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8/20/2017 - Trenton Theatre - Trenton - Debra Jackson
The Theatre has been renovated and is a very active performance theatre.

It is NOT closed. The photo you post is the OLD photo, although the new updated photo is in previous comments. The theatre seats 355. It is home to Downriver Youth Performing Arts Center, a youth theatre group working with ages 5-19, whose goal is the positive development of young people through experiences in the arts.

We also have a summer program, workshops, and host entertainment and other civic activities! To date, over $500,000 has been invested in the theatre via the support and encouragement of generous community, individual, and civic funding. It i available for rental and even hosts a couple of weddings per year!..
8/20/2017 - Showcase Cinemas Pontiac 6-12 - Bloomfield Hills - Kevin Wilburn
A Target with underground parking is now in its place.
8/20/2017 - Liberty Amusement Park - Battle Creek - Jim Mace
the picture labeled Pavilion (I think it's the 6th one down) and the last picture, are of Willard Beach, a part of the city-owned Willard Park at the southeast part of the Lake. The Liberty Amusement Park was at the northeast part of the lake. Great collection.
8/20/2017 - Onondaga Dragway - Onondaga - Ed
Just a update on Onondaga Dragway, it is open for operation now.

The court ruled in favor of the track owners last week. Racing starts this Saturday, August 12th, gates open at 8am, racing starts at 9am. Of course weather permitting. $35 to race, $10 to spectate, kids 10 and under are free.

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8/8/2017 - Hillman Theatre - Hillman - Walter Lutz
Oh! the Great memories of Hillman,Mi.

My grandfather Hazel Totten owned the Theatre,Bowling Alley and the restraunt. He also owned the High Way Inn Bar. Wes Benac and my grandfather also owned the Thunder Bay Drive In Theatre between Hillman and Alpena. I use to wash the cars windows for extra money when they came to enter the Drive in.

Fished the Flood Waters with my grandfather. My grandfather live down the street from the dairy queen. Just behind the Slattery's (Giles,Sheila and Kevin) house. After my grandfather retired in 1964 from all of his businesses he and my grand mother moved to Sarasota,Fl.

He passed away there about a year or so after they had moved. My grand father will never be forgotten. He was my hero and my idle. They had two daughters - Nancy and Mary Ann.

Mary Ann passed away years ago. My mother Nancy is still living in Florida. She will be 93 in Sept.
8/8/2017 - Farmington 4 Cinemas - Farmington - Kenneth D. Barnard, Jr.
The Farmington 4 Cinemas was owned by the Krim Brothers.

Their corporation name was Krim Enterprises Inc. I used to work on and take care of their cars during the mid 70's. Sol Krim was a great guy whom I mostly interacted with. The other two brothers were good people too, Leonard and Mac.

They had another brother out in California who was a well-known Hollywood producer and also went by the nickname Mac Krim who had dated extensively Kim Novak in the mid 50's. I never figured out why the youngest brother always went by his older brother's nick name Mac? All the brothers used to also own and started out with Krim Theater on Woodward Ave. in the 1940's in Highland Park (enclave city in Detroit).
8/8/2017 - Tri-City Dragway - Saginaw - Carrie S Hartley
Does anyone have any photo's or information on my uncle. Boyd Dick Hartley, he was the announcer at most of the races when I was growing up back in the 60's and 70's. It would be interesting to see photos. Thanks Carrie H.
7/31/2017 - Warren Theatre - Detroit - marva ogle
Update: I worked at Warren Theater in 1953-1954, before that the Town Theater on Grand River near Southfield.

When the Warren needed a cashier they asked for me as I lived much closer. I went to Ruddiman for Elementary, bussed down to Verner Hwy to Wilson Middle School and road the DSR bus with a pass to Mackenzie High for High School, only went half days. Cody was not open then and when it did open they started with just 9th grade and added one more year each year. I lived on Ashton between Whitlock and Paul, having moved there in 1940 and moved 1954, when I got married.

My maiden name was Marva Craig, anyone remember me. Nice to read all the memories from back then..
7/31/2017 - Frolic Theatre - Midland - Sandra K. Smith
My Gr.

Grandfather was the owner of the Frolic Theater, his name was David M. Bye. He also owner several other businesses in the surrounding area. According to my father, he was the richest man in Midland other than Willard Dow.

