Guild Theatre

12719 Gratiot Avenue,
Detroit, MI 48205

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Guild Theatre

Opened as the Franklin Theatre in 1926, this very small theater became known as the Guild Theatre in 1962, when it started showing foreign features.

Later, it was renamed the Guild Art, and began showing adult films. In 1992, the “Art” portion of the name was dropped.

The Guild Theatre has been closed since the early-2000’s.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

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DetroitDerek on January 15, 2008 at 6:14 am

Picture of it’s condition as of the summer of 2007:

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kencmcintyre on April 29, 2010 at 10:38 am

Is this theater being demolished? I saw something on CNN to that effect.

Matthew Prigge
Matthew Prigge on November 11, 2012 at 6:21 pm

If anyone has any stories about going to/ working at this threatre in its adult days, I would love to hear them. I am chronicling the histories of adult theatres in the US. Please contact me at Thanks!

DavidZornig on September 26, 2015 at 8:38 am

Undated photo added courtesy of Tom Emm.

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