Variety Theatre

13125-35 Fenkell Street,
Detroit, MI 48227

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Variety Theatre

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Opened as the Carlton Theatre in 1932, this Art Deco-style theater could seat around 1,000. It was renamed the Surf Theatre in 1955, and a decade later reopened as the Variety Theatre. By the end of the 1960’s, the theater began showing adult features. It was closed in 1975, and has since been demolished.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

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Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on June 23, 2010 at 2:32 pm

Boxoffice magazine of September 15, 1956 had a number of photos of the renovation of the Carlton Theatre and renaming it the Surf for its transformation into an art house. They are part of a long article called “Art Policy Revives a Shuttered Theatre."
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Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on July 13, 2012 at 10:33 am

Replacing expired link above: boxoffice

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