Six Mile Theatre
16533 Woodward Avenue,
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Located in the Highland Park district of Detroit. Opened on March 7, 1927 for RKO, the Uptown Theatre was designed to as a sister theater to the downtown Oriental Theatre.
It was originally a venue for vaudeville, but later switched to movies and contained a large organ. The Uptown Theatre was, like the Oriental Theatre, designed by architect of Percival R. Periera.
Renamed the Six Mile Uptown Theatre (for its location at Woodward Avenue and Six Mile Road in Highland Park) in 1954, the Uptown Part of the name was dropped five years later.
Starting in the early-1970’s, it switched from movies to live strip shows, and later that decade, pornographic films.
After it closed in 1980, plans were laid to convert the Six Mile Theatre into a playhouse called the Eighties. However, this idea came to naught, since it was razed by the late-1980’s.
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