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

The Good Dinosaur Party

Join us for our FREE "The Good Dinosaur" Party!
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Performing Arts

From the stage to the screen! Marcus Theatres is proud to present our Perf…
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Star Wars Marathon

The STAR WARS Marathon Event is the ultimate fan experience. All seven mov…
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$5 Tuesdays

Join us Tuesdays for $5 movies at Marcus Theatres!
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TCM Classic Movies Series

Everyone’s favorite classic movies are back, and they are on the big scree…
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Sundays @ Noon 

Mondays & Wednesdays @ 7pm

White Christmas - 11/29 - 11/30 & 12/2

Christmas Vacation -12/6 - 12/7 & 12/9

It's A Wonderful Life - 12/13 - 12/14 & 12/16 

All Tickets Only $5! 

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Join us on December 5 & 6 from 9:30 a.m. to noon (arrive anytime) for The Good Dinosaur Party!  This event is FREE for all ages - Movie admission sold separately.

*At participating locations

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Tickets On Sale Now!

Get your tickets now for the latest episode in the Star Wars saga! Star Wars: The Force Awakens premiers December 17!