Ironwood Theatre - Ironwood Michigan

Theatre Location

113 E. Aurora Street
Ironwood, MI 49938
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Wed, Thur, & Fri:
Noon - 4:30pm
Tel: 906-932-0618
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109 E. Aurora Street
Ironwood, MI 49938
(Two doors west of the main theatre entrance)

Operation of the Historic Ironwood Theatre is supported in part by an award from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Past Events

"Five Flicks" - The Civilian Conservation Corps

Show Dates:

Saturday, Apr. 25, 2015
Saturday, Apr. 25, 2015

DUE TO THE LOW COST OF TICKETS FOR THESE MOVIES (INC. SOME FREE) NO ON-LINE TICKET SALES WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR THESE EVENTS

Come join us as we explore various aspects of the history of America at work through popular film.  A subsidiary event to the MI Humanities Council presentation of The Way We Worked Exhibit at the Downtown Art Place (DAP).  Admission to TWWW movies is just $5.00 each

The movies to be shown are:

  • Chaplin's Modern Times: The Little Tramp struggles to survive in the modern, industrialized world.
  • The Civilian Conservation Corps: The PBS documentary tells the story of the CCC and how this New Deal program put three million men to work.
  • Desk Set: Katherine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy RomCom. Computer salesman and librarian clash over the computerization of a TV network's research department. Presented in cooperation wirth the Ironwood Carnegie Library. Check out the display at the library in the weeks prior to the movie screening.
  • The Molly Maguires: Sean Connery and Richard Harris play Irish immigrant miners who retaliate against harsh PA mining conditions with sabotage and murder.  Also stars Samantha Eggar.
  • The Cradle Will Rock: Directed by Tim Robbins, the film focuses on a leftist musical drama and attempts to stop its production. The star-studded cast includes Susan Sarandon, Hank Azaria, Bill Murray, John Cusack, Joan Cusack and Vanessa Redgrave in this true story of politics and art in the 1930s. 


Bill Jamerson presents Dollar-A-Day Boys

Show Dates:

Saturday, Apr. 25, 2015

Troubador Bill Jamerson's musical tribute to the Civilian Conservation Corps: heartfelt stories and hilarious tales from the 1930s!

This CCC was a federal works program that provided employment to more than 3.5 million men - young and old. CCC "campers" came to Wisconsin's northwoods and Michigan's UP from Chicago and Milwaukee and other towns in Wisconsin to spend long days planting trees and building roads. Many of the projects completed by corps members are still in evidence today. The story of the CCC has universal appeal because it is about giving underdogs a second chance. Great stories, foot-tapping songs and a short video make this a must see experience. Bill extends a special invitation to the children and grandchildren of CCC "alum" to bring their CCC photo albums and memorabilia; to share stories about their relatives with the audience.

Since 1992, Bill Jamerson has researched the CCC. He produced a documentary for Michigan PBS, recorded a CD of songs, and wrote a historical novel. He presents "Dollar-A-Day Boys" all across the Midwest.

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Come to the theatre before Bill's show and catch the PBS CCC documentary.  Two screenings - 11:00 am & 2:00 pm.  Then join us as every Saturday as we explore various aspects of the history of America at work through popular film.  The movie series is a subsidiary event to the MI Humanities Council presentation of The Way We Worked Exhibit at the Downtown Art Place (DAP). 

The movies to be shown are:

  • Chaplin's Modern Times (4/18/15) The Little Tramp struggles to survive in the modern, industrialized world. (YOU MISSED IT!)
  • The Civilian Conservation Corps (4/25/15):  PBS documentary tells the story of the CCC and how this New Deal program put three million men to work.
  • Desk Set (5/2/15) : Katherine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy RomCom. Computer salesman and librarian clash over the computerization of a TV network's research department. Presented in cooperation wirth the Ironwood Carnegie Library. Check out the display at the library in the weeks prior to the movie screening.
  • The Molly Maguires (5/9/15) : Sean Connery and Richard Harris play Irish immigrant miners who retaliate against harsh PA mining conditions with sabotage and murder.  Also stars Samantha Eggar.
  • The Cradle Will Rock (5/16/15): Directed by Tim Robbins, the film tells the story of a leftist musical drama and attempts to stop production. The star-studded cast includes Susan Sarandon, Hank Azaria, Bill Murray, John Cusack, Joan Cusack and Vanessa Redgrave in this true story of work programs, politics and art in the 1930s. 


"Five Flicks" - Modern Times

Show Dates:

Saturday, Apr. 18, 2015

DUE TO THE LOW COST OF TICKETS FOR THESE MOVIES (INCLUDING SOME FREE) NO ON-LINE TICKET SALES WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR THESE EVENTS

The Way We WorkedCome join us as we explore various aspects of the history of America at work through popular film.  A subsidiary event to the MI Humanities Council presentation of The Way We Worked Exhibit (TWWW) at the Downtown Art Place (DAP).  Admission to most TWWW movies is just $5.00 each, and a couple are completely free of charge. Check individual listings for details.

