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"Marqueetown" Special Screening and Fundraiser Coming to Rogers Theatre

The Michigan-made documentary brings its state-wide tour to Northeast Michigan to benefit the historic theatre on August 3 & 4.

Young man, back turned, facing a red wall with two theatre buildings on his left and right side

Rogers City, Michigan | After making its regional debut at The Sunset Project's Sanctuary Selections Film Competition last January, Marqueetown is making its way back to Northeast Michigan to benefit Rogers City's historic downtown theatre.

The film, starring dozens of real-life Michigan locations and characters, is centered around the work of Bernie Rosendahl and his crusade to restore the historic Upper Peninsula arthouse of his youth to its former glory.

Bernie's work leads filmmakers to discover a hidden cinema empire and tell the story of how Delft Theatres Inc. - and its innovative gem, The Nordic - endured in Marquette Michigan for almost 100 years, even as the world changed endlessly around them.

In an effort to shine attention on cherished theaters in communities across Michigan, Marqueetown is flipping the script on the standard theatrical splits and donating 100% of all the ticket sales to each venue - funds that will go directly back to the hosts for operations, preservation, and maintenance of these local gems.

Screening Information

When: Saturday, August 3 at 7:30 PM EST, Doors Open at 6:30 PM EST

Where: Rogers Theatre in downtown Rogers City, Michigan

Tickets: Tickets for the evening's events cost $10 and may be purchased in person or via phone reservation through the Rogers City Branch of the Presque Isle District Library.


All proceeds from ticket sales will directly benefit the Rogers City Theatre and its continued renovation efforts.

To learn more about the theatre's history, and its renovation plans, please visit the Presque Isle District Library's website by clicking the button below!


More About The Film

Written and directed by Joseph Beyer and Jordan Anderson, Marqueetown features archival photography from Orson Welles’ last cinematographer Gary Graver, and famed archivist and photographer Jack Deo.

Diana Milock (Fitful, Make Mine Country) and Kathleen Glynn (Savage Waters, Bowling for Columbine) are executive producers. Music supervision is by Willa Yudell (Call Jane, Arnold) alongside an original score by Grammy Award-winning artist Andrew Dost (Beirut Dreams in Color, It’s Me, Hilary: The Man Who Drew Eloise).

Marqueetown has benefited over 20 local Michigan theatres during its tour, including iconic locations such as The Crystal Falls Theatre in the Upper Peninsula, The Lyric Theatre in Harbor Springs, The Vogue Theatre in Manistee, Elk Rapids Cinema in Elk Rapids, The Garden Theater in Frankfort, The Park

Theatre in Holland, The Wealthy Street Theatre in Grand Rapids, The Bay Community Theatre in Suttons Bay, The Michigan Theatre in Ann Arbor, the Capital City Film Festival in Lansing, and The Senate Theater of Detroit.

For more information on Marqueetown and its current tour, please visit the film's website at today!

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