Ben Marcus financed his first movie theater in the mid-1930s in Ripon, WI. He spent the next 35 years building a portfolio of separately owned business that included hotels, movie theaters, and restaurants. In the mid-1970's the businesses were recapitalized through an IPO of what today is known as the Marcus Corporation.
The Marcus Corporation has been led since its inception by Ben and his son Steve, serving as the primary investment vehicle for the Marcus family. Today, Marcus Investments LLC offers a new opportunity for the family and their partners to build businesses with the same business savvy and quiet persistence that has been the family's hallmark.