Theatre Comique

1249-1251 Broadway Street,
Detroit, MI 48226

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The Crystal Theatre was opened on September 18, 1905. Designed by architect C. Howard Crane, it had an elaborated sheet metal facade. Seating was provided in orchestra and balcony levels.

It was closed for a while and reopened on February 2, 1908 as the Theatre Comique playing ‘High Class Continuous Perfomances’ of movies. It was closed in 1928.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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CSWalczak on October 11, 2012 at 12:49 pm

There are two pictures of this theater on this webpage. At some point the signage was changed to read Comique Theatre.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on January 29, 2014 at 8:18 pm

The Comique Theatre at 1249 Broadway is listed in the 1928 Film Daily Yearbook with 710 seats.

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