Rouge Theater

14 Haltiner Street,
River Rouge, MI 48218

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Rouge Theater

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The Rouge Theater was opened in 1942, when it was listed with 695 seats. The Rouge Theater is listed in the 1951 Film Daily Yearbook but not in the 1955 edition.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 19, 2011 at 1:23 am

Trade magazine Billboard reported in its issue of November 29, 1952, that an attempt to reopen the Rouge Theatre had been thwarted by the city’s new parking law. Existing theaters had been grandfathered in under the new requirements, but the Rouge had been closed for about three and a half months. The city contended that the closing meant the Rouge was no longer an “established” business, and would have to conform to the requirement of one parking space for every four seats before it would be allowed to operate. I’ve been unable to discover if the house ever reopened after this.

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