Flint Art Theatre

3814 Saginaw Street,
Flint, MI 48505

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Former Flint Art Theatre in Flint, MI

The Flint Art Theatre opened as the Flint Theatre in 1939 with seating listed at 522. This was a small neighborhood theatre on Saginaw Street at Tiden Street. It was independently owned and operated from what I found.

The Flint Theatre closed in 1953 and has since been used by Classic Charter and Tours. Any further information on this theatre would be appreciated.

Contributed by Chuck

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steelbeard1 on May 25, 2011 at 4:54 pm

The former theater is on North Saginaw. I believe a tire shop was once located in the converted theater in the 1960s.

William Dakota
William Dakota on July 28, 2011 at 6:41 pm

I think it should be Saginaw Street not road. It was an Art House theater that exhibited foreign films. They also had recent news reel clips. I remember seeing the Atomic Bomb explosion, that shocked the world. I used to go there quite often. Other than the Garden, it was the only theater showing foreign films. I am glad it is now remembered.

Too bad there isn’t a photo showing what the front used to look like. I remember seeing “THE RED SHOES” there. I don’t remember the interior at all nor what the concession stand looked like. I just faintly remember the theater and for years could never remember the name.

My dad worked at a gas station nearby.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on November 23, 2015 at 3:01 am

A brief announcement about the Flint Theatre appeared in the “Theaters Planned” column of The Film Daily for September 9, 1938. The $75,000, 780-seat house at North Saginaw and Tilden Streets was being designed for operator Walter O. Johnson by architect George J. Bachmann.

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