2024 FESTIVALApr 10-20, 2024Lansing, MI
  • Marqueetown


2024 / United States / 83 Minutes / Joseph Beyer and Jordan Anderson

Film Synopsis

No one fights to preserve a multiplex, but some people will risk everything to save a marquee. Through booms and busts, 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.
Local kid Bernie Rosendahl’s modern crusade to restore the historic arthouse to its former glory leads filmmakers to discover a hidden cinema empire in the Upper Peninsula. Portraying the fascinating history of motion pictures through one iconic screen – and featuring dozens of Michigan locations and characters – “Marqueetown” is a true story of chasing your dreams, redefining failure and success, and reembracing the enduring magic of cinema.