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Movie Theaters >> Flynn Theatre


Address: 5861 Sawyer Rd
City: Sawyer State: MI Zip: 49125 Phone:  
County: Berrien
Notes:

The Flynn/Sawyer Theatre has been in front of my face the entire time. The 2017 street view photo below indicates the name is ensconced right on the front of the building. The structure is quite beautiful and was used for various purposes over the years as the articles below explain. The latest seems to have been a clothing store that has closed. Hopefully something new moves in to maintain the legacy of this building. The theater was built and opened in 1928 by Joe Flynn. Over the years, the management changed several times. In the late 1930's, the name change to the Sawyer seemed to have occurred as Mr. Flynn was no longer in direct control.

Beginning in the late 1940's or early 1950's, the building began to be used for a string of different enterprises including stores, an auction house and even a gathering place from time to time. The building survives until this day and looks to be in good shape.

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Open: 1928   Capacity: 400  
Owner: Joe Flynn, Baldwins from Bridgman
Number of visits to this page since Sept 2013: 602
 
 

8/24/2021 - Leslie Sullivan
The Flynn Theatre offices are now housing the Coastline Children's Film Festival and the Michigan office of Ann Krsul Architecture. The visual artist still has his studio space in the main theater area.
Flynn Theatre - DEC 31 1928 PHOTO
DEC 31 1928 PHOTO
Flynn Theatre - 31 DEC 1932 NEW MANAGERS
31 DEC 1932 NEW MANAGERS
Flynn Theatre - DEC 31 1931 ARTICLE
DEC 31 1931 ARTICLE
Flynn Theatre - 31 DEC 1929 ARTICLE ON JOHN FLYNN ORIGINAL OWNER
31 DEC 1929 ARTICLE ON JOHN FLYNN ORIGINAL OWNER
Flynn Theatre - 2017 STREET VIEW
2017 STREET VIEW
Flynn Theatre - 06 APR 1940
06 APR 1940
Flynn Theatre - 11 MAR 1935 MANAGEMENT CHANGE
11 MAR 1935 MANAGEMENT CHANGE
Flynn Theatre - 12 AUG 1939 BRIDGMAN MGMT TAKES OVER DROPS FLYNN NAME
12 AUG 1939 BRIDGMAN MGMT TAKES OVER DROPS FLYNN NAME
Flynn Theatre - 13 APR 1935 AD
13 APR 1935 AD
Flynn Theatre - 13 APR 1935 NEW MANAGEMENT
13 APR 1935 NEW MANAGEMENT
Flynn Theatre - 15 MAR 1951 FURNITURE MART OPENS IN BUILDINGS
15 MAR 1951 FURNITURE MART OPENS IN BUILDINGS
Flynn Theatre - 20 MAR 1940 LEASED TO CHICAGOAN
20 MAR 1940 LEASED TO CHICAGOAN
Flynn Theatre - 23 MAY 1939 SEEMS TO INDICATE NAME CHANGE
23 MAY 1939 SEEMS TO INDICATE NAME CHANGE
Flynn Theatre - 24 JUL 1985 NEW STORE MOVING IN TO BUILDING
24 JUL 1985 NEW STORE MOVING IN TO BUILDING
Flynn Theatre - 24 JUN 1932 AD
24 JUN 1932 AD
Flynn Theatre - 27 JUL 1987 AUCTION HOUSE MOVING IN
27 JUL 1987 AUCTION HOUSE MOVING IN
Flynn Theatre - 28 JUL 1994 USED FOR CONCERT
28 JUL 1994 USED FOR CONCERT
Flynn Theatre - 28 MAR 1939 THEATER IS SUED
28 MAR 1939 THEATER IS SUED
Flynn Theatre - 31 DEC 1932 AD
31 DEC 1932 AD
Flynn Theatre - 31 DEC 1940 OPERATING AS SAWYER THEATER
31 DEC 1940 OPERATING AS SAWYER THEATER
Flynn Theatre - ARTICLE INDICATING FLYNN AND SAWYER THEATER WERE SAME
ARTICLE INDICATING FLYNN AND SAWYER THEATER WERE SAME
Flynn Theatre - DEC 31 1932 AD
DEC 31 1932 AD
Flynn Theatre - JAN 22 1929 ARTICLE
JAN 22 1929 ARTICLE
Flynn Theatre - JUN 2 2000 ARTICLE ON MURALIST
JUN 2 2000 ARTICLE ON MURALIST

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