Centre Theatre

11240 South Saginaw Street,
Grand Blanc, MI 48439

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1961 photo courtesy of Mark Allen Ragnone.

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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.

Contributed by Charles Van Bibber

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DavidZornig
DavidZornig on December 22, 2013 at 5:49 pm

Theatre name spelling should be changed from Center to Centre. Buildings in the 1961 photo I just added also matched the current Google Street View that previously served as the overview image.

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