Howell Theater

315 E. Grand River Avenue,
Howell, MI 48843

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Dave Lounder
Dave Lounder on August 18, 2013 at 11:14 pm site states: The theater is closed; however, check back for updates on the Root Restaurant coming soon!

Dave Lounder
Dave Lounder on August 18, 2013 at 11:11 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 12:27 pm

Reopened, website at

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on October 15, 2009 at 5:18 pm

This is another 1987 photo.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on May 8, 2009 at 4:56 pm

According to the Howell Theater website, this theater closed on May 5, 2009.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on February 5, 2009 at 10:34 am

Another photo of the Howell Theater can be seen here.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on January 18, 2008 at 12:24 pm

Here is a photo of just the Howell Theater marquee.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 10, 2006 at 6:04 pm

This is a recent 2006 photo of the Howell Theater.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on November 24, 2004 at 9:39 am

You can see old and new photos of the Howell Theater here:
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