Capri Theater

22427 Gratiot Avenue,
Eastpointe, MI 48021

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Matthew Prigge
Matthew Prigge on November 12, 2012 at 2:06 am

If anyone has any stories about going to/ working at this threatre in its adult days, I would love to hear them. I am chronicling the histories of adult theatres in the US. Please contact me at Thanks!

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 31, 2009 at 11:37 am

The East Detroit Theatre opened Wednesday, November 27, 1935, as announced in Boxoffice of November 30. The 700-seat house was independently operated by Jeff Williams, who also operated the Roseville Theatre in the nearby town of that name.

Boxoffice called the design of the theater, done by the Dearborn firm of Bennett & Straight, “modernistic.” Most of that firm’s early to middle 1930s designs for neighborhood theaters of this size were what could be called a budget Art Deco.

Unfortunately, the only photo I can find (at Water Winter Wonderland) was taken after a later remodeling that gave the front a 1960’s-style fake mansard. But I guess it’s the sort of thing you’d expect in a town that would rename itself Eastpointe.