Detroit's Downtown Movie Palaces
MichaelHauser Marianne Weldon
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Jul 11, 2020 - 08:16 AM By MichaelHauser Marianne Weldon

The spokelike grid of wide grand avenues radiating out from downtown Detroit allowed for a concentration of theaters initially along Monroe Street near Campus Martius and, after the second decade of the 20th century, clustered around Grand Circus Park, all easily accessible by a vast network of streetcars In its heyday, Grand Circus Park boasted a dozen palatial movie palThe spokelike grid of wide grand avenues radiating out from downtown Detroit allowed for a concentration of theaters initially along Monroe Street near Campus Martius and, after the second decade of the 20th century, clustered around Grand Circus Park, all easily accessible by a vast network of streetcars In its heyday, Grand Circus Park boasted a dozen palatial movie palaces containing an astonishing total of 26,000 seats Of these theaters, five remain today, fully restored and operational for live entertainment Detroit, so than any other North American city, illustrates how demographic and economic forces dramatically changed the landscape of film exhibition in an urban setting.
  • Title: Detroit's Downtown Movie Palaces
  • Author: MichaelHauser Marianne Weldon
  • ISBN: 9780738541020
  • Page: 327
  • Format: Paperback

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Susan Stack Jul 11, 2020 - 08:16 AM
Excellent overview of the history of legitimate theaters, movie palaces, newsreel houses, vaudeville, burlesque and other fascinating performance venues. Well researched and lots of photographs.
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Katherine Jul 11, 2020 - 08:16 AM
This was great! And nice to see these haven't all been torn down, like most of the places in the book about Chicago movie palaces I read. One theater was even moved several blocks!
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Detroit's Downtown Movie Palaces By MichaelHauser Marianne Weldon The spokelike grid of wide grand avenues radiating out from downtown Detroit allowed for a concentration of theaters initially along Monroe Street near Campus Martius and, after the second decade of the 20th century, clustered around Grand Circus Park, all easily accessible by a vast network of streetcars In its heyday, Grand Circus Park boasted a dozen palatial movie palThe spokelike grid of wide grand avenues radiating out from downtown Detroit allowed for a concentration of theaters initially along Monroe Street near Campus Martius and, after the second decade of the 20th century, clustered around Grand Circus Park, all easily accessible by a vast network of streetcars In its heyday, Grand Circus Park boasted a dozen palatial movie palaces containing an astonishing total of 26,000 seats Of these theaters, five remain today, fully restored and operational for live entertainment Detroit, so than any other North American city, illustrates how demographic and economic forces dramatically changed the landscape of film exhibition in an urban setting.

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