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Historic Vista Theater/Peninsula Arts Appreciation Council

Historic Vista Theater/Peninsula Arts Appreciation Council
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In the early 1910’s, Jafet Rytkonen was a partner in the Star Theater and Liberty Theaters in Negaunee, but he had a desire for a larger, grander theater.  Jafet and his associates traveled to theaters all over the world, taking note of each theater’s best features. He then hired architect David E. Anderson to design “the grandest vaudeville and movie theater north of Milwaukee and east of Minneapolis.”  Ground for the theater was broken in 1925.  A naming contest was held, and

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