Royal Theatre

10799 W. Seven Mile Road,
Detroit, MI 48221

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BrianSchiff
BrianSchiff on January 6, 2016 at 10:01 am

I loved this theatre..I remember it being impossible to get near when Jerry Lewis showed up for the premiere of ‘The Nutty Professor’,

rivest266
rivest266 on November 5, 2015 at 4:34 pm

This theatre was due to open on December 27th, 1940, but the union, who wanted a stagehand to be hired halted its opening.

article: http://freep.newspapers.com/clip/3563583/royal_theatre_opening_halted/

It finally opened on January 31st, 1941. Both grand opening ads in photo section.

ShelleyCameron
ShelleyCameron on March 16, 2013 at 12:47 pm

Correction: The Royal Theatre did have dressing rooms complete with a banquet of mirrored, lighted, vanity stations with stools and a wardrobe closet. In the 1960’s the dressing rooms, reached by climbing an iron stairway off of the inner foyer to the second floor, were used by us “candy counter girls” for stashing our coats and changing into our candy counter uniforms of pink blouses and skirts.

Popcorn was delivered pre-popped in big plastic bags from the Wisper and Wetsman distributor and stored in the cavernous basement. A refrigerator off the dressing rooms held many dozen lbs of real butter that was melted and dispensed from the butter machine at the candy counter.