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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

2018 Best Picture Festival

2018 Best Picture Festival

Join us in celebrating excellence on the silver screen at The 2018 Best Pi…
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Black History Month Celebration

Black History Month Celebration

Join Marcus Theatres in celebrating the achievements of African Americans …
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Go for the Gold

Go for the Gold

Go for the gold during the Olympics and save BIG on concessions!
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Kids Dream Winter Film Series

Kids Dream Winter Film Series

Warm up with a movie during our Kids Dream Winter Film Series Presented by…
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Marcus CineLatino Festival

Marcus CineLatino Festival

Join us April 12 - 15 for the 2nd Annual CineLatino Festival at South Shor…
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Don't miss your chance to get the new Tuesday exclusive collector cup, celebrating the upcoming film Love, Simon, in theatres March 16! Get yours by purchasing a large fountain drink on Tuesday.

Enter the 2018 You Pick the Winners Contest Presented by Marcus Theatres! Pick who you think will win the big awards - the person who selects the most correct answers will win a 2018 Annual Pass! The contest runs now through March 3.

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It's that time of year again...awards season!  Marcus Theatres is proud to showcase many films that have been nominated for Academy Awards.

Act now because these films may leave the theatres before the big night.

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Go for the gold during the Olympics and save BIG on concessions! 

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The 2018 Annual Refillable Popcorn Tub is on sale now!

Get unlimited popcorn for only $4 per visit. Get yours at the box office or concession stand today!

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