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Dale521 commented about Your Theatre on Feb 5, 2005 at 5:59 pm

The Your Theater was on south side of Forest Avenue, a few small building west of Mt.Eliott Street on the lower east side of Detroit.

I lived on the corner of Forest and Heck Place, across the street and a very short half a block from the Your Theater, from 1943 to 1949. My small bedroom, along the side porch of the old farmhouse, had a window from which I had a good view of the marquee and front of the theater. As a young boy, I attended many Saturday matinee double features separated by serials and cartoons at the Your.

Wednesday night was ‘dish night’ and it was great sport for us kids(8 or 9 years old) to jump out and scare the ladies walking home after the movie trying to get them to drop the dishes. The word got out quickly and the sport only last part of a summer. Although I didn’t think so then, I’m glad now that we did’t often succeed in getting a dish dropped.

I doubt I have any photos, but will search family albums to see.

DaleW

Dale521
Dale521 commented about Dawn Theater on Feb 5, 2005 at 5:41 pm

My error of memory – it was the Your Theater on Forest and Mt.Elliott that I referred to in my posting – not the Dawn.

I did live on Iroquois Street, near Gratiot and the Dawn Theater from 1939 to 1943 and did go to movies there with my older brothers but I have no recollection of the interior and definitely no photos.

DaleW

Dale521
Dale521 commented about Dawn Theater on Feb 5, 2005 at 5:31 pm

I lived on the corner of Forest and Heck Place, one very short block west of the Dawn Theater, from 1943 to 1949. My small bedroom, along the side porch of the old farmhouse had a window from which I had a good view of the marquee of the theater. As a young boy, I attended many Saturday matinee double features separated by serials and cartoons at the Dawn.

I doubt I will have any photos, but will search family albums to see.

DaleW