Royal Oak Music Theatre celebrates 80th!

posted by Michael Zoldessy on July 24, 2008 at 10:59 am

ROYAL OAK, MI — The Royal Oak Music Theatre will celebrate its 80th Anniversary with a showing of the Chaplin classic, “The Circus”, also a product of 1928.

When Kunsky Theatre first opened its doors on Fourth Street on March 6, 1928, the demand to get inside was so great, more people were turned away than were able to get inside the 1,700-seat movie theater.

A little more than 80 years later, owners of what’s still a local hot spot — now named the Royal Oak Music Theatre — want to re-create that night with a special anniversary event.

Read more at C&G.

(Thanks to annethelibrarian for providing the photo.)

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Comments (2)

RobertR on July 24, 2008 at 2:25 pm

Now THATS what a theatre marquee should look like.

JohnMLauter on July 25, 2008 at 11:40 pm

It’s too bad the owners of the building evicted the original Barton theatre pipe organ 18 years ago—the voice of the silent films. I wonder what they are using for music, probably electronically amplified piano. Revisionist history at its finest.

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