Camelot 1-2-3

12715 W. Warren Avenue,
Dearborn, MI 48126

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on February 19, 2015 at 10:56 pm

Linkrot repair: The 1938 Boxoffice article about the Circle Theatre can now be seen at these links:

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 31, 2009 at 3:55 am

Here is a link to the 1938 Boxoffice article about the Circle Theatre I mentioned above. On seeing the photos again I think I’d call the style Art Deco rather than Art Modern, though it was not the most costly Art Deco.

The article includes a list of a number of other theaters designed by Bennett & Straight.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on June 12, 2009 at 7:31 pm

The remodeling shown in the 1979 photo concealed the original Art Moderne facade as designed by Bennett & Straight. The Circle Theatre was give a two-page spread in the January 8, 1938, issue of Boxoffice, with photos of the lobby rotunda, the spacious 1,800-seat auditorium, and the original facade with its intricate massing.

Bennett & Straight also designed the Midway Theatre in Dearborn.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 18, 2009 at 5:02 pm

The Circle Theatre was designed by the architectural firm Bennett & Straight. There was a photo of it in the February 11, 1939, issue of Boxoffice magazine.