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sdoerr commented about Cinema Treasures relaunches with new design, photo galleries, and more! on Jun 21, 2011 at 8:49 am

Looks great! Would love to batch upload with photos!

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sdoerr commented about Eastown Theatre on Oct 12, 2010 at 3:02 am

I was the photographer for that shot (as well as the entire book)

The Eastown is quite beautiful and definitely restorable (but sadly the neighborhood dooms it)

The apartment section is what burned in the fire and thanks to great building practices when it was built, the fire wall stopped any damage from occurring to the theater section.

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sdoerr commented about Quo Vadis Entertainment Center on Oct 12, 2010 at 2:59 am

Sadly preparation is under way to demolished this beautiful modern theater.

View link

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sdoerr commented about Showcase Cinemas Dearborn on Feb 12, 2010 at 6:55 pm

Demolition underway, currently interior demo

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sdoerr commented about Adams Theater on Jun 2, 2009 at 6:57 pm

It’s still unfortunate as this was a working theater when Ilitch acquired it

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sdoerr commented about Adams Theater on May 1, 2009 at 8:38 am

The Adams is coming down this month, followed by the Fine Arts Building.

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sdoerr commented about Wayne Theatre on Sep 21, 2008 at 8:59 am

The pride of Wayne is now gone.

DEMOLISHED

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sdoerr commented about American Family Cinemas on May 29, 2008 at 2:48 am

Louis G Redstone, architect

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sdoerr commented about American Family Cinemas on May 29, 2008 at 2:48 am

Closed this year as far as I know, last known it was open in December. Either way it’s closed today.

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sdoerr commented about Wayne Theatre on Mar 4, 2008 at 9:17 pm

It’s all over… thanks for your support everyone.

Demolition approved by the new owner… the city of Wayne. Asbestos abatement to occur in the very near future.

Attempt underway to remove plaster decorative elements.

A piece of Wayne’s history is gone, a sad day for a city that doesn’t have much history left to spare.

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sdoerr commented about Paris photo exhibition related to forgotten theaters on Feb 3, 2008 at 7:26 am

Yay Yves! I had the pleasure to meet Yves on two separate occasions to photograph some locations around the city. Stunning work, to say the least.

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sdoerr commented about Beverly Theatre on Jan 27, 2008 at 1:41 am

The interior may have very little changes but the nice art deco facade is no-where to be found, hah.

Thanks for the link.

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sdoerr commented about How many was that again...? on Jan 13, 2008 at 2:23 am

Detroit area has none.

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sdoerr commented about Downtown Theater on Nov 20, 2007 at 5:10 am

On a current map the RKO Downtown would be seen as a parking lot. The Adams Theater is near the corner on Adams Avenue, and the United Artists in on Bagley somewhat near the corner next to a gravel lot that used to contain the Tuller Hotel.

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sdoerr commented about What are the ten most endangered theaters? on Nov 18, 2007 at 6:42 am

Glad to see the Wayne Theatre present!

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sdoerr commented about Adams Theater on Oct 14, 2007 at 7:52 am

Scaffolding erected in front of the Adams Ave facade of the Fine Arts Building, thus I have reason to believe demolition of the Fine Arts should commence soon. Time will tell if the Adams will join the Fine Arts in the landfill.

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sdoerr commented about Wyandotte Theater on Oct 1, 2007 at 3:00 am

Demolished, gone.

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sdoerr commented about Adams Theater on Sep 24, 2007 at 1:08 pm

Nothing has really changed from the info I posted April 13, 2007.

All I have heard is that bids have been taken for demo contractors for the Fine Arts (and I presume Adams). No visible changes to the theater or Fine Arts.

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sdoerr commented about Downtown Theater on Aug 29, 2007 at 3:19 am

Hey Don if you want to see photos of the theater I took look no further, visit this link. I’m adding more shots daily.

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sdoerr commented about Adams Theater on Aug 27, 2007 at 4:55 pm

Don, the Oriental was also known as the RKO Downtown and is located on this site at this link.

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sdoerr commented about RKO Proctor's Theatre on Jul 18, 2007 at 5:54 pm

Amazing set of theaters in the building based on the photos posted above. Such a shame its just another decaying piece of our history.

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sdoerr commented about TRANSFORMERS at the Orpheum! on Jul 15, 2007 at 10:43 pm

The great ol' city of Detroit is featured as well.

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sdoerr commented about Wyandotte Theater on Jul 4, 2007 at 8:08 pm

Hyde & Williams were the architects

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sdoerr commented about Fillmore on Jun 14, 2007 at 11:36 pm

The damage has been done, the theater has been renamed and the marquee looks really distasteful as seen [url=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/4/46/FillmoreDetroitmarquee.jpg/800px-FillmoreDetroitmarquee.jpg]
at this link[/url]. This really messes up the proportions as you have the long name with a huge blank space in the center.

The place will always be known as the State to me, never by this ridiculus name!

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sdoerr commented about Rosedale Theater on Jun 14, 2007 at 9:07 pm

Just razed this month.