2115 Woodward Avenue,
Detroit, MI 48201

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RickB on September 4, 2010 at 8:17 pm

Nice interior dome shot at the top of this page.

TLSLOEWS on August 26, 2010 at 2:09 pm

Now Mike your being a troll too!Take it easy.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on August 13, 2010 at 4:15 pm

I think they are Great Pictures Cause TLSLOEWS and I worked downtown theatres ! When so many you were flipping Burgers!

TLSLOEWS on August 13, 2010 at 12:43 pm

Gerald I was not commenting on the Boxoffice photos, I know that they have not worked in a while, I was commenting on the ones that do.I do not think boxoffice cut off the photos because of my 2 word comments.And by the way I was not trying to be amusing, just keeping it simple,have a great day.

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on August 13, 2010 at 11:22 am

You keep saying that! You are becoming a not-so-amusing troll.
The fact is that they were indeed excellent photos. But has ended all Boxoffice magazine online availabilty. They did it at the end of June. So naturally, and SADLY, none of those links work. So I hope this is the last time you comment “Nice photos.”

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on June 21, 2010 at 3:39 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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Twistr54 on June 10, 2010 at 8:01 am

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New photos from May 29th 2010.

kencmcintyre on February 18, 2009 at 7:43 pm

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.

JerryD on October 25, 2008 at 12:42 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.

GeorgeTobor on October 12, 2008 at 5:59 pm

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.’

Bill Huelbig
Bill Huelbig on October 12, 2008 at 5:36 pm

OK, sorry about that.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on October 12, 2008 at 5:34 pm

I didn’t dispute the date of the photo Bill, I gave the release date for the movie.

Bill Huelbig
Bill Huelbig on October 12, 2008 at 5:26 pm

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.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on October 11, 2008 at 9:36 am

A 2008 night view can be seen here.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on January 29, 2008 at 11:18 am

This website has a number of photos of the State/Fillmore Theater.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on January 27, 2008 at 4:17 pm

Torn Curtain with Paul Newman and Julie Andrews was released in July of 1966.

kencmcintyre on January 27, 2008 at 4:13 pm

Here is a photo of the Palms, circa 1967:

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on January 27, 2008 at 4:07 pm

“On with the Show” with Arthur Lake and Joe E. Brown was released in July of 1929.

HowardBHaas on January 1, 2008 at 5:33 pm

Fillmore is a “brand” being used nationwide by Live Nation, including in Philadelphia where I am, just as “House of Blues” is another brand.

JohnMLauter on January 1, 2008 at 5:21 pm

This theatre was built and opened as the State theatre in 1925, In 1937 it was renemed the Palms-State, as it is located in the Francis Palms building. In 1949 it was again renamed the Palms, dropping the “State” portion. Local real estate investor Chuck Forbes bought the buiding in the early 80s and renamed it the State (again). Now, with the affilation of an all-powerful media conglomerate it has been renamed “the Fillmore” in a mistaken sense that anything California will make a bigger impression here. The theatre is dingy and needs a large bath, as the Fox next door received in ‘88 and the place reeks of stale spilled beer. On any given sub-frigid winter night there are loads of underage girls lined up out front without coats “folding their arms around their charms” waiting to get in.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on August 19, 2007 at 7:04 pm

Here is a 2007 photo of The Fillmore formerly the State Theater.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on August 5, 2007 at 5:02 pm

This is another photo of the State Theater.