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Columbia Theatre

Address: 50 Monroe St
City: Detroit State: MI Zip: Phone:  
County: Wayne
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Open: 1911 Closed: 1956 Capacity: 1006    
Owner: Kunsky
Web Address: N/A
Number of visits to this page since Sept 2013: 1157

5/28/2011 - Jeff Chapman
Next door (left) of the Columbia can be seen the Bijou Theatre.
1/11/2004 - Cinema Treasures
Opened by John Kunsky in 1911 as his first true movie house in Detroit, after several earlier nickelodeons, including the nearby Bijou (opened as the Cent Odeon), the C. Howard Crane designed Columbia could seat over 1000, and was located on Monroe Street, which was the city's first entertainment district prior to being displaced by Grand Circus Park in the late Teens and early Twenties. The Columbia contained a pipe organ and has its own house orchestra in its early decades of operation. It was closed in 1956 and has long since been demolished. Cinema Treasures Link.

Columbia Theatre - OLD COLORIZED PHOTO
Columbia Theatre - OLD AD
Columbia Theatre - OLD AD

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