I do know that he was quite wealthy as he was heir to monies from his father Lord Bye, from England..
7/31/2017 - Four Star Theatre - Grand Rapids - Howard Parks
Popeye's Chicken took over the spot where Four Star stood. Popeye's used to be next door but built a new building when Four Star was demolished.
7/27/2017 - Pontiac Speedway - Pontiac - Marcus Opie
The M-59/Elizabeth Lk/Cass Lk Rd site was a swamp in the 50s, filled for Kmart, but not very well if you look at the lot. No track was there. M-59 speedway was the only track in the area 7or 8 miles west.
7/27/2017 - Harpos Concert Theatre - Detroit - Shelly Neal
This place is currently under new ownership. Much cleaner and better security is in the works.
7/27/2017 - Michigan Theatre - Detroit - C Thomas
My first concert! 12 years old.

May 1974. The New York Dolls! How did my parents agree to this??? The Dolls (David, Johnny, Sylvain, Arthur, and Jerry) came out and just floored everyone! Dressed in full glitter and high heels! And Sylvain in over-size sunglasses! They were so visual! They rocked loud and hard. They were so loud that they blew out the sound system and the concert was stopped for a brief amount of time. I remember hearing a few (maybe more than a few) Go back to New York! shouts.

People were jazzed and in no mood to be waiting. But once the PA was fixed, the concert continued and the Dolls were amazing! And still very loud! As for the Michigan Palace? It was also amazing. Even to a 12 year old boy. Lots of red.

Lots of gold. Lots of marble. I remember how lush it felt. The lobby was almost overwhelming.

The lights hanging from the ceiling were incredible. The ceiling inside the actual theatre was very detailed. It had lots of old-time charm. I can only imagine what the theatre might have looked like in the very beginning or 25, 30 years earlier! Amazing! And for me as a kid, it was a great place to see my first concert - or any concert - what a great memory to have! I will admit, with the list of acts that played there, I'm surprised it didn't continue.

Which is too bad. It could have been a classic venue for artists coming through Detroit to play at - like the FOX. It's terrible to see it now - and what it has become. Such a shame.

But this doesn't end on a sour note. I attended that New York Dolls show with my brother. I can still see my Mom & Dad parked in the very first parking space (right in front of the theatre!) waiting in the car for my brother and I to come out. And that still makes me smile.

Thanks to my Parents for letting us go and having a memory that will last a lifetime!..
7/27/2017 - Tri-City Dragway - Saginaw - Jack Hille
I am looking for photos of my 1969 SC/Rambler pulled from a barn.

I have talked with original owner who raced it at Tri City extensively. He gave me all the trophies. I am told someone out there has micro fish from the Dragstrip. Sometimes the car ran under sponsorship Of Kryza AMC out of Fenton Mi.

Any help would be great..
7/27/2017 - Denniston Cinemas - Monroe - Matt Wilkinson
Friend of mine just bought the old denniston theater. He owns wonderworld comics and plans to operate his comic book/toy store in this location and Plans on leaving one theater to show films of the comic nature I believe.
7/6/2017 - Mt. Clemens Race Track - Mount Clemens - Jennifer Bauer
Gibraltar Trade Center to close Mt. Clemens location after 37 years. The same location of the Mt Clemens Race Track, that was demolished to make way for this shopping weekend market. Last day is August 27, 2017, the land has been sold to an industrial complex developer.
6/25/2017 - Edgewater Park - Detroit - Bob
I worked at Edgewater from 1972-1975.

I was 16 when I started and worked there up until my Freshman year of college. My first year I blew up baloons for the dart game, then worked Skee Ball the next three years. I remember when the park only cost $1. 00 for the entire day, however the Roller Coaster was an additional fee.

My boss was Leo Pike and his assistant was Doug Trout (honest to goodness, a true story). I made $1. 50/hour in 1972 and $2. 00/hour by the time I quit in '75.

