Golden Rondelle Theatre
S.237 – Johnson Wax Building, 1525 Howe Street, Racine, Wisconsin
Photographed on May 11, 2012.
The Golden Rondelle Theatre served as the S.C. Johnson Company’s exhibition hall at the 1964/1965 World’s Fair in New York. After the fair, it was moved to Racine, where it anchors the visitor center for company tours. This is where people meet to tour the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed corporate headquarters. The theatre, which is above the visitor center, still hosts screenings of “To Be Alive!,” which was shown at the World’s Fair by S.C. Johnson.
Wright did not design the Golden Rondelle. Nonetheless, Taliesin Associates coordinated the installation of the theatre in Racine. Replica furniture from the Johnson Wax Building is shown in the tour lobby.
Furniture at Golden Rondelle Theatre