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VIDEO | Part 2 – Tour of the Historic West Bend Theatre

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March 15, 2020 – West Bend, WI – Tour the remodeled interior of the historic West Bend Theatre, we’ll take you to places you won’t normally see.

VIDEO | Take a look inside the Historic West Bend Theatre

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March 15, 2020 – West Bend, WI – It’s a bit of a rough video of the interior remodel in February at the Historic West Bend Theatre in downtown West Bend. Quite an accomplishment when you consider there were plans in place to level the building, retain the facade

New seating being installed at Historic West Bend Theatre | By Kine Torinus

February 6, 2020 – West Bend, WI – The Historic West Bend Theatre, 215 N. Main Street, is starting to take shape.  Theatre seats were installed today and it looks like Kevin and Amy Zimmer stopped in to give them a test run.  The renovation of the “The Bend,”

Hidden signature spotted in facade of Historic West Bend Theatre | By Kine Torinus

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December 25, 2019 – West Bend, WI – Mark Ihreke, one of three master masons working on the restoration of the brickwork for the Historic West Bend Theatre, has a theory: Most masons of yesteryear and today leave a hidden signature on buildings they work on.  He thinks he

VIDEO | A peek inside the ongoing restoration of the Historic West Bend Theatre

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December 20, 2019 – West Bend, WI – There’s a hum of activity inside the historic West Bend Theatre, 215 N. Main Street, as a full, interior restoration is underway. Charles Dwyer is with Conrad Schmitt Studios. Click the video below as he leads a tour atop three-stories of

Historic West Bend Theatre added to State Register of Historic Places | By Kine Torinus

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November 25, 2019 – West Bend, WI – On Friday, November 22, 2019 the West Bend Theater, aka the Historic West Bend Theatre, Inc. was added to the State Register of Historic Places by the Wisconsin Historical Society. The theatre, 125 N. Main Street, dates to 1929.   Pictured

VIDEO | Celebrating the relighting of the West Bend Theatre sign

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September 6, 2019 – West Bend, WI – A nice turnout to celebrate the relighting of the West Bend Theatre sign. Click HERE to watch the entire ceremony with guest speaker Lester Hahn, who worked at the theatre multiple times in his youth. Poblocki Sign Company from West Allis

VIDEO | Rebroadcast of the relighting of the Historic West Bend Theatre sign

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September 5, 2019 – West Bend, WI – There was a nice turnout Thursday, Sept. 5 for an historic moment in the City of West Bend as a refurbished West Bend Theatre sign was relit on S. Main Street. It was a unique moment in West Bend history and

VIDEO | Rebroadcast of the installation of the Historic West Bend Theatre sign

August 17, 2019 – West Bend, WI – On Thursday, August 15, 2019, the crew from Poblocki Sign Company in Milwaukee spent a couple hours in downtown West Bend reinstalling the Historic West Bend Theatre sign. “The blade,” as it’s called had been undergoing a major refurbishing for the

VIDEO | Refurbished West Bend Theatre sign arrives in downtown West Bend

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August 15, 2019 – West Bend, WI – The refurbished West Bend Theatre sign has arrived in downtown West Bend. The sign was delivered by Poblocki Sign just after 8:15 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 15. The weather is dramatically different from when the sign was removed Dec. 27, 2018. Some

West Bend Theatre sign expected to be rehung today

August 15, 2019 – West Bend, WI – A crew from Poblocki Sign Company is expected to be in downtown West Bend today, Thursday, August 15, to rehang the sign on the Historic West Bend Theatre. The iconic community landmark was removed Dec. 27, 2018.   The past seven

Historic West Bend Theatre sign relighting Sept. 5

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August 8, 2019 – West Bend, WI – The iconic West Bend sign in front of the Historic West Bend Theatre will be re-lit Thursday, Sept. 5. As part of the “Light Up the Bend” ceremony, the board of directors of Historic West Bend Theatre, Inc. (HWBT) ask the

Date set for helicopter delivery of HVAC to Historic West Bend Theatre

July 19, 2019 – West Bend, WI – In April 2019, WashingtonCountyInsider.com posted a story about a locally-owned company in Barton being awarded the bid to install new heating and air conditioning at the downtown West Bend Theatre, 125 N. Main Street. Albiero Plumbing and HVAC will be adding

VIDEO | Historic West Bend Theatre sign primed and painted

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June 20, 2019 – West Bend, WI – A hat tip to the wonderful staff at Poblocki Sign Company in Milwaukee for opening its doors so we can give you a behind-the-scenes look at the latest stage of refurbishing for the Historic West Bend Theatre sign. On Dec. 27,

Restoring the interior art at the Historic West Bend Theatre | By John Torinus

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June 6, 2019 – West Bend, WI – Historic West Bend Theatre, Inc. (HWBT) has selected Conrad Schmitt Studios, Inc., of New Berlin, along with renowned local artist Chuck Dwyer, as its contractor for replication of the artwork that decorated the original 1929 interior of the “house.” A historic

VIDEO | Up on the roof at the Historic West Bend Theatre

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May 29, 2019 – West Bend, WI – There’s been some work on the roof going on the past few days at the Historic West Bend Theatre, 125 N. Main Street.   The building is in the midst of a $3.5 million restoration. The video below shows a slower pan

VIDEO | Remodeling update No. 2 for West Bend Theatre sign

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May 11, 2019 – West Bend, WI – It was a couple months ago when an update was posted on the status of the rehab on the historic West Bend Theatre sign. On Friday the Poblocki Sign Company opened its doors again to take a quick look at the

VIDEO | Rebroadcast of ceremonial groundbreaking outside Historic Downtown West Bend Theatre

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May 1, 2019 – West Bend, WI – The Historic Downtown West Bend Theatre made it official Wednesday afternoon as a ceremonial groundbreaking was held to mark the start of a major renovation at the theatre, 215 N. Main Street. Nic Novaczyk, president of Historic West Bend Theatre Inc.

Groundbreaking set for Historic West Bend Theatre

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April 15, 2019 – West Bend, WI – The leaders of the restoration of the Historic West Bend Theatre (HWBT) will break ground on the $3.5 million project at 4 p.m. May 1. “Our volunteer board has been working two years to get to this point,” said Nic Novaczyk,