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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kookie
kookie on July 24, 2006 at 8:54 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
JacquesStrappe on June 10, 2007 at 1:24 pm

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.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on January 6, 2008 at 5:12 pm

This is another photo of the Huron Theater.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on May 9, 2009 at 1:52 pm

Looks like this theater was a twin in the 1980s.

1982 Photo

1984 Photo

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on November 21, 2009 at 3:55 pm

Here is a close-up shot of the building.

steelbeard1
steelbeard1 on July 5, 2012 at 2:25 pm

The former theater is now the Huron Physical Arts Center.

steelbeard1
steelbeard1 on July 5, 2012 at 2:35 pm

The URL of the Huron Physical Arts Center is http://www.hpackids.com/

Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on July 19, 2012 at 12:04 pm

Renovations described in this 1962 trade report: Boxoffice

steelbeard1
steelbeard1 on December 22, 2012 at 11:14 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 http://www.classcreator.com/Port-Huron-MI-1961/class_custom3.cfm

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