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Michigan Movie Theatres (page 4)

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Frauenthal Center for the Performing Arts
Muskegon, MI
Vista Theatre
Negaunee, MI
Marquis Theatre
Northville, MI
The Frauenthal Center for the Performing Arts opened as the Michigan Theatre in 1930. It was designed by C. Howard Crane. From 1995-1998, the theatre was restored and reopened as the Frauenthal. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Vista Theatre opened in 1926 and closed in 1972. The theatre is now used for live performances. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

The Marquis Theatre opened in 1925 as the Penniman-Allen Theatre, aka the P & A Theatre. It originally operated as an opera house. It later switched to vaudeville and then movies. The name was changed to the Marquis in 1972. In 1978, the theatre was renovated as a performing arts center. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

Lake Theatre
Oscoda, MI
The Lake Theatre opened in 1950. The first photo is from 2006. By 2011 (other two photos), the facade had been repainted and the neon removed from the sign. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3.

Capitol Theatre
Owosso, MI
Strand Theatre
Paw Paw, MI
Penn Theatre
Plymouth, MI
The Capitol Theatre opened in 1926 as a vaudeville house. It became a movie theatre later and eventually closed in 1985. Since the early 1990s, the theatre has been used for theatrical performances. It renamed the Joseph H. Lebowsky Center. In 2007, the theatre was destroyed by fire and was completely rebuilt. It reopened in 2010. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Strand Theatre was built in 1927. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

The Penn Theatre was designed by Ted Rogvoy and opened in 1941. The theatre's name was based its location on Penniman Avenue. The theatre closed in 2004 and was used as a church. In 2006, the building was restored. The theatre is once again showing movies and also features live performances. The photo above is from 2009. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

Eagle Theatre
Pontiac, MI
Strand Theatre
Pontiac, MI
The Eagle Theatre was built in 1927. When it closed, it was converted into a nightclub. It is now known as Elektricity. The building has been painted white and blue. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Strand Theatre operated from 1921 until the mid-1980s. The theatre remained vacant until 2017 when it reopened as a performing arts center. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Huron Theatre
Port Huron, MI
The Huron Theatre opened in 1922 as the Desmond Theatre. It became the Huron Theatre in 1961. The theatre closed in 1990 and has been converted into the Huron Physical Arts Center. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Rogers Theatre
Rogers City, MI
Main Theatre
Royal Oak, MI
The Rogers Theatre opened in 1937. It was partially destroyed by fire in 1947 and rebuilt/remodeled in 1948. It was restored in 2003. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Main Theatre opened in 1941 as a single-screen theatre. The theatre is now known as the Landmark Main Art Theatre. It has three screens and shows independent and foreign films. For more, see this website. [map]

Royal Oak Theatre
Royal Oak, MI
The Royal Oak Theatre was designed by Rapp & Rapp and built in 1928. It is now known as the Royal Oak Music Theatre and features live entertainment. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Temple Theatre
Saginaw, MI
Court Street Theatre
Saginaw, MI
The Temple Theatre opened in 1927 and closed in 2002. It was restored and reopened in 2003 as a live performance venue. There original Barton organ is still in use. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Court Street Theatre opened in 1938 and closed in 1994. It was renovated in 2000 and reopened. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Soo Theatre
Sault Ste. Marie, MI
Michigan Theatre
South Haven, MI
The Soo Theatre was built in 1929 as a vaudeville house. It later switched to movies. The theatre closed in 1998. It is now used for live performances. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Michigan Theatre looks like it is probably from the 1930s or 1940s. Does anyone have more info about it? For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Gem Theatre
St. Louis, MI
Strand Theatre
Sturgis, MI
Since 2007, the Gem Theatre has housed the Center Stage at the Gem Theatre, a concert space. Does anyone know when the Gem was built? For more, see this website. [map]

The Strand Theatre opened in 1941 and is still operating. For more, see this website. [map]

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