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Mariner Theatre

Address: 4XX South Water Street
City: Marine City State: MI Zip: Phone:  
County: St. Clair
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Owner: Unknown
Number of visits to this page since Sept 2013: 10230

7/23/2016 - Kenneth Keith
Welcome to the Mariner, located in lovely Marine City, Michigan across from the St. Clair River. This former theater was built in 1927 and has taken on many different lives over the years. The Mariner has recently been renovated in order to become home to Titanic - The Building of an Icon Exhibit, which includes the official builder's model of Titanic, Fine Art Models' galleries of museum quality, limited edition scale models and finds from around the world. We have also added a boutique theater with 48 original 1930's mohair theater seats.

We show classic movies, documentaries and independent films to an intimate audience. www. marinertheater. net.

7/16/2015 - Ashley
Today, Phillips Sign & Lighting is installing a blade sign & marquee, fabricated in Harrison Twp, MI. The signage is fashioned & inspired by the original sign from the 1920's. Gary Kohs of Fine Art Models purchased the theatre, and is recreating the interior as if you were in the past. The theatre will also house the 18ft Titanic Icon exhibit.

8/7/2003 - Milton Baker
I grew up in Marine city & a 1941 High School Grad - I believe the name of the theater was the MARINER. The long time, well-liked manager and/or owner was Marve Clemons. Movie was 10 cents before I went in service. There was another theatre (cant remember name) down on the same side of the street that showed cowboy movies only (5 cents) which was replaced by a 5 & 10 later. Favorite Shows was when they had stage drawings to give away chickens & Turkeys.

That was wild. Early on when the bigger city theatres started showing sound movies, the Mariner still howed silent movies for some time (same with color) with a long-time (Name?) piono player. I remember that. There was Exit Doors on both sides in the rear of the theatre.

Some of my so-called friends used to crawl under the curtains there and put a wedge in the door to let their friends in free (crawling under the curtains). Many a theatre date in those days was I ll meet you in the lobby 10 cents was still a lot in those days. Sunday matinees drew the largest crowds lining up down the strre tio get in. Also guys used to wait to see if their girlfried was in the line and then tell them See you inside.

They showed local commercials (no sound slides) first, then the news, a comedy and/or a cartoon, then the main feature. Projector breakdowns was not uncommon with the typical boos. An after show treat was Cordens Sweet Shop or either of two other ice cream parlors ( One across the street (Blue Water)gave a triple dip for 5 cents) and Squires Drug Store Soda Fountain The Coke with a fizzle was a big favorite.

7/3/2003 - Richard Metcalf
The theater was the Marine City Theater. Ive seen it called the Marine City Family Theater in old (Teens -30s) photos. I was talking to an M. C. native today, she belives it shut down in the 50s.

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