days when neighborhood movie houses were an integral part of many residential
areas of the city? These mostly small theaters boasted a single screen and
double features and attracted big crowds almost every
The Rosebud Cinema (6823 W. North Ave.) is back and in good hands. The neighborhood bijou along one of Wauwatosa's busiest streets made a splash when it opened in 1999. People talked about its seating—those sofas and chairs with end ta...
His poise and salt-and-pepper hair are the only
indications of his age. Sipping on Mountain Dew, Larry Widen, owner of Rosebud
Cinema Drafthouse and the Times Cinema, speaks with the wide-eyed excitement
and energy of a child.
Widen really likes Batman. Batman collectibles
decorate the Rosebud Cinema’s lobby and his office, and the Batman insignia
decorates the inside of his wrist. It’s obvious that after putting in his time
in corporate America,
Widen has finally found...