Castle Theatre

3412 Hastings Street,
Detroit, MI 48211

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The Castle Theatre opened in 1914. It seated 1,350. The theatre closed in the early-1960’s. The site is now an empty lot.

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MHGriffin
MHGriffin on June 19, 2014 at 3:42 am

I lived at 629 Eliot, which was just off Hastings and I went to the Castle Theater on some weekends as a child. Since I wasn’t born until 1949 the movie theater did not close in 1939. I believe it closed around 1960. That’s when the businesses and families living in the area were evicted to make way for what is now known at the I-75 freeway. After moving, my family eventually found the Fine Arts Theater on Woodward and either went there on weekends or to the drive-in Ford-Wyoming or another drive-in somewhere just off Woodward, in place of the Castle.

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