The Garden Theater re-opens yay!

I just got the official email and I thought it would be nice to pass it along.

The theater was built in the early 20th century and until now had fallen into disrepair. Theater-goers would not go there for the viewing pleasure, to be sure. People came out of nostalgic reasons.  It was sort of difficult to even see the movie with the old equipment. For the kids it was/is a treat, because they could and would go to the movies and meet with their friends without the parents – feeling just a bit more grown up than usual.  Many a Saturday night, during the summer, when the movie is over, you can see hoards of kids waiting for the parents to come and pick them up – but not before the traditional the trip across the street to the ~Cool Spot~ for ice cream.

I am posting the entire mail because it also give you a program of which movies they have lined up for all of us.  A visit to Frankfort should  include a visit to the Theater

Garden Theater

Re-Opens on Thursday!

that’s TODAY

Dear Wayfarer Lodgings,

Lights! Camera! Action! We are excited to inform you that The Garden Theater, which has undergone one heckuva transformation under its new ownership and the many, many improvements in the last year, will be re-opening its doors this Thursday, June 18!

Come experience The “NEW” Garden, featuring:

A new heating & cooling system

Upgraded sound system with Dolby Digital equipment

Restored Art Deco Painting

AND… brand new seats

Plus many more behind-the-walls improvements!

See you at the movies!


Upcoming shows at The Garden

Thursday, June 18, 7pm –

In celebration of the community effort behind the re-opening of The Garden, we will be airing a PBS documentary of the WE THE PEOPLE, The History of Frankfort Michigan. This was a joint project with FEAS High School and a grant received from PBS and the Michigan Department of Humanities.

At 8pm on Thursday we will show, just for fun, and a right of summer, American Graffiti (1973) for free…

Friday, June 19 – Wednesday, June 24, 8pm (each night)

Star Trek

(2009) – Blockbuster “re-boot” of the Star Trek franchise. Kirk, Spock, Uhura and the rest of the original crew are back… boldly going together…on their very first mission!

Rated PG-13.

Thursday, June 25, 7pm

Garrison Keillor: The Man on the Radio in the Red Shoes (2008) – Americas foremost humorist and commentator, Garrison Keillor, takes his skits and jokes, music and monologues across the country in his traveling radio show, spinning his stories into American gold. This free form, intimate look at the private man in the public spotlight goes behind the scenes of Americas most popular radio show, A Prairie Home Companion, and inside the imagination of the man who created it. FREE admission. Brought to you by Interlochen Public Radio.

Friday, June 26 – Thursday, July 2, 8pm

UP (2009) – The Disney Pixar gang is UP to their old tricks in this sky-high fantasy about friendship, love, and…Kevin??? Starring the voices of Ed Asner and Christopher Plummer. Rated PG.

Be sure to check our website to see What’s Showing and Upcoming Events!


New logo captures character of The Garden

The Garden is pleased to unveil its new logo (right), which was created by Greenlight Marketing , a full-service marketing agency located in Traverse City.

Greenlight Marketing graciously donated their time, expertise and talents to The Garden to craft a logo that we feel superbly captures the character and charm of The Garden.

“We feel honored to be a part of The Garden’s journey, and to join the many community members who have given of their time in restoring this northern Michigan landmark,” says Karl Bastian of Greenlight Marketing.


Become a Fan of The Garden!

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We hope to see all of you at The Garden soon! Remember “Live Long and Prosper” or “Live Long and buy lots of popcorn at The Garden”…


The Garden Theater

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