They had great French fries there. Sometimes when I hear an old song on the radio it brings back memories of Edgewater because those same songs were piped throughout the park, alll day, every day! Working there was an educational experience and I never knew what to expect from day to day..
6/16/2017 - Thunder Road Raceway - Cass City - Brent Kostanko
Hello all - There is a video on YouTube that shows actual footage of Thunder Road Speedway posted by Bill Murawski (Thank you Bill, mom loved it). Type in Thunder Road Speedway 1976. Enjoy.
6/16/2017 - Cameo Theatre - Detroit - Rosey schmidt, rodgers
I sent my photo of the cameo, hope you got it. My schools were , Marshall, Nolan, Pershing. Also the same for my sister Doris. We lived on robinwood during that time period, they were the greatest.
6/16/2017 - Pleasure Island Water Park - Norton Shores - Aaron
Wish there were any kind of pics out there I could find from this park (when it was actually open) besides the one of the Black Hole. Can the person that said they have a pamphlet from 1993 post that at least? Does anyone remember the free mini-golf they had? I also remember the little trail that went off into the other lake with a slide was a blast. What would've been really cool is to be like that poster below that walked around in 2000 when it was abandoned.
6/9/2017 - Nicks 41 Speedway - Ishpeming - Toby P
Hi i was wondering what years the track was in operation 'I found a trophy ata resale shop from there.
6/9/2017 - Garden Theatre - Marshall - Kristin Holbrook
The original Barton Theater Organ from this theater was brought back to Marshall in 1977 and installed inside a gift shop in Downtown Marshall called The Mole Hole. It is played during the year by an organist from Lansing, and also has the capability to play on its own. For more information about the organ, please call 269-781-5923.
6/9/2017 - Western Michigan Fairgrounds - Grand Rapids - Jason Hofman
You can see photos of the grandstands and the large exhibit hall that once stood on the Western Michigan Fairgrounds if you visit Mill Creek Tavern in Comstock Park. I believe the fair that once operated in Comstock Park closed in the early 1930s and was moved to Lowell, Michigan, known today as the Kent County Youth Fair.
6/9/2017 - Detroit Dragway - Brownstown Twp - David Jungquist
I am looking for Detroit Dragway 1972 Grand Nationals photos, film and info. Need Sundays elemators rounds. My car came in first in my bracket. Can anyone help me.
6/9/2017 - Great Lakes Theatre - Detroit - edward murawski
went to the Great Lakes theater many times in the 50's Saturday afternoon shows were 12 cents great cartoons and weekly features buck rogers and many others , great science fiction movies too. when not there i went to he Norwest , it was about 15 cents to get in. great time to grow up in Detroit.
6/9/2017 - Marysville Drive-In Theatre - Marysville - Michael Bennett
Television was non-existent in Smith's Creek when I was growing up and the Marysville Drive In was best family entertainment option available at the time.

I still remember well how frighten I was when my Dad took the family to see the Thing from another World in 1951, staring James Arness as the Thing. I loved the swings up front by the screen for our use during intermission and waiting for the second movie to start. The popcorn and food at the concession stand was second to none. All good memories from 1950 to 1959 for me.

Some call this progress. I call it our lose for the difference between then and now. Michael Bennett.
5/28/2017 - Bell Opera House - Benton Harbor - Charlotte Zinger Holton
I grew up in Benton Harbor and remember my mother telling of the fire that destroyed the opera house.

I was born in 1933 and never saw it because all trace of it was gone by then. But people said it was a grand building. There is a statue and memorial on the bluff near the river in nearby St. Joseph commemorating the opera house and the firemen who fought the fire.

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5/28/2017 - Westborn Theatre - Dearborn - Gerald Ford
As a lifelong Dearborn Hghts/Dearborn native (actually from the Detroit side of Dearborn Hgts border near Telegraph/Ann Arbor Trail/Warren in the 70s/80s), have lots of good memories at the Westborn.

Sad it only had a good 10-15 year run from open to around the mid-late 80's when it was sold and twinned. Saw Disney flicks like Pete's Dragon, Aristocats and Apple Dumpling Gang here, as well as first run Superman, Superman II and other great 70s/80s fare. Interior shots when it was a single screen would be GREATLY appreciated- I found none with brief Googling. If memory serves, it had a clean, late mid century modern vibe.

Never lived outside of nor had a phone number (landline or cell) other than THE 313! :)..
5/16/2017 - Flat Rock Speedway - Flat Rock - Greg Adanti
Hey Tom glad you enjoyed reading about my uncle. They had a race called the Australian pusuit race that was fantastic I heard some tracks still have it. But they would line orange cones around the track and if the racer was passed on the track he was out of the race and they would race to the last car was left racing. Anybody remember the flag man Clem Van Rossen or John Toth driving TV4.
5/16/2017 - Dorr Raceway - Dorr - Loren
Looking for information on location of this track(or any defunct track in MI). Please email me at hauptmann6@gmail. com.

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