Detroit Theatre

16407 Detroit Avenue,
Lakewood, OH 44107

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Detroit Theatre

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This theater was built in 1924, closing for three years during World War II. Originally built with a stage as a single auditorium, it was split down the middle in 1989 to become a twin theater.

It was closed on January 30, 2011. It was demolished in 2012, and a McDonalds restaurant now sits on the site.

Contributed by Laura Parsons

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buckguy
buckguy on December 9, 2009 at 10:35 pm

It was a small theatre, but I think 425 was too small. We occasionally came west as a novelty to see first run shows here in the 60s. I remember seeing “Thunderball” there.

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on January 25, 2011 at 4:38 am

It is sad to report, but the Detroit shall be closing as of January 30, 2011: View link

dave-bronx™
dave-bronx™ on January 31, 2011 at 4:43 am

It has indeed closed after the last show tonight. The other theatre this owner has, the Parma, has been up for sale but is still operating. We’ll see how much longer that one lasts.

RobertR
RobertR on February 1, 2011 at 8:32 pm

The 1975 marquee was beautiful but it looks like it was let go to hell by 1982

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on February 15, 2011 at 5:02 am

Status should be closed.

terencetekushan
terencetekushan on June 18, 2011 at 5:20 am

I just read that McDonald’s wants to buy the Detroit and tear it down.

bwaynef
bwaynef on March 10, 2012 at 1:12 am

Chuck1231, I’m pretty sure the evening photo of the Detroit that you have linked here was taken sometime between December 1969 and March 1970 because the attraction is “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service,” which played the Detroit at that time. P.S. Thanks for the photo.

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on May 12, 2012 at 6:23 am

After being used for firefighter training, the venerable Detroit Theater will soon be demolished to make away for a McDonald’s restaurant. View link

Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on July 11, 2012 at 9:19 pm

Modernization described in 1955 trade article: boxoffice

Hibi
Hibi on September 16, 2014 at 8:30 pm

How sad. That theater outlasted so many other theaters. Torn down for a McDonald’s. Progress.

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