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Historic Lake Geneva Theater Reopens

"Logan" starring Hugh Jackman is first movie

By: Holly Murphy, Age 15

After being closed for nearly seven years, the Geneva Theater has come back to life and looks better than ever. This newly renovated four screen theater will be showing first run movies and has 485 seats. It's located in downtown Lake Geneva and will be opening on Friday, March 3, 2017, on a limited schedule.  The film “Logan”, an X-Men movie, starring Hugh Jackman, will be their first movie.

Local businessman, Shad Branen, who restored the Burlington Plaza Theater, purchased the Geneva Theater in 2016. He put over 1.3 million dollars in improvements into this historic building, not including the cost of purchasing the property. There are three theaters on the first floor (with seating for 214, 100 and 78 respectively) and one on the second floor, that seats 92 people. Ther...