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Update July 3, 2022: After examining the old photos and the current street views, I have determined the current address of the theater is 108 E Center St. I am not sure if the old address I had was wrong or the numbering changed over the years. There is a distinctive building across from the theater and down a few doors. Based on the views Andy provided, you can see the window pattern matches 158 E Center which is currently a barber shop. 221 E. Center would be well down the street and there are no buildings in that block really. See my comparison photos below for details.
Source: Andy Gray
The Ideal Theatre, at 221 E. Center Street in Ithaca, Michigan. was a 1938 remodeling project for my grandfather's Johnson Construction Company. A newer bank building and a parking lot now occupy the site where the theater stood. Al Johnson left us with several color images that he took several years after remodeling the theater. The first is a street view taken in June 1949. A 1948 film "The Dude Goes West" appears on the marquee.
He shot the next street view in June 1950 when "Key to the City" was being shown. The last five color slides were taken inside the theater in September 1952. It's not known who the artist was, but the elaborate pastel murals in these images are very similar to murals in other Johnson theater projects (e.g. Flatroc, Harbor, Rapids and the "new" Hudson). The last slide shows a painting, perhaps by a local artist, showing a farm scene with cows, sheep and two horse-drawn sulkies.