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Grand Rapids in 1856

Scene of early Grand Rapids viewed from the...



See also Cinema. Howard T. Reynolds, one of the sons-in-law of Joseph Poisson, owned this theater until he sold it, along with the Vogue and the Stocking, to Herbert R. Boshoven in early 1946 for $135,000. The sale took place just after the theater suffered a devastating fire from a short circuit in the wiring at 6:38 p.m. on Tuesday, February 19, 1946. The extra-alarm fire caused a loss of $26,745.43, while the theater's total value was given as only $29,000. John Muzzal was listed as the occupant or operator of the theater at the time of the fire. It became a Boshoven-Busic theater, owned by Herbert Boshoven, Jr., and Joseph Busic. The 1941 seating capacity was 530. It was known as the Family from the time of its construction until the early 1960's.

Howard T. Reynolds (1890-1955) married Marie L. Poisson (1894-1967). They are buried at Rosedale Memorial Park, Section C.

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