Oriole Theatre

8450 Linwood Avenue,
Detroit, MI 48206

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craigmorrisonaia on December 26, 2015 at 5:23 pm

I forgot to mention in my previous comment that this church, New Bethel Baptist was pastored by the Rev. C. L. Franklin, whose daughter Aretha became a music legend.

Chris1982 on December 19, 2015 at 9:36 am

The theatre was not demolished it just resurfaced with the entrance moved to the rear of te building as craigmorris said in his comment.

craigmorrisonaia on December 18, 2015 at 4:04 pm

According to the GoogleEarth image of August 2015 the Oriole is standing tall in its use as a church. Both street facades have been resurfaced and the entrance moved from the corner to the rear of the auditorium. Partial interior photos show it simplified in detail but attractive within its original form.

rivest266 on November 5, 2015 at 9:55 am

February 25th, 1936 grand opening ad as Cinema in photo section.

kencmcintyre on November 10, 2007 at 7:22 pm

Here are the works of George Mason:

Mason, George DeWitt (1856-1948)

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DFTMatthew on July 17, 2007 at 9:09 pm

Detroit News article detailing use of the Oriole as a church. With photo of theater front.

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