Flatroc Theater

26263 Gibraltar Road,
Flat Rock, MI 48134

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Flatroc Theatre

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Operating since at least 1941 and into the 1950’s. The former Flatroc Theater is now home to a cabinet store.

Contributed by Ken McIntyre

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kathy2trips
kathy2trips on November 1, 2009 at 4:04 am

It was featured in a documentary in 1952 about the proposed 20% admissions tax, shown recently on TMC.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on November 8, 2009 at 3:49 pm

This theater was featured in a 1953 theater owners' documentary about the financial devastation wrought by the 20% federal tax, plus other encroachments on the box office, such as television.

The doc is called “The Case Against the 20% Federal Admission Tax on Motion Picture Theaters” and is a treasure trove of theaters operating but in imminent trouble, including long looks at their still-open theaters, marquees, etc., and interviews with the owners.

There are also plenty of shots of already-closed theaters; the writing was really on the wall already.

TCM ran this movie on 11/1/09 at about 6am and I stumbled upon it by accident; I don’t know when it will screen again but it is well worth seeking out.

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