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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

Easter Gift Card Offer

Easter Gift Card Offer

Get bonus MMR points when purchasing Easter gift cards at Marcus Theatres!
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Retro Film Series

Retro Film Series

Head Back to the Future this March at Marcus Theatres!
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Mother's Day Brunch & a Movie

Mother's Day Brunch & a Movie

Enjoy brunch and a screening of The Sound of Music this Mother's Day!
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Family Classics Retro Series

Family Classics Retro Series

Bring the whole family to these classics films at Marcus Theatres!
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Kids Dream Summer Film Series

Kids Dream Summer Film Series

View favorite family flicks for $3 Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays and Wednesd…
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2X Points On Gift Cards!

Earn 2 Bonus Magical Movie Rewards Points for Every $1 Spent on a Gift Card!

This offer is available April 5 - April 21. 

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See Pokémon Detective Pikachu opening weekend and receive a FREE Exclusive Detective Pikachu card while supplies last. 

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In-Theatres April 25

After events of Avengers: Infinity War, the universe is in ruins. With the help of the allies, the Avengers assemble once more in order to undo Thanos' actions and restore order to the universe.

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Opens June 6

Continuing the story of Max and his pet friends, following their secret lives after their owners leave them for work or school each day.

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Civil rights activist Ann Atwater faces off against C.P. Ellis, Exalted Cyclops of the Ku Klux Klan, in 1971 Durham, North Carolina over the issue of school integration.

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Want to make your event or meeting even more memorable?  Marcus Theatres provides a perfect venue. Find out more.

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