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Family Theatre


Address: 136 Main Street
City: Adrian State: MI Zip: Phone:  
County: Lenawee
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Owner: Butterfield Theatres
Number of visits to this page since Sept 2013: 10965
 
 

1/25/2012 - Joe Vogel
I've found the Family Theatre mentioned in issues of Michigan Film Review (scan available at Google Books) as early as 1917, along with three other theaters then operating in Adrian: the Crescent Theatre, the Garden Theatre, and the Opera House. The Family Theatre was located at 136 S. Main Street. The building is still standing, and is currently listed for sale on the web site of Edward Surovell Realtors, Ann Arbor (Google the theater's address to find the listing. There's a photo.

) Newspaperarchive. com has many issues of the Adrian Daily Telegram from 1975 and 1976 with ads for the Studio South I and Studio South II, so the theater was twinned in 1975 or earlier.
9/11/2004 - Unknown
Joe Caterina bought it in the early60s, and renamed it Studio South. It was managed by his daughter Virginia and son-in-law Bill Jenkins, who also ran the Sky Drive-In Theater in Adrian.
1/29/2004 - WaterWinterWonderland
The Family seems to date back to the 50's, with the maquee looking similar to the nearby Croswell. More research is needed to nail down the exact locations and dates of these dowtown Adrian houses, this particular one seems to have disappeard or converted.
Family Theatre - AN OLD POSTCARD VIEW
AN OLD POSTCARD VIEW
Family Theatre - 1909 GARDEN THEATER
1909 GARDEN THEATER
Family Theatre - 2012 PHOTO
2012 PHOTO

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