The Sun Theater: 84 Years and Counting

By Meghan Steingold
Living In The Ledge

With one featured movie shown a week and its $2 seat prices, it’s a wonder how the Sun Theater can stay afloat after 84 years of business. “It’s a cute small theater with really reasonable prices. It’s family-owned and very popular with the members of the community,” Grand Ledge resident Allison Osika said. The theater’s owner of 26 years, Chuck Pantera, said that business has actually peaked recently due to the community’s desire to preserve the theater. Opening in 1931, the theater at 361 Bridge St., hit its peak in the early years of being established, according to Pantera.