The movies to be shown are:

  • Chaplin's Modern Times: The Little Tramp struggles to survive in the modern, industrialized world.
  • The Civilian Conservation Corps: The PBS documentary tells the story of the CCC and how this New Deal program put three million men to work.
  • Desk Set: Katherine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy RomCom. Computer salesman and librarian clash over the computerization of a TV network's research department. Presented in cooperation wirth the Ironwood Carnegie Library. Check out the display at the library in the weeks prior to the movie screening.
  • The Molly Maguires: Sean Connery and Richard Harris play Irish immigrant miners who retaliate against harsh PA mining conditions with sabotage and murder.  Also stars Samantha Eggar.
  • The Cradle Will Rock: Directed by Tim Robbins, the film focuses on a leftist musical drama and attempts to stop its production. The star-studded cast includes Susan Sarandon, Hank Azaria, Bill Murray, John Cusack, Joan Cusack and Vanessa Redgrave in this true story of politics and art in the 1930s. 


Friday Freebies ~ Silent movie shorts and a cartoon

Show Dates:

Friday, Apr. 17, 2015

To kick off our "Five Flicks"film series as part of the Smithsonian's The Way We Worked (TWWW) exhibit at the Downtown Art Place, will will show two short silent films accompanied on the Barton organ by Andrew Rogers, staff organist at the Michigan Theatre in Ann Arbor.  And a classic Tom & Jerry cartoon 

Charlie Chaplin in The FloorWalker. The "Little Tramp" is a customer who creates chaos in a department store and becomes entangled in a a nefarious embezzlement scheme.

Behind the Scenes in the Machine Age  1930s US government propaganda piece about the wonders of the American production line. Addresses challenges of the machine age, job gains and losses, and women in the workplace.

The Cat Concerto See Tom & Jerry do battle inside a grand piano. Academy Award winner for Best Cartoon of 1947

If you have never seen a silent movie accompanied on the Barton organ, do yourself a favor and come on out to these free movies. Andrew Rogers is a master acompanist - you will not soon forget the experienece of your first silent movie.

This is a special bonus event - free of charge - to kick of our "Five Flicks" movie series. See below for details of the other films to be screened.

The Way We WorkedCome join us as we explore various aspects of the history of America at work through popular film.  A subsidiary event to the MI Humanities Council presentation of The Way We Worked Exhibit (TWWW) at the Downtown Art Place (DAP).  Admission to most TWWW movies is just $5.00 each, and a couple are completely free of charge. Check individual listings for details.

The movies to be shown are:

  • Chaplin's Modern Times: The Little Tramp struggles to survive in the modern, industrialized world.
  • The Civilian Conservation Corps: The PBS documentary tells the story of the CCC and how this New Deal program put three million men to work.
  • Desk Set: Katherine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy RomCom. Computer salesman and librarian clash over the computerization of a TV network's research department. Presented in cooperation wirth the Ironwood Carnegie Library. Check out the display at the library in the weeks prior to the movie screening.
  • The Molly Maguires: Sean Connery and Richard Harris play Irish immigrant miners who retaliate against harsh PA mining conditions with sabotage and murder.  Also stars Samantha Eggar.
  • The Cradle Will Rock: Directed by Tim Robbins, the film focuses on a leftist musical drama and attempts to stop its production. The star-studded cast includes Susan Sarandon, Hank Azaria, Bill Murray, John Cusack, Joan Cusack and Vanessa Redgrave in this true story of politics and art in the 1930s. 


The Church of Cash

Show Dates:

Saturday, Mar. 14, 2015

A Tribute to The Man in Black - Johnny Cash!
Jay “Jayder” Kalk formed Church of Cash in sunny Honolulu back in 2010. With an uncanny grasp of the Man in Black’s catalog and many years of experience touring the United States, Europe, and Asia, Jayder has returned to his Minnesota home to spread the gospel of one of the world’s most important and enduring songwriters. The Church of Cash is true to the music of Johnny Cash. As one reviewer recently stated: "...singer Jayder’s deep baritone voice sings like a prairie breeze and stomps like a boot heel."  That description alone ought to be enough to get you out to experience this performance. Church of Cash is not a country band. Church of Cash is a tribute band with the express purpose of honoring the indelible legacy of Johnny Cash. Road-tested and always road-ready, The Church of Cash celebrates the soul of American music.

The Church of Cash is absolutely loyal to the songs and the message that Johnny left to all of us - and in a way that no one else can match. The band brilliantly keeps his memory and his message alive with a youthful spirit that keep audiences completely entertained.  So whether you consider yourself a country music fan or not, this one show not to be missed.


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