Kent Theatre

322 Monroe Avenue NW,
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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The Kent Theatre

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The Orpheum Theatre was opened prior to 1916. By 1930, it had been renamed Kent Theatre with seating given at 1,081. This theatre was part of the Butterfield Theatre circuit.

The Kent Theatre closed in 1955 and has since been demolished. The area where the theatre once stood is where the Devos Place Convention and Performance Center is located. Any further information the Kent Theatre would be appreciated.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 1, 2011 at 7:43 am

Prior to being the Kent Theatre, the house at 322 Monroe Avenue was called the Orpheum. It was listed under that name in the 1922 Grand Rapids City Directory.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 2, 2011 at 6:31 am

The Orpheum is also listed at this location in the 1916 Grand Rapids City Directory.

elvelaw
elvelaw on May 7, 2012 at 10:05 pm

Photos of fans waiting in line to see Ralph DePalma at the Orpheum at the GR Public Museum link:

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-Sbv7MmFJOrA/TZ84alj0lYI/AAAAAAAAMIQ/ww9Jx8PyYf4/s530/0000666.jpg

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-vknmbwobH1Q/TZ84b6ygmkI/AAAAAAAAMIY/e-PvSdSLLXk/s545/0000667.jpg

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