Allen Park Cinema

6601 Allen Road,
Allen Park, MI 48101

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Allen Park Cinema

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Opened in 1940 as a single-screen, Art Moderne style house seating over 1,600, the Allen Park Theatre was designed by the firm of Bennett & Straight.

Later, the Allen Park Theatre was run by Nicholas George as the first of many theaters under his operation during the 1960’s and 1970’s, such as the Mai Kai in Livonia, the Americana in Southfield and (briefly) the Michigan, in downtown Detroit.

The Allen Park Theatre was twinned as the Allen Park I & II in 1970. In 1986, George sold the twin to the AMC chain, who would later carve the theater further, into five screens.

Today operated by the MJR chain, as the Allen Park Cinema, the theater now is a bargain house screening second-run fare.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

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sdoerr
sdoerr on November 19, 2004 at 3:50 pm

A great looking exterior. The WaterWinterWonderland pic doesn’t do it justice. The marquee looks great lit up inside. Sadly I couldn’t see the interior as I was walking/performing in a parade.

DonSolosan
DonSolosan on November 7, 2008 at 6:34 pm

I remember seeing John Carpenter’s The Thing here when it was still a twin. They had the AC cranked up, which added to the whole paranoia-at-the-South-Pole thing.

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