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Marcus Corp. eyes theater, 20-story building on river in Park East

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Marcus Corporation

MILWAUKEE — The Marcus Corporation is working on development plans in Milwaukee’s Park East Corridor.

That includes plans for a movie theater, office space and housing on the Marcus-owned property north of East Knapp Street, along the Milwaukee River.

CEO Greg Marcus pledged in September to open an movie theater downtown — but said the area doesn’t have the residential density to support one.

Marcus Corporation previously tried to build a theater downtown, but the plans fell through.

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