113 E. Aurora Street
Ironwood, MI 49938
Map & Directions
Wed, Thur, & Fri:
Noon - 4:30pm
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.
The first movie I saw at the Ironwood Theatre was Pennies from Heaven. I attended the theatre with my mother and father and my brother. That was the only time we went to a movie together. I did attend many movies at the theatre during my teenage years. What an amazing experience to sit in those seats looking up at the beautiful mural and the rich curtains. It was depression times and the theatre was (and is) a luxury. Just a beautiful place to be. Thank you for preserving the Ironwood Theatre. I wish I lived closer to enjoy the programs today.
Ruth Bier, a woman in her 80s, now living in St. Clair, MI
I remember going to the theatre every Saturday during the summer back in the 50's because it had a special deal for children for about 10 cents to watch a movie every Saturday for about 10 weeks or so. Unfortunately, I don't remember any of the titles. Also when I was in the high school band around 1962 or 1963, the band accompanied some local actors who put on a play called "Brigadoon" at the theatre. And also in 1962 the theatre showed the movie "Nick Adams, Adventures of a Young Man" starring Paul Newman and Richard Beymer and Jessica Tandy and some others and several of the scenes had been filmed in the Mellen and Saxon area and I had been able to go watch them film some of the scenes and obtained some autographs. I didn't understand the movie at the time but when they showed it on television in 2012 for the 50th anniversary, I watched it again and also bought the Hemmingway book it was based on and understood it better.
"Emdee", a woman in her 60s, now living in Illinois
I remember coming to Saturday matinee movies back in the late 50s. My girlfiends and I liked to sit in the second row of the balcony. One Saturday afternoon, a scary movie was showing. A couple of boys got down on the floor and belly-crawled under the seats, and during a really scary scene in the movie, one of them reached out and grabbed my friend by the ankle. She lept from her seat and screamed so loud, I thought for sure the manager would throw us out. My friend was ticked at me for days, but even I had to laugh with the boys at that one! Former Sleight School and LLW graduate, now living in Florida.