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This web site dedicated to preserving the wonderful history of the State of Michigan! We have over 4000 attractions featured with over 20,000 photos and thousands of information updates! Movie Theaters, Drive-Ins, Auto Racing, Amusement Parks, Motels, Resorts, Tourist Attractions and much more! Click the button in the menu to the left to see a random sample!

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Update for Sunday, May 9th, 2021

Still on my spree of adding and updating theater entries. I have added hundreds of photos and quite a few new entries. I am concentrating on small town theaters going back to the early 1900's using newspaper archives as one of my primary references. Working alphabetically, I should have this effort done within a week or 2. I am continuing to gather information on other subjects as I see them.

Update for Friday, April 30th, 2021

Lately I have been going bonkers on the historical newspaper sites finding TONS of information on old theaters. It is almost addicting as I have been doing it for several hours every day for a week or more. I have posted items that hopefully provide context and new information on some of these old houses. Who ran them, when they were built and opened, various incidents that occurred and so forth.

I am also comparing my master list of theaters to other sources to fill in the gaps for what I might be missing. I even hired somebody on Fiverr to transpose an old business catalog from the 20's into text to add to my information. The total number of theaters in the state is now almost 2200.

That is not to say they were all open at once, but that is still a staggering number when you think about it. Some of these were opened and changed names over the years but most are unique, separate entities. Smallish towns you wouldn't think would have a theater at all had several over the years in some cases. The research work continues on my quest to have the most complete coverage possible....

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Last 30 Locations Added
Colonial Theater - Sault Sainte Marie - 5/16/2021
Strand Theater - Sault Sainte Marie - 5/16/2021
Lake Theatre - Sand Lake - 5/16/2021
Sun Theatre - Rudyard - 5/16/2021
Civic Theatre - Romulus - 5/16/2021
Eymer's Theatre - Prescott - 5/16/2021
Posen Theater - Posen - 5/16/2021
Canterbury Drive-In Movie Theater - Lake Orion - 5/16/2021
Grand Theatre - Pickford - 5/15/2021
Silhouette Theater - Perry - 5/15/2021
Idle Hour Theater - Paw Paw - 5/15/2021
Rocket Theater - Rock - 5/15/2021
Venetian Theatre - Coldwater - 5/12/2021
Niles Opera House - Niles - 5/12/2021
Star Theatre - Niles - 5/12/2021
Strand Theatre - Niles - 5/12/2021
Legion Theater - Minden City - 5/11/2021
Legion Theater - New Buffalo - 5/10/2021
Buff-Lo Theatre - New Buffalo - 5/10/2021
Central Theater - Merrill - 5/10/2021
Mayfair Theatre - Mayville - 5/10/2021
Litchfield Theatre - Litchfield - 5/10/2021
Rex Theatre - Kingsford - 5/10/2021
Country Village Cinema V - Ishpeming - 5/10/2021
Bijou Theatre - Iron Mountain - 5/10/2021
Center Theatre - Ionia - 5/10/2021
Hill Theatre - Hillsdale - 5/9/2021
Gem Theatre - Gladstone - 5/9/2021
Lyric Theatre - Gladstone - 5/9/2021
Gladstone Theatre - Gladstone - 5/9/2021
Last 30 Information Updates
Lee Theatre - Whitmore Lake - 5/16/2021
Plaza 2 Theatre - Portage - 5/15/2021
Minter Theatre - Owosso - 5/14/2021
Hampton 6 - Essexville - 5/12/2021
Oakdale Theatre - Hazel Park - 5/10/2021
Imlay City Cinemas - Imlay City - 5/10/2021
Fremont Theatre - Fremont - 5/9/2021
Cadillac 5 Theatres - Cadillac - 5/9/2021
Dowagiac Theatre - Dowagiac - 5/3/2021
Chief Theatre - Dowagiac - 5/3/2021
Strand Theatre - Alma - 5/2/2021
Palace Theater - Petoskey - 4/27/2021
Temple Theatre - Sault Sainte Marie - 4/25/2021
Washington Theatre - Brighton - 4/25/2021
Danny Boy's Drive In Movie Theaters - Ionia - 4/25/2021
Novi Town Center 8 - Novi - 4/24/2021
Brighton Cinemas 9 - Brighton - 4/24/2021
Liberty Theater - Marlette - 4/22/2021
Milford Independent Cinema - Milford - 4/19/2021
EMagine Novi - Novi - 4/19/2021
MJR Westland Grand Digital Cinema 16 - Westland - 4/19/2021
Showcase Cinemas Westland - Westland - 4/19/2021
Showcase Cinemas Flint East - Burton - 4/18/2021
Vaudette Theatre - Mount Pleasant - 4/18/2021
Temple Theatre - Howell - 4/17/2021
Tahqua-Land Theatre - Newberry - 4/17/2021
Callier Theatre - Belding - 4/17/2021
Farr Theatre - Mason - 4/17/2021
Pentwater Theatre - Pentwater - 4/17/2021
Roxy Theatre - St. Charles - 4/17/2021
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