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Address: 101 Maple St, Manistee, MI 49660-1593
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Never had a reason to visit until last weekend, but did not let my chance pass us by. Wow, how well they have preserved this facility. We were there for a Christmas tree... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 December 2015
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Grant, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2015

Never had a reason to visit until last weekend, but did not let my chance pass us by. Wow, how well they have preserved this facility. We were there for a Christmas tree festival. The people that were working there were brimming with pride as they showed us around. The second floor included a huge, beautiful room for receptions.....if the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2014

I've been here or two Metropolitan Opera in HD broadcasts. It is a beautiful place with fine sound to view these wonderful broadcasts. And it is truly exciting to realize this was designed to present opera from a time when opera companies traveled thru our country to provide popular entertainment.

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Frankfort, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

We enjoyed the show. We have just one complaint. We were sitting in the Second Balcony, for the musical, and it was difficult to understand all the dialogue. They need to do sometning about that problem. The theatre itself is wonderful. Have been on tour there, with a friend. Beautiful place.

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1 Thank Nancy D
Cadillac, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2014

Have really enjoyed visiting the Ramsdell to view the Met. Beautiful theater and the only way to see the Met-through simulcast. Privy to stage changes, and interviews of the cast.

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Manistee, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2013

I noted a review of the Ramsdell Theatre that said that it was drafty and the seats were uncomfortable. There has been a $3,000,000 renovation of the theatre and it is decidedly not uncomfortable. It may be that the person who wrote the review was thinking of the Movie theatre. If that's the case your should know that there is... More 

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Mount Vernon, Washington
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31 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013

They have a beautiful ballroom on the second floor with a grand staircase. It was a great room for a wedding that I attended. It had a kitchen up there too, so very handy for the caterer.

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1 Thank Valerie V
Plymouth, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2013

We have seen many performances at the Ramsdell, and have enjoyed every one of them. It is the perfect venue to view a play, as there is not a bad seat in the house. We went to see White Christmas last December, and the setting was beautiful. What a great place to be around Christmas.

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Manistee, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

The Ramsdell Theatre is the central gem in Manistee, MI. Beautifully restored lobby and theatre and with the updated sound system and new HVAC it is comfortable in all seasons. The Ballroom on the 3rd floor of Hardy Hall (attached to the Ramsdell Theatre) is a favored venue for weddings, receptions and many community events, my personal favorite is the... More 

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MANISTEE
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2013

This Historic Victorian era theater rivals any we have been to in Chicago, New York, or Toronto. staffed by volunteers, home to a community theatre group and arts council. Renovated recently keeping all the original historic qualities and charm. Now home to the MET via satellite.

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Manistee
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54 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2013

This old theater has been historically restored, and features many plays and performances. A friendly neighborhood within walking distance of downtown , it's worth a tour thru it just to see the building.

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