Re-renovation planned for Detroit’s Fisher Theatre

posted by stevebob on March 18, 2008 at 8:00 am

DETROIT, MI — A $3.5 million update is in the works for Nederlander’s Fisher Theater, as reported in a Detroit News article late last year.

The Fisher opened in 1928 as an ornate movie palace in the unusual Mayan Revival style, but even its 1961 remodeling for theatrical performances was historic: it was the last architectural commission credited to the firm of Rapp and Rapp.

The article points out that the current renovation plan is tentative, and doesn’t offer details about how the auditorium might change other than by gaining 300 seats. The Nederlander site doesn’t offer any information at all.

Could Rapp and Rapp’s lavish mid-century modern interior be imperiled? (This page has pictures of the Fisher Theatre in both of its incarnations to date.)

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