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Take a couple photos of the cornerstone and the theatre. I’m 2 hrs away and do not have time, unfortunally. Do you know when demolition is slated to start?
I worked at this theatre in 1981. I started at the end of the Caligula run.
I miss THX theatres,,,,,
The thought of this makes me want to puke……………
Such an awesome marquee, it should be saved and the neon restored, they are not made like this anymore,,,, move it to a new theatre and restore it.. It appears to be similar to the PIX that was on Hollywood Blvd,(Now Henry Fonda Theatre, they should of kept the neon marquee) huge flashing neon colors, just beautiful !!
The influx of home movies and early video did it, many legit houses died because of the video craze in early 80’s to now……Also suburban multi houses were the rage from 76- now and downtown houses closed because they could not compete with the free parking, mulit choice movies etc,,,after a couple years of adult entertainment they usually closed and were left abandonded such as the houses in Detroit, The UA, Michigan, Madison, Grand Circus, State Gem,Century and even the very glamourous FOX took runs at adult fare mid 70’s to try to sustain business..downtown areas became dangerous and people opted for the safer burbs.. good bye grand movie palaces of the past. At least some ran a while longer with the porn and had some extra life. Most are demolished or redone and made a legit live venue..
A good companion book ,‘LOST DETROIT, Stories behind the Motor City’s majestic ruins’. its new…and ‘Detroit’s Downtown Movie Palace’s’…out for a few years. Both are good books, and I will be adding this book to my library.
‘'Buck Rogers in the 25th Century’‘ was out in 1978,(I think,I drove to the movie so it had to be then) they then made the TV show from the movie, Gil Gerard was the star of both.
I totally agree about the SFO FOX,….
A few new photos of the Telenews, Nice new paint job, real silver color and a good blue.
A few new photos of the building May 29 2010.
New photos I took on May 29 2010. of what was there, the empty lot across the alley, the supported front ofthe fine arts building…
New photos from May 29th 2010.
New photos I took on May 29, 2010. Theatre looks a little rough,,,
I took a few new photos when I was in town, May 29, 2010.
I have some new pictures of the Fox. I was there for an event on May 29, 2010. I know some inside pictures are a little dark, but all in all, they are pretty good.
YES sounds like a winner to me! 35Th Anniversary Released to theatres for a special 2 week run,( on their largest screen, remember this is made for the big wide screen) then onto blu ray,,,,and my widescreen tv. OH YEA…
I had a friend that lived just around the corner on Wealthy from the theatre. We walked over to see Caligula. We had a blast, I had seen it many times, this was his first viewing. He was shocked, horrified, and loved it.
Yes, it was, but they ran it in late 1982,or early 83, it was cold and snowy, I saw it there, uncut full edition. I was suprised that a theatre in consertive GR would play it. And it played about 3 weeks. I worked in a theatre in Hollywood in 1981 that ran Caligula exclusive for over a year. it opened in the fall of 1980. It also ran in Kalamazoo uncut full edition at the Campus theatre. midnight show 1000 seats all shows sold out. they kept it for 3 or 4 weekends.
I attended this drive in in 1984, saw Dreamscape and Red Dawn the first movie to be rated PG 13.
I attended this drive in back in 1984 and saw Beverly Hills Cop and Nightmare On Elm St. long, dark drive into the parking area, up on top of a hill surrounded by huge trees. Beautiful spot for a drive in.
PS I do miss theatre #1, the HUGE curved screen and THX…
Has anything been done at the building, I am not in GR, not easy to do a drive by… thanks,,,,,
The Burton Capri is just 2 blocks south of this 4 Star theatre.
They ran pictures in the 70’s, grindhouse type, was a dance bar in the 90s, I was there once in 1991. Quite large auditorium, good slant to the floor, decent sized stage screen area, could of had a good big wide screen… Deco flavor thru the building, in 91, li looked in pretty good shape, but there is no parking, a tiny lot next to building good for about 5 cars, neighborhood has gown down, when I lived in GR, it was a rough black neighborhood, but the Mexicans have moved into this area now….. im sure its still full of crime, it looks very dirty, dangerous, and seedy near this area, Divison and Burton.