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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

August & September Retro Series

Join us this August & September for our Retro Series!
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Sunday Passport

See five or ten movies on Sundays between September 11 and December 11 f…
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October Fright Nights

This October, come see your favorite horror films back on the big screen!
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Early Bird Movies

See any movie for only $5 before 11 a.m. at participating Early Bird locat…
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TCM Big Screen Classics

TCM and Fathom Events are proud to bring you the classic movies you love!
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On Sale Now!

Now you can see movies on any Sunday this fall for one low price at Marcus Theatres. You can choose from any of the upcoming blockbuster films that are showing.

Enjoy 5 movies for $25 OR 10 movies for $50 on Sundays between 

Sept. 11 - Dec 11, 2016 

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Don't miss your chance to get the first ever Tuesday exclusive collector cup, celebrating the upcoming film Trolls, in theatres November 4! Get yours by purchasing a large fountain drink on Tuesday.


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