Tower Theatre

12813 Grand River Avenue,
Detroit, MI 48227

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chuckjav on February 21, 2018 at 4:47 pm

PS….the adorning Pewabic tiling reminds me very much of my beloved Mackenzie High School, which was only a few miles from the Tower.


chuckjav on February 21, 2018 at 4:00 pm


I just want to be sure you know that the old Tower Theatre, on Grand River Avenue in Detroit remained open well beyond 1964.

My family moved into the neighborhood on March 22, 1969; the theatre had only recently been shuttered…the marquee was still emblazoned: “Hang ‘em High….starring Clint Eastwood”.

By 1971, the defunct Tower Theatre had become home to the Holland-Dozier-Holland recording studios. Many times, while standing across the street (Fullerton & Sorrento), I watched several prominent musicians walk in and out of the building.


Chuck Greene
Beavercreek, Ohio

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on August 6, 2014 at 2:26 pm

A three-page article about Detroit’s Tower Theatre appeared in the June 1, 1935, issue of Motion Picture Herald. A scan is available from The Internet Archive.