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Dexter Theatre

Address: 11618 Dexter
City: Detroit State: MI Zip: Phone:  
County: Wayne
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Open: 1926 Closed: 1964 Capacity: 1226    
Owner: Unknown
Web Address: N/A
Number of visits to this page since Sept 2013: 4502

12/11/2014 - Charles Lee
In 1963, when I lived on Webb ave in Detroit, I was right around the corner from this theater. I used to go there on Saturday's to matinees. I saw The Magnificent Seven there for the first time. I also saw such films as Jack The Giant Killer and The Magic Sword there. One movie I saw there that really stands out was The Day of The Triffords.

1/11/2004 - Unknown
This neighborhood house, which opened in 1926 and could seat just over 1200 is notable for the fact that future Fox Theatre owner (and film producer, best known for I Was A Teenage Werewolf) got his first job here, as an usher and later, a manager in the 40s. During the 50s and early 60s the Dexter was operated by the Detroit Consolidated Theatres chain. It closed in 1964 and has since been demolished. Cinema Treasures Link.
1/10/2004 - Box Office Magazine
March 1959 Issue - Joel W. Levy, formerly of the Dexter Theatre, has moved to Indiana Avenue and is looking forward to a return to show business.
1/10/2004 - Box Office Magazine
March 1959 Issue - Hermen Cohen, onetime teenaged manager of the Dexter Theatre, suprised Helen Bower of the Detroit Free Press with a phone call from London where the producer of such horrors I Was a Teenage Werewolf has just completed Horrors of the Black Museum and Headless Ghost. He expects to be back in Hollywood shortly.
Dexter Theatre - OLD PHOTO

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