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Camelot 1-2-3

Address: 12715 W Warren Ave
City: Dearborn State: MI Zip: Phone:  
County: Wayne
Notes: AKA Circle
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Open: 1937 Closed: Capacity: 1051    
Owner: Nicholas George
Web Address: N/A
Number of visits to this page since Sept 2013: 4890

5/7/2016 - Vern
The Camelot was around until the late 80s or early 90s, if memory serves. It became a dollar movie theater sometime in the 80s (perhaps it was $1. 50). Sadly, the theater was in very poor condition. The patrons were always pushy, the floors sticky and the snack bar poorly stocked.

Of course, for the price, you got what you paid for.
4/21/2013 - richard stoia
Yes, the Camelot was called the Circle Theatre and was built in the late 30's by my grandfather, Joesph Stoia and his partner Joesph Miskinis. It opened for bessiness on Nov. 12, 1937. New owners changed the name in 1963 to the Camelot.

6/14/2011 - ANDRE BITOFF
5/22/2011 - Conrad Herring
I was a kid in the seventies and my cousins lived on Cheyenne around the corner from the Camelot so we used to go there alot on Saturdays. Man. I saw Jaws, Raiders Of The Lost Ark, The Rescuers, Superman, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century. so many memories. I was glad to see the picture posted cause I drove by there the other day wondering if that was the same building that the Camelot occupied.

Old pictures and more info and commentary would be appreciated!!!.
12/9/2006 - JerryD
The Camelot was orignialy called the CIRCLE, the same name as the bar next door. NGT theatres ran the Camelot in tne early 60's, Joe Busic was the DM, it was advertised as a Nice place to Go, lots of family shows and Good first run features. I belived that Zorba the Greek playyed there exclusive for its first run engagement. I saw the Unsinkable Molly Brown there in the early 60's, the lobby reminded me of the Rivera & the Ramona with the Tower/collum formatr.

11/28/2006 - Noize Boy
There was also a gaurd shack on the S. /E. corner nere the top of the building over looking the parking lot. I remember as a kid my grand mother bringing me to see the Graduate. Boy my mother was mad, and my friends didnt belive me as to what I saw.

I lived three blocks away on Oakman and saw many movies there. A couple of doors down was Como's pizza, so after a flick we would get some pizza.
8/19/2006 - Walt
I was an usher here when I was in high school in the early 70s. It was a single screen then and part of the Nicholas George chain. There was a bar next door where we would go to after work sometimes and a restaurant across the street called Borgs that had the best hamburgers back then. Wed go there on our breaks. I also remember how wed party in the theater after it closed.

There was a room way back behind the screen we called the Ushers Room which was a break room where we could eat and smoke or whatever. On the nights the manager wasnt working, wed hang out there after the last show of the evening and drink and party and such. Wed invite all our friends to show up after we closed and wed let them in via the back door and wed have a great time, partying till the wee hours. We had such a great time there.

One of the projectionists we had for a while was a really nice guy and hed hang out and party with us once in a while or hed let us come into the booth on a slow night and hang out and party with him. And then wed go into the basement where all the supplies and marquee letters were kept and wed smash the fluorescent lighting tubes for fun. Yeah it was stupid but we did it. We could also stand behind the screen during a movie and look out at the audience and watch them unseen.

We would see people do the funniest things. So be warned: if youre going to pick your nose or something in the theater, chances are someone is watching you from behind the screen! Just because its dark in there doesnt mean someone cant see you.
1/28/2004 - WaterWinterWonderland
Originally a single screen theatre, it was eventually tri-plexed. It closed sometime in the mid 1990's.
Camelot 1-2-3 - NOW A STORE
Camelot 1-2-3 - OLD PHOTO

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