If you have not been downtown lately, what are you waiting for? There are so many great finds, cool buildings and things going on.
The Time Theater is just one of the many great buildings that Oshkosh history has to offer. It is currently being utilized as a multi-purpose theater established to provide an affordable venue for the theater, music, dance and film arts in the city of Oshkosh. By utilizing the vacant Time Cinema building at 445 N. Main Street, contributions go towards the revitalization of downtown Oshkosh.
This Friday night, along with every other Friday night is the Friday Fright Night series. This Friday, The Time theatre is showing Plan 9 from Outer Space. Friday Fright Night presents classic 50’s and 60’s Sci-Fi + Horror movies in a theater setting. Admission is free. Soda, popcorn and beer are available with a donation. Doors open at 7:30 pm and the movie starts at 8:00 pm.
Some interesting historical facts about the theartre.
The entire northern portion of the 400 block was destroyed in the July, 1874 Second Great Fire and was consequently rebuilt. 445 N. Main shows year built as 1874, according to the city assessor.
The building was first a theatre in 1908 – called the Superba Theatre.
1911 – Changed to the Rex Theatre
•1912 First Motion Picture show in Oshkosh at the Rex
•1914 – Changed to New Peoples Theatre (Northside) during the “People’s Theatre Movement”
•1915 – Changed back to the Rex Theatre until 1949 when it became the Time Cinema
•1980s – one of only 4 “piggyback” twin cinemas in the state of WI (Northwestern)
•1990s – Rebel Alliance Theatre
•2007 – Community Theater Group of Oshkosh
The Time Community Theater was crafted by people interested in developing a place for community activity and creating a platform for local talent to perform.