Columbia Theatre

3013 Saint John Street,
Flint, MI 48505

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The Columbia Theatre opened in 1930 with seating given at 500. This was a neighborhood theatre located on Saint John Street at Everett Street. The theatre was operated by Co-Op Theatres of Michigan.

The Columbia Theatre closed in 1955 and has since been demolished. Any further information on this theatre would be appreciated.

Contributed by Chuck

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on July 4, 2010 at 1:46 pm

The Columbia Theatre is listed at this address in the 1922 Flint City Directory. It’s possible the theater was rebuilt in 1930, but so far I’ve been unable to find anything indicating that this happened.

Boxoffice of June 2, 1956, reported that the Columbia Theatre had been closed, but the September 1 issue that same year reported that the house had been reopened by Lawrence Leon and Jay Walker. Their venture lasted less than a year. Boxoffice of August 10, 1957, said that the Columbia had closed again. I haven’t found the theater mentioned in any later issues of the magazine.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 27, 2012 at 3:06 am

A list of theaters designed by Flint architect George J. Bachmann published in the 1950 Theatre Catalog includes the Columbia Theatre at Flint, listed as a 1920 design project. It most likely opened in either 1920 or 1921.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on November 11, 2012 at 8:58 pm

The Columbia Theatre was listed in the 1921 Flint City Directory, but not in the 1919-1920 edition. It could have opened after the edition went to press, but must have opened before the end of 1920.

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