Croswell Opera House

129 E. Maumee Street,
Adrian, MI 49221

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Croswell Theatre ... Adrian Michigan

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The Croswell Opera House was opened in 1866. It was converted into a movie theatre from 1921 and was equipped with a theatre pipe organ. By 1941 the Croswell Theatre was operated by Butterfield Michigan Theaters Co. Movies continued until 1967. It returned to live performances in 1968. The Croswell Opera House was added to the National Register of Historic Places on April 18, 1985.

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rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on June 30, 2007 at 11:06 am

Under Adrian Michigan in the 1897-98 edition of the Julius Cahn Official Theatrical Guide is listed the New Croswell Opera House, C.D. Hardy, Mgr. Seating listed as 1,158; admission prices ranged from 25 cents to $1. The house had both gas and electric illumination. The proscenium opening was 28 feet wide X 18 feet high, and the stage was 37 feet deep. There were 8 in the house orchestra. Hotels were the Lawrence and the Emery. There were 2 daily newspapers, the Times and the Telegram, and 3 weeklies. Railroads were the LS&MS and the Wabash.

rivest266
rivest266 on October 28, 2012 at 8:11 am

Street View of Google’s now takes you inside this theatre.

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