Pandora 1&2

Address: Telegraph Rd & Wick
City: Taylor
State: MI
Zip: 48144
County: Wayne
Open: 1973
Capacity: 700
Owner History: Jerry Lewis Cinemas [Network Cinema Corporation]
Number of visits to this page: 4359
Notes:

The Taylor CInema 1 & 2 was an operation that launched in 1973 and ran for about ten years under the name Pandora Theatre at its end. The theatre building still stands looking much like it did when it opened at Telegraph and Haskell near Wick Road. It started life with Jerry Lewis Cinema signage ready to launch in 1972 with a hopeful, “coming soon” on its attractor. Features would likely have been “Willy Wonka” and “Fiddler on the Roof". But the cinema never launched under the Jerry Lewis banner. [Cinema Treasures dallasmovietheaters]

Info Updates:
6/4/2019 - Hamoody Jaafar
Hello, Growing up, I used to go to my uncle's Video Store International Video Center on Schaefer rd in Dearborn. My dad took me every weekend and every weekend, my Uncle, Fawzi Jafar, who owned that store, made sure I always left with a new movie to take home and watch. That same uncle, owned two movie theatres called Pandora. It was just before I was born. One was on Lafayette downtown in Detroit and the other in Taylor off of Telegraph. I'm a filmmaker now myself (www. hamoodyjaafar. com) and can't help but have a longing to discover more about my Uncle's theatres. Do you have any additional info about these by chance? I just figured I would reach out to ask. Thank you so much in advance.
12/23/2003 - John Lauter
the Pandora 1&2 was originally built as the Jerry Lewis cinemas--an unsucessful venture by the famous entertainer. The Pandora operation was run by the Jafar family of Dearborn, to show arabic films. they had previously operated the Pandora theatre (ex-Summit cinerama, originally "Cass" theatre, 1926, Herbert Kapp arch. corner of Cass and Layfayette, Detroit--demolished 1977). Jafar began operation of Pandora 1&2 in late 1977, folded early 80's.
 Photos:10
Pandora 1&2 - DETROIT FREE PRESS APR 22 1973 A
DETROIT FREE PRESS APR 22 1973 A
Pandora 1&2 - DETROIT FREE PRESS APR 22 1973 B
DETROIT FREE PRESS APR 22 1973 B
Pandora 1&2 - AUG 29 1971 ARTICLE
AUG 29 1971 ARTICLE
Pandora 1&2 - DEC 31 1970 ARTICLE
DEC 31 1970 ARTICLE
Pandora 1&2 - JULY 15 1972 ARTICLE
JULY 15 1972 ARTICLE
Pandora 1&2 - JUN 2 1970 ARTICLE
JUN 2 1970 ARTICLE
Pandora 1&2 - JUN 4 1972 AD
JUN 4 1972 AD
Pandora 1&2 - OCT 3 1969 ARTICLE
OCT 3 1969 ARTICLE
Pandora 1&2 - SEP 22 1971
SEP 22 1971
Pandora 1&2 - TIMES HERALD AUG 27 1971
TIMES HERALD AUG 27 1971
WaterWinterWonderland.com © 2021 Over 51,888,353 Served