Marcus Story

The Marcus Corporation was founded by Ben Marcus in 1935 with the opening of a single movie theatre in Ripon, Wisconsin. This marked the start of what would become one of the nation’s leading entertainment and lodging companies. Today, The Marcus Corporation is a publicly held company listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol MCS. Ben’s son, Stephen H. Marcus, is chairman of the company, while Stephen’s son, Gregory S. Marcus, is president and chief executive officer of The Marcus Corporation.

The Marcus Corporation has two divisions, Marcus Theatres and Marcus Hotels and Resorts. Marcus Theatres currently owns or manages nearly 700 screens at locations in Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota, Ohio, North Dakota, Iowa and Nebraska, and one family entertainment center in Wisconsin.

Marcus Theatres’ facilities are leaders in their markets, offering the latest amenities and technology in stadium seating, digital sound, innovative food and beverage concepts and 72-feet-wide UltraScreens®. The company serves moviegoers in major Midwest markets including Milwaukee and Madison, Wisconsin; the Twin Cities; greater Chicago; Omaha and Lincoln, Nebraska; Fargo, North Dakota; Iowa City, Iowa and Columbus, Ohio.

The Marcus Corporation’s full-service lodging division, Marcus Hotels and Resorts, currently owns or manages nearly 20 hotels and resorts in nine states. With expertise in management, development and renovations, Marcus Hotels and Resorts has assembled a distinctive portfolio of properties including urban and suburban hotels, upscale resorts and historic properties. Some of these include the Pfister Hotel, Hilton Milwaukee City Center and InterContinental Milwaukee in Milwaukee, Wis.; the Grand Geneva Resort & Spa in Lake Geneva, Wis.; the Hilton Madison at Monona Terrace in Madison, Wis.; the Skirvin Hilton in Oklahoma City, Okla.; the Hotel Phillips in Kansas City, Mo.; and The Platinum Hotel & Spa in Las Vegas, Nev.

The Marcus Corporation has earned a reputation for excellence. Since 1935, the company’s dedicated associates have provided guests with exceptional quality and outstanding service as part of its dedication to “People Pleasing People.” It is this pledge that makes The Marcus Corporation a leader in the entertainment and lodging industries today.

Special Offers

Back to the Future 2 Party

Join us in welcoming Doc Brown and Marty McFly to 2015 by seeing this clas…
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Disney Enchanted Tales

This October, your favorite Disney movies are back on the big screen!
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Ladies Night Feature

Ladies, join us for some of your favorite classic features!
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October Fright Nights

This October, come see your favorite horror films back on the big screen!
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Performing Arts

From the stage to the screen! Marcus Theatres is proud to present our Perf…
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The Disney Enchanted Tales Series

Little Mermaid - October 9 - 12*

*Special showings on Columbus Day

101 Dalmatians - October 16 - 18

Tangled - October 23 - 25

Jungle Book - October 30 - November 1

Showtimes are at 10:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. each day.

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 Double Feature

Tickets on sale now! See the double feature on Wednesday, November 18!


Back to the Future Part 2 Party!

The day is finally here....October 21, 2015! Join us in welcoming Doc Brown and Marty McFly to 2015 by seeing this classic film on the big screen at Marcus Theatres! Admission is only $5!

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Pepsi Super Bowl 50 Sweepstakes

With the NFL in full swing, it is never too soon to start thinking about Super Bowl plans. How would you and a friend like to go to the game? Thanks to Pepsi, you can! 

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Magical Movie Rewards Loyalty Program

register and receive 50 free bonus points!

After your first qualifying transaction

Get rewarded for snackin’ & relaxin’.

  • Receive $5 in Rewards for every 100 points
  • No fee for online or mobile ticketing
  • Free refills on fountain drinks
  • Members-only screenings