11240 South Saginaw Street,
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The Centre Theatre in Grand Blanc opened in 1946 and seated 638 people. It was owned by the Weishuhn family who lived next door to the development which included a bowling alley, dairy bar and gas station.
The theatre had a dual sound system, cry room, a large stage and parking for 500 cars. The Centre Theatre closed in 1965 and the Weishuhns converted it into a recreation center which was first called Colo Cue, then Invaders Arcade and is now the All-Star Sports Center.
When Mr. Weishuhn died in the mid-1980’s, the estate auction included items stored in the Weishuhn family bar including the original doors from the theatre and the marquee. The marquee was fabricated by a sign company in Kalamazoo. Marquee letters served as paperweights for some of the items for for bidding.
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