Downtown Kalamazoo Theatres

Theatres and Locations: 1866-1938

Locations and information about theatres in downtown Kalamazoo, from the construction of its first opera house in 1866 to the final renovation of the Uptown in 1938.


Information compiled and portions designed © 1995 by J. P. Jenks. Information compiled from Kalamazoo City Directory listings, details obtained in researching newspaper reports published at the time by the Kalamazoo Gazette and Kalamazoo Telegraph Press, Sanborn Fire Insurance maps, Kalamazoo County Warranty Deeds and numerous other sources. All rights reserved. No part of this information may be copied or duplicated except for personal use or non-commercial research without written permission of the author.

Additional Resources


A History of Theater in Kalamazoo 

  • Pixley, Jorge V.
  • 1958
  • H 792 P694

Theater in Kalamazoo from 1860-1890 

  • Johns, Marion
  • 1955
  • H 792 J65

Local History Room Files

Subject File: Theater

Subject File: Elite Theater

Subject File: Majestic Theater