Lakewood Theatre

14249 E. Jefferson Avenue,
Detroit, MI 48215

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The Lakewood Theatre was opened in 1915 and closed in 1958.

Contributed by Joseph T. Breen

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on November 12, 2008 at 5:01 pm

In 1955 the Lakewood Theater had 1,270 seats.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on September 20, 2011 at 2:58 am

Lakewood Street appears to have gotten its name after this theater was built. Here’s an item from the “Construction Notes” section of the trade journal Paint, Oil and Drug Review of November 11, 1914:

“Detroit. Mich.—Vacant property at the northwest corner of Jefferson and Oneida avenues has been sold by Mrs. Bertha Cutler to a syndicate which will erect a $77,000 theater. Plans for the theater, which will be known as the Lakewood, are being prepared by Bernard Thulen.”
I can’t find an Oneida Avenue in Detroit today. It’s even possible that Lakewood Street was named for the theater, rather than vice-versa. I’ve not been able to find any other references to an architect named Bernard Thulen, either, so the name might have been an error.

There is a page for the Lakewood Theatre at Water Winter Wonderland.

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