Huron Theatre

1006 Military Street,
Port Huron, MI 48060

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Former Desmond/Huron Theatre in Port Huron, MI

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Opened as the Desmond Theatre in 1922 seating 1350. Later was remodeled in an art deco style and was renamed the Huron Theatre. It ran until 1990 when it was bought and closed by GKC Theatres. It was later converted to a gym.

Contributed by Chuck Van Bibber

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teecee on August 29, 2005 at 2:12 am

A Hillgreen-Lane organ, opus 644, was installed in the Desmond Theatre in 1922.

kookie on July 24, 2006 at 5:54 am

I can’t really say that I appreciate the derogatory comment that was posted beneath the most recent picture of the Huron Theater. I wouldn’t use the word “tacky” when describing a newly renovated building that houses thousands of children, athletes, dancers, and satisfied parents whom all benefit from what the facility has to offer. I feel discovering, preserving, and protecting the lives of children is far more important than leaving an empty building for someone to condemn and tear down. At least this way the community can still reap the benefits of this fine establishment and its legacy will continue to positively affect the lives of those who appreciate what it has to offer.

JacquesStrappe on June 10, 2007 at 10:24 am

In response to the above comment, if you find the term “tacky” derogatory, I apologize. That photo is mine, on my Flickr page, and was never intended to be posted as a link on a greater site such as Cinema Treasures. I feel that since said photograph is mine, I have every right to describe it with whatever commentary I wish. I have used far more extreme descriptors than “tacky” in my years with labeling theater photographs, and if you find such an adjective insulting, so be it. I was merely comparing the building today with historical photographs from WaterWinterWonderland.Com.

steelbeard1 on July 5, 2012 at 11:25 am

The former theater is now the Huron Physical Arts Center.

steelbeard1 on July 5, 2012 at 11:35 am

The URL of the Huron Physical Arts Center is

Tinseltoes on July 19, 2012 at 9:04 am

Renovations described in this 1962 trade report: Boxoffice

steelbeard1 on December 22, 2012 at 9:14 am

The 1940 Mickey Rooney film “Young Tom Edison” had its world premiere at the Desmond. A photo of the event as well as what the Huron looks like today can be found at

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