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, pizza and other foods. The Rosebud has stayed with its roots and shows a wide range of movies, from mainstream to more under-the-radar films. Here is a photo: The Rosebud has gone through a multitude of changes over the years, and the most recent renovations are what has it surviving today. JimRankin on June 25, at 2: Glazer has owned the Times Cinema, W. The drink selection also reflects the adult, comfortable atmosphere it has taken on.

The Rosebud originally was opened as the Tosa Theatre in October Rather than waiting at the concession stand for food to be prepared, patrons are served while enjoying the movie. The original owner, Ross J. Capitol Drive and at W. A sad day indeed. 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. Specializing in repertory films, it may close if attendance does not increase substantially in the near future.

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You must be an Urban Milwaukee member to leave a comment. The Rosebud is not your average movie theater, and Widen said its uniqueness and neighborhood ties are all part of the experience of seeing a film there.

Shot by a Michigan filmmaker, the film includes footage shot in Wauwatosa and other locations around Wisconsin. You must login before making a comment. Want to be emailed when a new comment is posted about this theater? Here is a photo: The Times specialized in classic and second-run films, with concerts, special events and a cult movie thrown in once in a while. This opened on June 17th, They did not have much money for a large ad at the time.

The name might sound familiar because it is an institution in Wisconsin and the surrounding states these days with around 50 locations.


While many theaters thrive on the teenage audience, and the Tosa Theater once did, the Rosebud likes being cinemz place for adults to escape to.

Widen plans on making sure the Rosebud stays a part of Wauwatosa for many more years to come. Avalon owner Craig Ellsworth said it could cloeing longer compete with modern, multi-screen cinemas. The Avalon also was the first Wisconsin movie theater built for movies with sound, said Brannan.

The Rosebud, with its sofa-viewing motif, offered first-run movies. People in the East Tosa neighborhood may stroll into Rosfbud Cinema Drafthouse for one of two reasons: He said he continues to market the 1,seat theater for conversion to office space.

Wauwatosa’s Rosebud upholds close-knit community after 83 years

Glazer has owned the Times Cinema, W. The Avalon opened in It opened in as the Tosa Theater before being purchased and operated by Marcus Cinemas from I have been to both closinh times. This week, the Times is showing a program of Oscar-nominated live-action short films. The story was turning into something of a soap opera in the rrosebud with the determined Hollis defiant to the end and appearing in several newspapers and broadcast outlets to plead his case.

LouRugani on February 22, at 3: Vlosing being closed for six long months, it’s a proud and exciting time to reopen the doors. A product of the remodeling, a few select comfortable chairs sit high over the rest of the crowd in a private box.

Wauwatosa girl’s curbside ice cream stand raises money for the hungry Wauwatosa News and Notes: 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 Bay View Rosebud will have to seats, about the size of the Wauwatosa theater. 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.


Just login to your account and subscribe to this theater. Tired of seeing banner ads on Urban Milwaukee? The Rosebud hides a special aspect high above the main seating, which almost no one knows about. Hollis, a former painting contractor, created the Rosebud in after redoing the former Tosa Theater, and sold it in You can view today’s paper or previous issues.

Owner says Rosebud, Times theaters to close

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.

Recent Comments frank closong schneiger on Beyond Bail: Rosrbud Store N. They may show their age compared to the new theaters built today, but their charm and unique aspects more than make up for it. Ellsworth declined to comment on his discussions with Hollis.

You must login before making a comment. The Rosebud has gone through a multitude of changes over the years, and the most recent renovations are what has it surviving today.

By Heather Ronaldson Cinemma. While the Rosebud was built strictly for cinema, the Avalon was constructed in and housed vaudeville. Leave a Reply You must be an Urban Milwaukee member to leave a comment.

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CSWalczak on April 10, at 2: And then there are the movies. Attendance numbers have not changed much since last year but revenue is up about 10 percent due to increased sales of 3D pictures this summer. For more updates on the Rosebud Cinema, Like them on Facebook.