Howell Theater

315 E. Grand River Avenue,
Howell, MI 48843

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The Drive-In Guy
The Drive-In Guy on August 5, 2014 at 12:45 am

Curious as to what Mr. DePerro paid when he ‘bought’ the theater??

EvMueller on July 21, 2014 at 9:08 pm

The Howell is re-opening! Kickstarter project by new owner Tyler DePerro here:

The Drive-In Guy
The Drive-In Guy on August 18, 2013 at 8:14 pm site states: The theater is closed; however, check back for updates on the Root Restaurant coming soon!

The Drive-In Guy
The Drive-In Guy on August 18, 2013 at 8:11 pm

Well … sadly, the 86 year-old Howell appears to be permanently darkened, according to my exhibitor partner and current Howell, MI resident, Miss Barbara Jean Babbs. Miss Babbs interviewed a Howell Theater employee last month and learned that the venue had been sold and is slated to become an ‘expensive restaurant.’ As a life-long picture show aficianado, I find atrocities like this to be extremely disheartening. Trendy eateries have a reputation to come and go. It is our hope that the lion’s share of the moviehouse is left intact, so that the possibility of the Howell Theater being re-opened one day remains. These old theaters tended to be the heart and soul of the local communities they served … a gala gathering place. Nothing gold can stay. Dave Lounder (, CT

rivest266 on October 28, 2012 at 9:27 am

Reopened, website at