Silver Cinemas 8

32173 Gratiot Avenue,
Roseville, MI 48066

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Silver Cinemas 8

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Opened December 22, 1965 as a sister to the Livonia Mall Cinema (now called the American Family Cinemas) by General Cinemas Corporation, the identical Macomb Mall Cinema I & II opened with “The Greatest Story Ever Told” and the bizzare animated children’s movie “Pinocchio in Outer Space”.

The Macomb Mall Cinema was located near the site of the long-demolished Gratiot Drive-In. Later renamed the Macomb Mall Cinema I,II,III when it was triplexed, and in 1992, the Cinema Macomb Mall, the theater was increased to four screens in the early-1990’s.

Later with eight screens, the theater became part of the Silver Cinemas chain, and called the Silver Cinemas 8, screening second-run features. It was closed in April 2015.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

Recent comments (view all 4 comments)

xiaNaix on March 11, 2011 at 11:26 pm

I worked for this cinema in the late 80’s and early 90’s when it was run by General Cinema. Also when it was later purchased by Cinemark. Anyone have any pictures?

BigScreen_com on May 8, 2015 at 7:09 pm

This theater closed in April 2015:

moax429 on September 1, 2015 at 6:49 pm

I used to go to this theater when I lived in Southfield until December 2014 (I now live in Charlotte, Michigan, a small town between Lansing and Battle Creek).

I was shocked when I came back to the Detroit area for a visit with my friend last spring and discovered the Silver Cinemas were closed (a sign on the marquee read, “Closed – It’s been reel”). I guess that was a consequence of the Macomb Mall being remodeled.

Shame that now if I go back to suburban Detroit for a visit, and want to see a movie I missed the first time around, I’ll have to go to that sorry Movies 16 at Universal Mall in Warren; the Silver Cinemas had more class for a second-run theater. But, when I have enough money and want to see anything first-run, it’s good to know the MJR Partridge Creek is still active (I also have an MJR Rewards Card to use there, which is likewise still active).

rivest266 on November 7, 2015 at 8:56 pm

December 22nd, 1965 grand opening ad in photo section. The third of General Cinema’s twin cinemas in the Detroit area.

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