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Campus Theatre


Address: 1208 S University Ave
City: Ann Arbor State: MI Zip: Phone:  
County: Washtenaw
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Open: 1957 Closed: 1987 Capacity: 1054  
Owner: Butterfield Theatres
Number of visits to this page since Sept 2013: 2406
 
 

1/10/2004 - Cinema Treasures
Initially planned to be built on the site of the old Whitney Theatre, the Campus' site was eventually moved to what was felt to be a more centrally located spot on South University Avenue. The Campus, which opened in 1957, has the distinction of being the only Detroit-area movie theater built in the 50s. The Campus' building not only contained the 1,054-seat theater itself, but retail stores and office space, as well. It had one of the largest screens in Ann Arbor, measuring 40' by 18'. It was operated by the Detroit-based Butterfield Theatres circuit and was designed by Louis Wiltse.

In the early 80s, it was acquired by Kerasotes Theatres, which ran the Campus until it closed in 1987, the last film on its marquee being King Kong Lives. Despite talk of the theater perhaps being reopened as an art house, nothing ever came to fruition, and the Campus was torn down within a year, replaced by a strip mall. Cinema Treasures Link.
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