Azteca Theatre

1302 Michigan Avenue,
Detroit, MI 48226

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Regor19 on February 13, 2020 at 4:45 pm

My grandpa is the guy with the sunglasses on

Regor19 on February 13, 2020 at 4:43 pm

They also had a record shop on bagley it was turned into a barbershop and owned the Alamo theater on bagley between 23rd and 24th

Regor19 on February 13, 2020 at 4:37 pm

This was my grandpa’s theater Frank Strong he also owned the record shop across the street my dad worked there also

DavidZornig on March 9, 2018 at 8:48 pm

1951 photo added. “El Papelerito” on the poster was released October 25, 1951. So the 1939 close date is incorrect. Below copy accompanied the photo. The Brooklyn Theatre, later renamed the Azteca Theatre, once stood on the northwest corner of Brooklyn Street and Michigan Avenue. It specialized in Spanish language films after Corktown gained an influx of Mexican immigrants. It was demolished around the 1950s.

This photo appears in “Detroit’s Corktown” by Armando Delicato and Julie Demery, and was originally from the Burton Historical Collection, Detroit Public Library. Via the Corktown Historical Society.