These theater seats could be yours!
The seats were installed in the historic Modjeska Theater on Mitchell Street in the 1940’s. They are welded together in groups of three and can be yours for just $10. The proceeds will support restoring the Modjeska Theater and the programs of Historic Milwaukee, Inc.
The Modjeska Theatre – named after Helena Modjeska, a renowned Polish actress who specialized in Shakespearean roles – was originally built in the 1920’s as a vaudeville and movie palace. In the 1940’s, the theater showed Polish films to cater to the large Polish community on Milwaukee’s south side, and had various other uses throughout the years following until it closed in 2010. The theater is undergoing renovations and will reopen this spring.
Chair sales will be available February 23, at 10:00 am.