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Wyandotte Theatre


Address: 102 Elm St
City: Wyandotte State: MI Zip: 48192 Phone: (734) 282-9239  
County: Wayne
Notes: AKA: Trillium Performing Arts Center, Wyandotte Main-Annex
Demolished Sept 2007
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Open: 1938 Closed: Capacity: 2000    
Owner: Unknown
Web Address: N/A
Number of visits to this page since Sept 2013: 7453
 
 

5/7/2016 - Robert Denial
The Wyandotte Theatre for many years was owned by Richard and Eugene Sloan, under the corporate name Suburban Detroit Theatres.
5/7/2011 - GLEN
THE PLACE WAS GREAT I SAW MY FIRST MOVIE THERE BILLY JACK , WHAT A GREAT MOVIE IN A GREAT PLACE.
8/8/2008 - Ken Klosterhaus
The Wyandotte was great! Welll, it was my theatre. I grew up watching so many films there. That was back in the day of double features with previews AND a cartoon in between. So many memories. The pop machine in the lobbey delivered the choices in cups - and one could push several flavors and get a custom mix! Another feature, when one went up to the mezzanine restroom one could cross over through the projection booth into the other theater if the projectionist wasn''t looking (or was a friend).

That way one could beat the age requirements for that movie. I remember sitting through Barbarella like 3 times because the opening sequences had Jane Fonda floating in the air doing some strange dance, and she was totally bare-beam and buck-nekkid and if I looked real close for a brief millisecond I could catch a glimpse of pubic hair - hot stuff for my age in those days. The last time I was in the theatre, I forget the movie, I had moved out of the downriver area and was watching for the nostalgia if nothing else, and it still looked good, a little old maybe and worn (like I am now), but it smelled really damp and musty, like an old Wyandotte basement. I''ll miss her, along with Fort George (and I had already forgotten the Southgate Drive-in), but time goes by.

6/30/2007 - Bob
In today''s Detroit news. Great overall information and a picture http://www. detnews. com/apps/pbcs. dll/article?AID=/20070630/METRO/706300363&imw=Y.

6/28/2007 - Kim Connell
Razing of Wyandotte Theater set for mid July metromode, 6/19/2007 The final curtain is coming down for the old Wyandotte Theater now that city officials plan to tear down the old downtown cinema in mid July, but how this all ends for Wyandotte has yet to be written. The city is taking bids to tear down the theater at the corner of First and Elm streets after the city's art fair concludes on July 14. City officials hope the cleared area will facilitate new development. A request for proposals on what to build on the site will be put out soon after the theater is razed. The site will be open to all sorts of proposals, such as a boutique hotel, department store or condos.

Local officials had hoped to reopen the vacant building as a theater again, although concluded that wasn't possible after meeting with entrepreneurs in the theater industry. They said, according to city officials, that a commercial theater needs at least 12 to 15 screens to be viable and the most the Wyandotte Theater could offer was six. The Art Deco-style theater has been closed for 17 years and is completely gutted. It was the first multiple-screen theater in Michigan when it opened in 1936.

The city bought the theater earlier this year for $802,600. Source: Joseph Voszatka, Community Development Director for Wyandotte Writer: Jon Zemke.
2/25/2005 - Erika Sauve
I was always impressed with this place. It seemed well kept and elegant. I had at least 2 screens. A great place to a thirteen year old to soak up some atmosphere while watching the movie, and it was always kinda empty. When I would frequent there it was already a dollar movie.

The bathrooms !! you went up a flight of stairs to get to them. they were small but cool. You could sneak a cigarette no problem up there lol. I remember it was all pastels on the second floor.

I was introduced to art deco in this place. Seeing the pictures is a shame, I hope this isnt the end of it.
11/16/2004 - Bob Quigley
This past Halloween, The former Wyandotte Theater was used as a haunted house. sheesh, what a waste! I hope this building isnt going the way of most of the theaters in downtown areas.

9/11/2004 - Matt Wilkinson
I wanted to let everyone know that I think that the Trillium Performing Arts Center went belly up have not seen any activity there went by today 6/12/04 door to lobby was open and severly vandilized got some photos of the inside.
Wyandotte Theatre - OLD PHOTO
OLD PHOTO
Wyandotte Theatre - RECENT PIC FROM MATTHEW WILKINSON
RECENT PIC FROM MATTHEW WILKINSON
Wyandotte Theatre - RECENT PIC FROM MATTHEW WILKINSON
RECENT PIC FROM MATTHEW WILKINSON
Wyandotte Theatre - RECENT PIC FROM MATTHEW WILKINSON
RECENT PIC FROM MATTHEW WILKINSON
Wyandotte Theatre - MARQUEE
MARQUEE
Wyandotte Theatre - MARQUEE
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MARQUEE
Wyandotte Theatre - FROM DOWN THE STREET
FROM DOWN THE STREET
Wyandotte Theatre - FROM DOWN THE STREET
FROM DOWN THE STREET
Wyandotte Theatre - OLD PIC FROM CITY OF WYANDOTTE
OLD PIC FROM CITY OF WYANDOTTE
Wyandotte Theatre - OLD PIC FROM CITY OF WYANDOTTE
OLD PIC FROM CITY OF WYANDOTTE
Wyandotte Theatre - OLD PIC FROM CITY OF WYANDOTTE
OLD PIC FROM CITY OF WYANDOTTE
Wyandotte Theatre - OLD PIC FROM CITY OF WYANDOTTE
OLD PIC FROM CITY OF WYANDOTTE
Wyandotte Theatre - REAR OF BUILDING
REAR OF BUILDING
Wyandotte Theatre - REAR OF BUILDING
REAR OF BUILDING
Wyandotte Theatre - LOBBY
LOBBY
Wyandotte Theatre - TICKET BOOTH
TICKET BOOTH
Wyandotte Theatre - DEMO PIC FROM CHARLIE
DEMO PIC FROM CHARLIE
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DEMO PIC FROM CHARLIE
Wyandotte Theatre - DEMO PIC FROM CHARLIE
DEMO PIC FROM CHARLIE
Wyandotte Theatre - DEMO PIC FROM CHARLIE
DEMO PIC FROM CHARLIE
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DEMO PIC FROM CHARLIE
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DEMO PIC FROM CHARLIE
Wyandotte Theatre - SUMMER 2007 FROM CHARLIE
SUMMER 2007 FROM CHARLIE
Wyandotte Theatre - SUMMER 2007 FROM CHARLIE
SUMMER 2007 FROM CHARLIE

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