Opened in 1915, the Mineral Point Opera House is still offering live music performances and film screenings for the community of folks who live ‘where Wisconsin began.’ We are told that JFK spoke here during his presidential campaign, and that during the years when vaudeville was big the performers here included George Burns, Jack Benny, Minny Pearl, and many others who none of us have ever heard of. After the fall of vaudeville, the Opera House became a movie house showing all of the latest newsreels and films of the early days of Hollywood. Then the place fell into some disrepair still showing movies and hosting musical acts for a number of years before, finally, an extensive renovation was completed in 2009 giving us the wonderful intimate theater that the Opera House is today. There is a full schedule of musical acts who perform here now…plus, the Mineral Point Film Festival screens new films here every November. We can’t wait to attend our first performance in this cozy theater. . .who will we see? Hmmmm, maybe Iris Dement on June 15, maybe indeed. You can check out more about the Mineral Point Opera House by simply Googling it. . .or you can go straight to the website at http://www.mineralpointoperahouse.org. . .lots of interesting stuff to read about this place–enjoy!
I send you ‘istoric vibes from the Mineral Point Opera House. . .feel them. . .they are full of the human desire to express ourselves–jaaaa!!
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It’s lovely out there.