The Times Cinema opened June 17, Rather than waiting at the concession stand for food to be prepared, patrons are served while enjoying the movie. Those tables are not there to set an overpriced slushy and box of candy on however. Small grand opening ad is on this page at View link. Can two first runs succeed that close to each other? July 8, prev 1 of 2 next. 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.

But on Friday, Aug. Outpost, which also operates stores at E. The original owner, Ross J. Subscribe Daily Email Update. Ditch the ads, get free stuff. The Rosebud, with its sofa-viewing motif, offered first-run movies. While soda can always be found, a variety of draft beers, including a few Milwaukee labels to stay true to its roots, house wines and mixers are all available providing a truly relaxing evening. Widen plans on making sure the Rosebud stays a part of Wauwatosa for many more years to come.

It does not feel like one either. Here is a photo: Can two first runs succeed that close to each other?

Recent comments view all 15 comments. JimRankin on December 22, at 1: 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 Rosebud opened on October 22, as the Tosa Theater, which was extremely unusual during the depression. Inside the Bobblehead Museum by Jeramey Jannene.

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Specializing in repertory films, it may close if attendance does not increase substantially in the near future. Tired of seeing banner ads on Urban Milwaukee? You can view today’s paper or previous issues. Shot by a Michigan filmmaker, the film includes footage shot in Wauwatosa and other locations around Wisconsin.

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The Store N. Their ownership switched in and then again in when Lee Barczak of the Neighborhood Theater Group purchased the two.

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Widen said while he was initially sad at its closing, he is now ecstatic that the Rosebud and Times will stay the movie theaters that the neighborhood, and surrounding areas, have grown to love and depend upon.


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Wauwatosa girl’s curbside ice cream stand raises money for the hungry Wauwatosa News and Notes: The Bay View Rosebud, like the Wauwatosa business, will feature first-run and art house films in a single-screen theater, furnished with tables, sofas and chairs, and offering a dining service with beer, wine, closnig and other foods.

Those tables are not there to set an overpriced slushy and box of candy on however. July 8, prev 1 of 2 next. The Times Cinema opened in June in a former automobile repair building. Coming to the Rosebud the day of its reopening to see the spy-thriller The Bourne Legacy was year-old Brian Balfany, who was joined by his girlfriend.

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The story dratfhouse turning into something of a soap rosebbud in the area with the determined Hollis defiant to the end and appearing in several newspapers and broadcast outlets to plead his case. This theater and another in Milwaukee are now closed but may reopen after all of their current financial troubles are resolved: This opened on June 17th, They did not have much money for a large ad at the time.

The other theater in this group, the Towne in Watertown, WI, has been dropped from the website and the phone has been disconnected.

Ellsworth declined to comment on his discussions with Hollis.

AnchorBank of Madison had foreclosed on the mortgages, but the bank said today that the theaters will remain open. Widen said he screens every film before he decides to run it. Hollis, a former painting contractor, created the Rosebud in after redoing the former Tosa Theater, and sold it in The Rosebud has drafthuose through a multitude of changes over the years, and the most recent renovations are what has it surviving today.

Baldwin ran it for nine years until it was sold in to Ben Marcus. Unlike a multi-screen cinema that can show nearly every film release available, the Rosebud must be more selective with what it shows. It opened in as the Tosa Theater before being purchased and operated by Marcus Cinemas from From its opening in the humblest closijg times to its present day lure of a unique movie going experience, it has patrons coming back again and again.


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They may show their age compared to the new theaters built today, but their charm and unique aspects more than make up for it. Outpost plans to open an 8,square-foot store by next summer and will use additional space for its catering division.

Beyond the concession stand fare of soda, popcorn and candy, the Rosebud has expanded the restaurant side of the business to include new menu items like made-from-scratch pizzas, and paninis made with fresh ingredients. The Avalon had been expected to open in August but has been pushed back to reopen at an unspecified date insaid Brannan.

Soft, overstuffed black couches have replaced the cramped, hard seating that use to exist. The Times reopens on Friday, December 28, at 6 PM with a floodlight and a red-carpet runner after being dark since March when its lender began foreclosure proceedings.

Owner says Rosebud, Times theaters to close

The Rosebud originally was opened as the Tosa Theatre in October The Times Drfathouse opened June 17, Ditch the ads, get free stuff. The secret may be well hidden, but the patrons that frequent here are not complaining. Read more Press Releases. Many drastic changes took place, which included getting rid of the original theater seats and adding the kitchen and modern bathrooms, to give it the comfortable, homey feel it has today.