Detroit & Flint Theaters — anyone remember these?
Here are a few I knew in the 40’s & 50’s that I didn’t find on the Michigan list.
1)The Cinema, a small art house on a side street across Woodward from The Fox. “Red Shoes” played there for a year.
2)The Art. I believe it was near Eastwood Park and the one time I passed it, around 1948, it was playing “Wiener Melodien,” a musical in German.
3)The Harper, a neighborhood house on the avenue of the same name
4)The Paradise. I only knew this one as a church but it must have been a theater. It was on Woodward on the same side and within a few blocks of The Fox.
1)The Flint Art. Far out on North Saginaw, it was known simply as The Flint Theatre until it started showing foreign art films around 1949. I think “The Red Shoes” inaugurated the policy and it even played “La Ronde” at the time it was banned in Manhattan.
2)The Roxy, somewhere in the northern part of Flint, in was always linked with the Della in newspaper ads and always played the same program
3)The State was right next to The Strand on South Saginaw in downtown Flint and it played double bills much like its neighbor.
4)The Rialto was also downtown on South Saginaw, near the river and the railroad tracks. The Rialto was open all night and had an unsavory reputation, at least in my mother’s circle, and we were never allowed to go there.
Does anyone have any information on these theaters? Thank you.