90th anniversary

Ionia Theatre celebrates 90 years with ‘The Cat Screamed at Midnight’

Opened in 1931 as a stage for vaudeville performers, the iconic Ionia Theatre soon transitioned into the “talkies” with its first picture show: the 1930 movie “Lightnin’” starring Will Rogers.

Since then the theater has been a beloved venue for decades of entertainment for Ionia-area families.