Norwood Theatre

6533 Woodward Avenue,
Detroit, MI 48202

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Additional Info

Previously operated by: Telenews Theaters

Architects: William S. Joy

Functions: Special Events

Styles: Art Deco

Previous Names: Norwood-Telenews Theatre

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1940s Norwood

The Norwood Theatre designed by architectural firm William S. Joy & Co. and was opened in April 1915. It was demolished in the summer of 1941 to allow for road widening.

A new Norwood-Telenews Theatre was built on the site designed in an Art Deco style. It was closed in 1949 and was converted for retail use. By 2024 it was a special events venue named The Norwood.

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Recent comments (view all 4 comments)

sdoerr on January 20, 2006 at 5:39 pm

If anyone has any photos of this theater (interior or exterior) from 1915-1949 it would be greatly appreciated, as it was designed by WS Joy an architect I am constantly curious about.

DavidZornig on July 15, 2020 at 8:35 pm

1911 rendering and 1919 photo added.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 17, 2021 at 8:56 pm

This item from the July 3, 1941 issue of Film Daily indicates that the remodeling of the Norwood Theatre that year was actually to be a complete reconstruction.

“To Demolish Norwood

“The Norwood Theater on Woodward Ave., one of the oldest neighborhood theaters in the city, is to be torn down in about a month for street widening, and will be replaced by an entirely new theater structure.”

The building, now completely gutted, is currently listed for sale for $625,000.

nsortzi on February 12, 2024 at 3:49 am

This building is currently an event venue called The Norwood.

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