Dawn Theater

8342 Gratiot Avenue,
Detroit, MI 48213

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The Dawn Theater opened in 1916 and closed in 1958.

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on January 3, 2005 at 10:26 am

The Stuart Galbraith IV. book ‘Motor City Marquees’ gives the architects of the Dawn Theater as Feldman & Seeler

Dale521
Dale521 on February 5, 2005 at 12:31 pm

I lived on the corner of Forest and Heck Place, one very short block west of the Dawn Theater, from 1943 to 1949. My small bedroom, along the side porch of the old farmhouse had a window from which I had a good view of the marquee of the theater. As a young boy, I attended many Saturday matinee double features separated by serials and cartoons at the Dawn.

I doubt I will have any photos, but will search family albums to see.

DaleW

Dale521
Dale521 on February 5, 2005 at 12:41 pm

My error of memory – it was the Your Theater on Forest and Mt.Elliott that I referred to in my posting – not the Dawn.

I did live on Iroquois Street, near Gratiot and the Dawn Theater from 1939 to 1943 and did go to movies there with my older brothers but I have no recollection of the interior and definitely no photos.

DaleW

Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on August 15, 2012 at 2:15 pm

Described in the left column of this 1917 trade report: archive

Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on September 4, 2012 at 11:11 am

Could this be the Dawn’s marquee? Operating hours suggest a large city like Detroit: Boxoffice

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