Widen describes the Rosebud like many of his customers would. 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. Short tables sit between the couches for a completed living room feel. The new theater will be a welcome addition to the neighborhood, said Carol Voss, a spokeswoman for the Bay View Neighborhood Association.

Avalon owner Craig Ellsworth said it could no longer compete with modern, multi-screen cinemas. LouRugani on February 22, at 3: Trolleyguy on August 23, at 6: New life for Rosebud, Times theaters? After owner David Glazer said the two theaters would close during the first week of March , AnchorBank 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. The drink selection also reflects the adult, comfortable atmosphere it has taken on.

This theater and another in Milwaukee are now closed but may reopen after all of their current financial troubles are resolved: Widen plans on making sure the Rosebud stays a part of Wauwatosa for many more years to come. After wauwatosaa David Horth 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.

Hollis originally hoped to buy and reopen the Avalon, but dropped that plan because it would have been too expensive.

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The secret may be well hidden, but the patrons that frequent here are not complaining. A sad day indeed. Those tables are not there to set an overpriced slushy and box of candy on however. 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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She said the Rosebud, which will show movies only at night, will be compatible with the natural foods store, which operates during the day. The drink selection also reflects the adult, comfortable atmosphere it has taken on.

The name might sound familiar because it is an institution in Wisconsin and the surrounding states these days with around 50 locations. Soft, overstuffed black couches have replaced the cramped, hard seating that use to exist. While this living room type movie theater seems like an ingenious idea, only a few places around the country are like the Rosebud.

Ellsworth declined to comment on his discussions with Hollis. He expects to finance the project mainly with cash generated by the Wauwatosa cinema and a bank loan.

While many theaters thrive on the teenage audience, and the Tosa Theater once did, the Rosebud likes being a place for adults to escape to. You must login before making a comment. The main showing area that houses the one screen does not look anything like a regular theater.

The Rosebud opened on October 22, as the Tosa Theater, which was extremely unusual during the depression. The new theater will be a welcome addition to the neighborhood, said Carol Voss, a spokeswoman for the Bay View Neighborhood Association. Can two draftbouse runs succeed that close to each other? He said he continues to market the 1,seat theater for conversion to office space.

When the theater first opened however, an array of articles and advertisements in the local paper got citizens excited for the new theater.

The south side neighborhood has seen an influx of new drarthouse, which has increased property values and attracted several new retailers along Kinnickinnic Ave.

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Capitol Drive and at W. Baldwin ran it for nine years until it was sold in to Ben Marcus. It is known for its decorative facade, ornate ceiling that depicts twinkling stars and a Wurlitzer pipe organ. Short tables sit between the couches roxebud a completed living room feel. 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.

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Hollis, a former painting contractor, created the Rosebud in after redoing the former Tosa Theater, and sold it in Widen describes the Rosebud like many of his customers would. CSWalczak on April 10, at 2: 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.

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

The Bay View Rosebud will have to seats, about the size of the Wauwatosa theater.

He tries not to let his own judgment stop him from playing films others might like. Outpost plans to open an 8,square-foot store by next summer rsoebud will use additional space for its catering division. The Rosebud hides a special aspect high above the main seating, which almost no one knows about.

Just login to your account and subscribe to this theater. Pulling back a curtain allows the owners, their families and a few lucky people that buy the box at an auction to have a perfect view of the movie.