The Alpine Theatre was a two-screen cinema located on Alpine Avenue in Grand Rapids from 1970–2002. It was owned and operated by John D. "Jack" Loeks. The cinema showed second-run movies and had minimal staff.

Other Names

The Alpine Theatre was also known as:

  • The Alpine Twin (it had two screens)
  • The Alpine 4 (it showed 4 films during its later years)
  • "The cheap movies" (movies there cost much less—99 cents in the 1980s and $1.25 in the late 1990s—than first run movies)


The Alpine Theatre was located at 3219 Alpine Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49544 next to The Clock Restaurant.

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