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2115 Woodward Avenue,
Detroit, MI 48201

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State Theater 3

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Now one of the best theaters in Detroit for concerts, the former State Theatre (originally the Palms Theatre) still pays tribute to its glorious movie palace past by showing classic films during the summer. The theatre is located half a block from the Fox Theatre.

The State was taken over by Live Nation and in 2007 was re-named The Fillmore.

Contributed by Sean Doerr

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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on January 28, 2008 at 12:13 am

Here is a photo of the Palms, circa 1967:
http://tinyurl.com/2hnspk

Bill Huelbig
Bill Huelbig on October 13, 2008 at 1:26 am

Lost Memory: Ken was right about the date on that picture of Torn Curtain. It was the second feature. The main attraction, Rough Night in Jericho, was a 1967 release.

Torn Curtain was on TCM earlier today, to pay tribute to Paul Newman.

Bill Huelbig
Bill Huelbig on October 13, 2008 at 1:36 am

OK, sorry about that.

GeorgeTobor
GeorgeTobor on October 13, 2008 at 1:59 am

Indeed, Torn Curtain is an excellent film. Another great work from the master Alfred Hitchcock. The passing of Paul Newman is a tragic loss to all lovers of fine films. To quote a line by Pier Angeli from Somebody Up There Likes Me, ‘Somebody down here too.’
George

JerryD
JerryD on October 25, 2008 at 8:42 pm

If anyone cares Torn Curtain played first run at the Adams Theatre located around the corner from the Palms on Grand Circust Park. The Palms always played a 2nd feature the second or third week of an engagement after it open, it was expected by our cliental. Jack Cataldo prepare the copy of the Palms Marqee with the copy for Rough & Torn Curtin.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on February 19, 2009 at 3:43 am

This is from Boxoffice magazine in November 1956:

DETROIT-Lobby remodeling that began last March at the Palms Theater here has been completed. Incorporating the adjoining store space, the new lobby has modern bronze and glass doors, a new confection counter in the center and a decorative scheme in scarlet, gold and black.

A new 200-ton cooling plant also has been installed-all work having been done while the 3,000-seat theater was in operation 18 hours daily.

Twistr54
Twistr54 on June 10, 2010 at 4:01 pm

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New photos from May 29th 2010.

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on June 21, 2010 at 11:39 am

Folks lined up at the Palms to see Mighty Joe Young and Isle the Dead, photo from the 1950s in Boxoffice issue of November 18, 1963:
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RickB
RickB on September 5, 2010 at 4:17 am

Nice interior dome shot at the top of this page.

Chris1982
Chris1982 on May 8, 2014 at 6:08 am

The Castle Theatre stood on this site in 1926 and seated 531.

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