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The Howmet Playhouse turns 100!

February 4, 2016 by Debi at The Lewis House

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The Lewis House Bed & Breakfast is proud to have Whitehall, Michigan’s historic Howmet Playhouse as its next door neighbor and is quite honored to have a front row seat to the 100th birthday of this local treasure.

Originally known as The Nufer-Adams Playhouse, the theater was built in 1916 by local lumber baron, James Nufer, and well known Chicago director, Frank R Adams.  With the building design copied from The LaSalle Theater in Chicago, the playhouse was built for all variety of live theater productions and for viewing motion pictures which were then known as ‘flickers’.

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