Constructed in 1926, the little theater at 830 S. Sixth St. in Milwaukee’s Walker’s Point neighborhood has lived many lives. Built as the Royal Theater, it was quickly renamed the World Theater. Indeed, tiny reliefs of a globe can be seen on its Mediterranean Revival façade. After ceasing to be a movie house, it was used for several decades as a church – most recently as Inglesia Pentecostal Abrigo. The church sold the theater in October 2020 to the Milwaukee Community Bicycle Project Inc. for $150,000. The nonprofit, which runs a bicycle repair shop at Vulture Space, 651 N. Plankinton Ave. in downtown Milwaukee, bought the building with the hope of someday opening a second bike shop at the location, said founding director Evan Pack. For now, the structure is being used for storage.
Address: 830 S. Sixth St., Milwaukee
Owner: The Milwaukee Community Bicycle Project Inc.