Beacon Theatre

6541 Grand River Avenue,
Detroit, MI 48208

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One of C. Howard Crane’s earlier Detroit theater designs, the Ferry Field Theatre opened in 1916 and seated 1,325. In 1934, it was renamed the Beacon Theatre, but only operated three more years before closing.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on February 1, 2014 at 5:22 pm

The September 16, 1916, issue of The Moving Picture World said that the Ferry Field Theatre had opened on August 31. The theater was decorated in the Spanish Renaissance style.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on February 1, 2014 at 5:29 pm

Street View has been set to a location in Highland Park several miles from the Grand River Avenue site of the theater. The zip code is 48208.

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