Delthe Theater

8935 Mack Avenue,
Detroit, MI 48214

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This 1076-seat neighborhood movie house opened in 1916, an early design by Detroit-based theater architect Christian W. Brandt.

During the early to mid 50s, the Delthe, also known as the Del, was one of a handful of Detroit theaters which screened 3-D films. By the early 60s, the Del was closed. It has since been demolished.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

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acmorrison on June 13, 2006 at 1:02 pm

From one who went to high school a couple of blocks away—this theater was called the Delthe (pronounced Del-thee). Despite the odd name it had a neat vertical sign.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on November 10, 2008 at 2:26 pm

Listed in the 1955 Film Daily Yearbook as the “Delthe” with 1,076 seats.

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