1583 W. Fort Street,
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Built in 1925, and designed by C. Howard Crane, as the Lincoln Park Theatre, this 600 seat theater was remodeled in the early-1940’s in an Art Moderne style by another prolific Detroit-area theater architect, Charles N. Agree. After decades as a first-run house, this Streamline-style theater switched over to pornographic films in the 1970’s, and remained, to the consternation of many, a XXX theater for many years.
Its facade has been painted a uniformly drab gray, its storefront windows blocked up and painted over to draw less attention to itself. (Though its bright yellow marquee advertising “Adult Entertainment” certainly is not subtle whatsoever).
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