Globe Theatre

3520 Grand River Avenue,
Detroit, MI 48208

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Built as a vaudeville house and opened August 18, 1912. It was designed by the architectural firm of Harley & Atchison seating around 650. The Globe Theatre was operated by United Amusements. By the time it was remodeled in 1915 by C. Howard Crane (and enlarged to seat just over 850), the Globe Theatre switched over to motion pictures.

It was located very close to the old Tiger Stadium, and was in operation through the 1970’s.

The Globe was demolished long ago.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

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HarleyEllis on October 16, 2007 at 11:45 am

Architectural firm responsible for origianl design of this building is actively seeking any and all photos of this building for our 2008 Centennail Celebration. Please contact: Harley Ellis Devereaux, Centennial Committee, 26913 Northwestern Highway, Southfield, MI 48033. Phone: 248-262-1500. e-mail: THANK YOU!

Matthew Prigge
Matthew Prigge on November 11, 2012 at 6:20 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!

rivest266 on November 2, 2015 at 2:26 pm

August 18th, 1912 grand opening ad in photo section.

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