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Flamingo Theatre


Address: 14270 E. 7 Mile Rd
City: Detroit State: MI Zip: Phone:  
County: Wayne
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Open: 1925 Closed: 1952 Capacity: 997    
Owner: Unknown
Web Address: N/A
Number of visits to this page since Sept 2013: 1551
 
 

9/30/2012 - Ray Roney
As of today, 9/29/2012, the building is still intact and in-use by the Solid Rock church. I'm not sure the status of whats on the inside, but the external structure appears good.
3/19/2008 - Fred Jorgensen
In the early 70''s the Flamingo was owned by the Guzzardo family, owners of Guzzardo Meats. It was called the Flamingo Hall and was the site of high school reunions, wedding receptions and other parties. My wife and I were married in February, 1972 down the street at St. Jude and our reception was at the Flamingo Hall. Don''t remember a whole lot about the inside of the hall, but I do recall the food was excellent and the marriage still exists.

Did a Google search, found a site I think was called DetroitYES that had a blog of the 7 Mile/Gratiot area and had a few mentions and a lot of info of the area. I uploaded a copy of a Flamingo Hall ad and will submit it under separate cover. Unfortunately I have no exterior photos of the theater/hall that I can find and all my photos of the interior are people photos, with little detail of the building.

9/10/2006 - Chris Dean
This theater was torn down during the summer of 2006. It is now a parking lot for a newly built strip mall.
4/1/2004 - John M. Heyka
As a neighborhood movie house, my father went there once to hear a conservative lobbyist named Donald Lobsinger, speak. Years later, it was turned into a ballroom and my high school (Bishop Gallagher-class of 1977) had our after show party there the year we did Fiddler on the Roof (1974). The small building to the immediate left of the theatre(attached) was a repair garage, I believe. Later I think it became a 7-11. To the right stood a mens shoe store which I think fronted Gratiot.

1/30/2004 - WaterWinterWonderland
This was an old neighborhood movie house located on the east side at 7 mile and Gratiot. It had a pretty good run, going 27 years before finally going dark in 1952.
Flamingo Theatre - THE FLAMINGO IS NOW A CHURCH
THE FLAMINGO IS NOW A CHURCH
Flamingo Theatre - AD FROM FRED JORGENSEN
AD FROM FRED JORGENSEN

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